ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2023
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien
PATRÍCIA J. REIS (media artist, Vienna)
hacking > touching < caring
Starting from the belief that we are living through a new crisis of touch, in particular in post-pandemic times and when digital interfaces are becoming more centred in visuality, Patrícia J. Reis questions if technology can be an important asset to empower us to be in touch with each other, ourselves and the things of the world? Throughout the creative methodology of hacking, touching and caring, Reis will offer an artist talk about her multidisciplinary practice as an artist and a researcher.
Patrícia J. Reis works as a media artist based in Vienna employing a practice that encompasses different formats and media to examine our relationship with technology. In her complex installations she often appeals to the visitor’s sensoriality in an intimate and sensual way, encouraging them to become active participants. Seeking to subvert visuality as a primarily mode of experience, she plays with technology as a mean to expand and stimulate corporeal perceptions in the viewer.
Reis has exhibited her work frequently nationally and internationally in solo and group shows. In 2023 she was awarded with the Elise Richter PEEK Grant by the FWF, in 2021 she was awarded with the Outstanding Artist Award (Video and Media Art) by the BKMOES and was the artist selected for the International exchange program IMPACT ART between Austria and San Francisco Bay in the USA, awarded by the Ars Electronica, BKMOES and zero1.org.
Patrícia J. Reis has been lecturing at the Digital Arts department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2015.