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LANCEL/MAAT

Karen Lancel and Hermen Maat are artists and researchers who pioneer in exploring embodied presence, intimacy, privacy and trust in the posthuman bio(techno)logical entanglements with (non-)human others. They radically re-orchestrate automated control technolo- gies, neuro-feedback and disrupted sensory perception to create the so-called Trust-Systems. Their immersive audiovisual perfor- mances Meeting Rituals and Reflexive Datascapes are based on social multi-sensory experience of AI, brain and touch communication, for shared emotion, reflection and public dialogue in merging realities with ecologies. Their performance-installations and video works have been shown internationally: 56th Venice Biennale 2015, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica, Transmediale Berlin, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ISEA 2004–19, HeK Basel, RIXC Riga, TASIE Beijing 2006–19, National Museum of China; supported by Mondriaan Fund, NWO Netherlands Research Fund, V2Lab Rotterdam, European Media-Art Platform/ Creative Europe Program (EMAP/EMARE). Lancel is a Ph.D. researcher at TU Delft, previously heading MFA media-art Hanze at the University Groningen where Maat is a Ph.D. researcher and lecturer. They have published internationally with CHI 2018, Springer, Leonardo, MIT. The have been granted research fellowships at Banff Center Canada, Vienna University, TASML Beijing. Their works are included in public and private collections (e.g. ZKM Karlsruhe and LIMA Foundation, Amster- dam). They have won a number of awards, including GAAC Global AI Art Competition 2019 Beijing, Virtueel Platform 2010–12, Film Fund Golden Calf Interactive nomination 2019, TASIE2019 Wu Guanzhong Award/Tsinghua University Beijing.

 

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