Erika Mondria


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  • Ars Electronica

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  • ISEA2020

    Erika Mondria has studied Fine Art & Cultural Studies at the Kunstuniversität Linz and the JKU (AT), Fine Art at London Institute (UK) and Marseille at Aix-Marseille Université (FR). She is a trained hypnotherapist and certified mental trainer. During the last 10 years Erika has managed and developed the BrainLab at the Ars Electronica Center and worked with various biometric measurement technologies such as eye tracking, retina photography and EEG based brain computer Interface. In 2019 she founded the artist collective: RIXLmemMatriX©. She is currently supervising brain projects at Ars Electronica and also conceives and implements interactive visitor programs in the fields of neuroscience and Brain Computer Interface.

    Since 2018, her main focus is on art and science research within interactive art scenarios. Biometric measurement in art is part of her PHD thesis and the question about the reciprocity of human corporeality, the biometric metrology and the artistic staging. Her artistic approach has always been guided by the observation of the relationship between the inner world and the outer world, the reciprocity of outer conditions and inner body processes (e.g. the cultural imprinting of the body and their external implications).The subject of biometric technology in art and its capabilities, the physicality associated with it in particular the internal (enteroception) and external perception of the body, in interaction with artistic staging, offers the core area of her artistic scientific research. An accurate and precise acquisition of biometric data is most important and builds the basis for any of her artistic realizations. (E.g. Artwork: Retina, what does it mean to be a body? “outside – inside” 2017-2019 Ares Electronica, Main Gallery) Her latest neuro-interactive art works (2020) PHYSIO TRANSFORMER, (2019) “my brain code 1.0” and Retina “innen-außen ML 1.0” were exhibited in Ulm (DE), at Ars Electronica Center (AT), at the Speculum Artium Festival (SI).


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