ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2020
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Online lecture
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MARTINA MENEGON (media artist, Vienna)
„when you are close to me I shiver“ - the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality
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Artists working with Virtual Reality as an artistic medium and form of expression often embrace digital artefacts and imperfections that arise during the creational and computational process. When these digital distortions are applied to the virtual bodies they trigger a sense of “intellectual uncertainty” and uncanniness. In her talk, Martina Menegon will introduce her artistic practice and methodology and will walkthrough the concept of synthetic corporeality and of avatars as perceivable entities in her works.
Martina Menegon (Italy, 1988) is an artist working with Interactive and Mixed Reality Art to create intimate and complex assemblages of physical and virtual elements that explore the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality. She is teaching at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and regularly collaborates with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio, teaching multimedia tools for interactive arts at the IUAV University in Venice and creating interactive performances and installations. Since 2019 she is directing :afk, curating Mixed Reality Art exhibitions in Vienna. She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.