mrs Karen Lancel
1. ARTIST DUO Karen Lancel & Hermen Maat. Lancel is PHD candidate at Technical University Delft (Practice based PHD) - and member of ARTI research group (Artistic research, theory and innovation) at Amsterdam School of the Arts.
'I am part of the networks and the networks are part of me...I link, therefore I am.'
William J. Mitchell, ME++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City.
Karen Lancel and Hermen Maat design ‘meeting places’ in city public spaces. These ‘meeting places’ are designed as seductive, visual performances, installations and participatory networks. Each ‘meeting place’ or social sculpture functions as an artistic ‘social lab’ in which the artists invite their audience as co-researchers. The audience is invited to experiment and play with social technologies; and to reflect on their perception of the city, and their experience of body, presence, identity and community.
Through their artworks Lancel and Maat research contemporary social systems in a mediated society. For every ‘meeting place’ they deconstruct existing communication technologies and strategies; and design a new innovative montage of physical and virtual interaction. Through audience interaction Lancel and Maat show social portraits of urban mediated life.
Ars Electronica Linz, Austria // ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany // De Appel Amsterdam, NL// Transmediale Berlin, Germany // Eyebeam, New York, USA // Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL // Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, NL // Artfair Artforum Berlin, Germany // Urban Screens 08, Melbourne, AUS // ISEA 04 Helsinki, Finland // Biennale Villette Numerique, Paris, France //
Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South-Korea // Smart Project Space Amsterdam, NL // Chinese European Art Center-CEAC // DCC Shanghai / Expo 2010, China //
The Second Art @ Science International Exhibition/Symposium, Beijing, China // V2_LAB for Unstable Media Rotterdam, NL // Urban Screens 05 Amsterdam, NL // Dutch Institute for Media Art Amsterdam (NIMK), NL // ISEA Istanbul 2011 Turkey // Second new media Art Exhibition at Millennium Art Museum Beijing, China.
Lancel is PhD Candidate at the Technical University of Delft; she is member of the Art Practice and development ARTI research group of Marijke Hoogenboom at Amsterdam School of the Arts; and core lecturer MFA interactive media art 2005-2008 at Frank Mohr Institute Groningen. Maat teaches media art at Minerva Art Academy Groningen.
TELE_TRUST - at ISEA 2011 Istanbul
How do we trust as networking bodies?
Do you need to see my eyes to trust me or do we need to touch?
Tele_Trust creates an engaging agora researching new parameters for online trust. We are faced with a paradox: while we increasingly demand transparency in our changing social eco-system, we cover our bodies with personal communication technology. Tele_Trust it invites the audience in a semi-compatible social system for an innovative, reflective embodied encounter. In a visual poetic way, the artists research contemporary emotional and social tension in smart cities - between visibility, presence, privacy and trust.
Tele_Trust takes place in dynamic social spaces. Here it invites you to wear a full body interactive DataVeil, inspired by a monks’ habit, a burqa, Darth Vader, a business suit. With flexible touch sensors woven into the smart fabric of the veil, your body becomes a wireless interface allowing to connect with other people's smart phones. By caressing their screens, anonymous smartphone users can unveil your face online. Through body touching and real time audio, you meet in an intimate body experience to exchange stories about: Am I here with you? Who is controlling who? With what identity and in whose body? In an ongoing process, user generated content is continuously added to the TELE_TRUST database: Everyone can wear a DataVeil.
SHOWS: Istanbul, Shanghai, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Dunnedin New Zealand, Banff Canada.
DEVELOPED with V2_Lab Rotterdam and BNMI Canada.