PETRA GEMEINBOECK & MARY AGNES KRELL
Petra Gemeinboeck is an architect and media artist, currently based in Sydney, Australia, where she is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Sydney. Her artistic practice and theoretical research bring together the fields of architecture, computer science, media art and visual culture. In her works Petra creates scenarios of encounter in which spatial boundaries of the physical, the virtual, the social and the subjective become perforated and hybridized. Her interactive installations and virtual environments have been exhibited internationally at venues such as Archilab 2004, Orléans, France, the Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA, and the Inter Communication Center, Tokyo, Japan and have been featured in magazines such as ARCHIS and Computer Graphics World. Petra has published widely on the interrelations of physical and virtual spaces and issues of embodied negotiation in virtual environments.
Mary Agnes Krell
Mary Agnes Krell has worked as a digital author and artist in the UK and the USA for over ten years and currently lectures in the practice and theory of digital media at Sussex University in the South East of England. In recent years, she has been a Vectors Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Centre and has worked closely with the Lee Miller Archive on various digital narratives. Mary Agnes is also an associate member of England’s Forced Entertainment as a digital author and, with them, has created a number of photographic virtual reality pieces that have been exhibited internationally at venues including the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, the ICA in London, and The Art Institute of Chicago. Her current work explores impossible geographies using locative and pervasive technologies. She collaborates with artists in Sydney, Iowa and San Francisco.