ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2015
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien
VICTORIA VESNA (Artist, Professor at UCLA)
"BEING IN BETWEEN: Path of an art(scient)ist"
In this retrospective talk, Victoria Vesna will outline a non-linear path in her life and work. She is a passionate advocate of art and science not being separated and is currently obsessed with octopuses, birds and consciousness in relation to our networked animal selves.
Victoria Vesna is an artist and professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and is Director of the UCLA Art | Sci Center. With her performative / interactive installations she investigates how technologies affect collective behavior and communication perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation (PhD, University of Wales, 2000).Her work involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano-scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists and she brings this experience to students. Victoria has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions 20+, 70+ group shows, has been published in 20+ papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade.