[ISEA2018] Artist Talk: Claudia Robles-Angel — LEIKHĒN: A Hybrid Immersive Audiovisual Space


Art, Science & Us sub-programme

Artist talk and video for exhibition

Presentation of the interactive audiovisual installation LEIKHĒN, which combines biomedical signals within an immersive interactive environment. The project is inspired by the composite plant of lichen (from Greek: leikhēn), which is the result of a hybrid partnership between a fungus and an alga. The installation is therefore a reflection upon the interaction and mutualistic relationship between two organisms, and how this union impacts on their behaviours inside a created audiovisual space. The installation was created in the frame of an artist in residence invitation at the Immersive Lab (IL), ICST – Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK), Switzerland.

  • Claudia Robles-Angel (Germany) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work and research cover different aspects of visual and sound art, extending from audiovisual fixed-media compositions to performances and installations interacting with biomedical signals via the usage of interfaces such as EEG (electroencephalogram) and EMG (electromyography). Her work is often featured in not only media and sound-based festivals/conferences but also in group and solo exhibitions around the globe, for example the ZKM Karlsruhe, the ICMC 2007 in Copenhagen, ICMC 2009 in Montréal and 2016 in Utrecht, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 in Yokohama, the Re-New Festival 2011 in Copenhagen, ISEA2011 Istanbul, the NIME 2011 in Oslo, at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013, Harvestworks Center NYC and ISEA2017 Manizales.      claudearobles.de

Supported by the Department of Arts and Humanities, Brunel University London, UK and ICST, Institute for Computer Music and Sound