Theresa Schubert (Germany)

BODYMETRIES Generative interactive installation, 2013

Co-authors : Michal Markert and Moritz Dreßler.

Through a generative interactive setup, Bodymetries proposes a map of the human body adapted to each person’s body shape. In real time, spectators see a living organism appear on the skin of their arms, which grows from their beauty spots. Taking inspiration from the work of Marshall McLuhan, this work explores the body as an “experimental laboratory”.

Scientific collaborator Andrew Adamatzky.
Supported by: European Commission and FP7 project PhyChip, LinzImpuls Förderung, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Kreativfond.

Theresa Schubert

Born in 1983, lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Theresa Schubert is a post-media artist whose exploratory work lies at the crossroads of art and science. She studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle, Australia, then Media Art and Design at the Bauhaus University of Weimar in Germany. Her work combines audiovisual and hybrid media in conceptual, immersive installations, or in interventions on site. These bio-poetic works, which treat natural phenomena as a real creative process, offer visitors new interactions.

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