Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Digital Art Practice

Title: Synthetic Corporeality in Contemporary Digital Art Practice

“the awareness of the self is most significantly activated at the moments of disturbance of balance, in situations of perplexity and disorientation”

– Ksenia Fedorova

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 which boundaries between “real” and virtual, animate and inanimate, human and non-human get blurred.
In her talk, Martina Menegon will introduce her artistic practice and methodology and further discuss representations of the body in digital art practice, focusing on the intimate and complex assemblage of physical and virtual elements that explore the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality.

Speaker: Martina Menegon

Martina Menegon (Italy, 1988) is a multimedia artist working with Interactive, Digital and Mixed Reality Art. She is teaching at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Art University in Linz and regularly collaborates with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio, teaching multimedia tools for interactive arts and creating interactive performances and installations.
She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.