ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2023
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien
Making as a means of experiencing other worlds
Hannah Perner-Wilson will give an inside into her work, which combines conductive materials and craft techniques to develop new styles of building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. A significant part of her work goes into documenting and disseminating her techniques so that they can be applied by others.
"I am an inventor who likes to tell stories. But my stories are not the kind that I can simply 'tell'. Rather, they are worlds, situations, creative processes in which I want to involve you, so that you can spin your own narratives. As a storytelling inventor, I design and build interactive artifacts that lure you into my thinking. Working with soft technologies (electronic textiles and wearable technology) provides me with much opportunity for unusual aesthetics and interactions, as means of accessing your imaginations." (Hannah Perner-Wilson)
Hannah Perner-Wilson received a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz and an M.Sc. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where she was a student in the High-Low Tech research group. Her thesis work focused on developing, documenting and disseminating a Kit-of-No-Parts approach to building electronics. Since 2006 she has been collaborating with Mika Satomi, forming the collective KOBAKANT. Together they produce work that pokes fun at technology in their lives, and they maintain an online database titled "How To Get What You Want", where they share their textile sensor designs and DIY approach to E-Textiles. The past three years Hannah Perner-Wilson had a guest professorship in the Spiel&Objekt Masters program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin.