Conversation. October 28th 2016.
Tabakalera, Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Dabadaba, Mundaitz Kalea, 8, Donostia-San Sebastián.
Michelle Teran claims a hybrid practice that links political and social involvement to contemporary art actions. She critically engages media, connectivity and perception in the city, utilizing the language of surveillance, cartography and social networks. She incorporates strategies of translation and contemporary archiving practices within social media. Her multidisciplinary works span film, text, performance, installation, online works, participatory events and interventions in public space. She is research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) where she has been carrying out her research within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme (practice-based PhD). She is the winner of several awards, including the Transmediale Award (2010), the Turku2011 Digital Media & Art Grand Prix Award, Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention (2005, 2010) and the Vida 8.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition. Currently she is developing a series of works that examine crisis subjectivities within the scope of recent (post-2011) political movements. She is part of the artist-group SYNSMASKINEN, which is an inquiry into 7 fields of contemporary political crisis. Born in Canada, she currently resides in Berlin.
More pictures of Michelle Teran at Radio Symposium LaPublika here.