Hermen Maat

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ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2019

    Hermen Maat forms an art-science duo with Karen Lancel. They are considered pioneers exploring embodied presence, privacy, empathy, and trust, in post-human bio(techno)logical entanglement with (non-)human others. They radically re-orchestrate automated control technologies, bio- feedback and social-sensory perception, to create ‘Trust-Systems’, for intimate meeting experiences and for public dialogue on resilient, AI/AE social eco- cultures. In host, immersive performance-installations (‘shared neuro-feedback systems’, ‘reflexive data-scapes’), audience interact through face-recognition, brain-computer, smart-textile technologies – portrayed in video-works and data- prints.

    Shows: ZKM, Venice Biennale 2015; Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Ars Electronica; NABI Seoul; 2nd TASIE Millennium Museum Beijing, Transmediale Berlin; WaagSociety Amsterdam; ISEA2004- 2011-2016; Shanghai World-Expo2010. Residencies and fellowships grants awarded by Mondriaan Foundation, Banff Center, V2_Institute, TASML Tsinghua University, NWO-Netherlands, EMAP-EMARE Creative-Europe Programme. Maat lectures, publishes, teaches internationally (CHI, ArtsIT, Leonardo), conducting PhD-research at TU Delft ‘Participatory-Systems-Initiative’ and at Hanze-University Groningen (Minerva Academy), where Lancel previously headed the MFA media-art program. Works are included in Digital-Canon LIMA and ZKM collections.


    Artists and researchers Hermen Maat and Karen Lancel (Lancel/Maat, based in Amsterdam, NL) are considered pioneers exploring the tension between embodied presence, intimacy and alienation, social cohesion and isolation, privacy and trust in posthuman bio(techno)logical entanglement with (non-)human others. They radically deconstruct and re-orchestrate automated biometric control technologies neuro-feedback and sensory perception, to create poetic Trust-Systems.


    Hermen Maat teaches media art at the Minerva Art Academy Groningen, NL.


    Hermen Maat, Artist and Researcher (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).


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  • Amsterdam, Netherlands the


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