LAZNIA 1 2008 - IMMEDIATE ART - Prof. Monika Fleischmann
08.12.2008, at 6 p.m.
Monika Fleischmann is a German media artist and scientist and Professor for Media Art and Theory of the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen. Since 1997 she has been Head of Media Arts & Research Studies, the MARS – Exploratory Media Lab at the Fraunhofer Institute IAIS. Her multifaceted education – digital media, visual arts, theatre play and fashion design – makes her an expert in media arts & technology, media art education, curating digital media (arts) and scenography.
Her main research topic is to extend the concept of communication through interaction and participation on the base of perceptive processes. In 1999 she started – together with Giaco Schiesser and the Knowbotic Research group – a New Media Department at the University for Art & Design in Zürich. In 2000/01 the Time Fast Forward magazine ranks Monika Fleischmann among the “People to Watch”. Her work is internationally recognized and awarded: In 1992, “Home of the Brain” (first artistic HMD – VR Installation) got the Golden Nica of Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.
In 1997, “Liquid Views– Narcissus’ mirror” (1992-93), was part of the opening exhibition of the ZKM – Center for Art and Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany while „ – performing the archive” (2006) is part of the exhibition YOU_ser: the Century of the Consumer (2007-09). In 1987 she co-founded Art+Com in Berlin with artists, architects and computer scientists. Since then she has produced a large number of media art and design objects in cooperation with her partner Wolfgang Strauss. In co-operation with her partner he received 22 awards. She published more than 100 scientific papers, artistic essays and theoretical articles. In 2004 she edited the anthology “Digitale Transformationen” with 50 articles from distinguished authors of digital media art. Every two years she is organising the “digital sparks” Award, the biggest prize on interactive media for students in the German speaking countries.
Projekt dofinansowany ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego w ramach programu Edukacja kulturalna i upowszechnianie kultury.
Municipal Institution of Culture