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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Verena Friedrich (de)

Installation, ongoing, 2009

Transducers is an installation composed of several glass tubes, each containing a single human hair. Mimicking scientific examination methods the object under investigation – the human hair – is triggered by the machinery and is stimulated to react. This reaction is registered, amplified and transduced into a sound. Each of the devices generates a unique sound based on the individual specimen from each donor.

About the Artist

Verena Friedrich develops predominantly installations, objects and robotics dealing with the relationship between people, science and technology. Her work includes the use of electronics and digital media as well as sculptural and biological material. Friedrich studied art and media at the University of Art and Design Offenbach, at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Shown internationally at various media art festivals and exhibitions, Friedrich’s works were awarded the International Media Award for Science and Art from ZKM Karlsruhe and received a nomination for the Transmediale Award 2008. Since 2009 she has been teaching at the University of Art and Design Offenbach.

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Hansastr. 3
44137 Dortmund

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