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Lauren Moffatt

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Image Technology Echoes, 2020

Lauren Moffatt has been nominated for DKB's VR ART PRIZE with her virtual reality piece Image Technology Echoes.

 

In the immersive experimental fiction Image Technology Echoes by Lauren Moffatt, we enter a quiet gallery inside a cavernous museum space. The gallery is empty, except for an older man and a younger woman. The pair are having a stilted conversation about the painting they are looking at: a large expressionist canvas depicting a stormy ocean. This odd exchange seems to circulate indefinitely… unless we step inside the body of one of the two figures and are transported to their mental space. Each interior is a messy room with its own life. In this place, the person’s doppelgänger homunculus is reciting their stream of consciousness that the artist generated with a neural network, and the painting appears very different from what we just saw in the gallery.

Profile Lauren Moffatt

Lauren Moffatt is an Australian artist working between video, performance and immersive technologies. Her works, often presented in multiple forms, explore the paradoxical subjectivity of connected bodies and the friction at the frontiers between digital and organic life. Lauren's works usually take the form of speculative fictions and environments, which are conceived using a mixture of obsolete and pioneering technologies and often occupy both physical and virtual space.

 

Lauren completed her studies at the College of Fine Arts (AU), Université Paris VIII (FR), and Le Fresnoy –Studio national des arts contemporains. Lauren's works have been screened and exhibited most recently at Hartware MedienKunstVerein (G), Palais de Tokyo (FR), Villa Medici (IT), UNSW Galleries (AU), Daegu Art Museum (KOR), Museum Dr. Guislain (BE), SAVVY Contemporary (G), FACT Liverpool (UK), The Sundance Film Festival (US), ZKM (G), Q21 Freiraum (AUT) and La Gaîté Lyrique (FR). She lives and works between Berlin and Valencia.