Lorenz Potthast

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  • ISEA2018

    Potthast is a Media Artist with an interdisciplinary design background, technological interest and cultural empathy. My work deals with digital technologies in two different ways: On the one hand it investigates the implications of a transforming digitalized and globalized world through research and analysis while on the other hand it uses the possibilities of Digital Media as a new way of playful, artistic expression.

    Currently I am working as independent Media Artist, as a co-founding member of the Collective for Audio-Visual Art Xenorama and as coordinator of the Digital Impact Lab of M2C Institute in Bremen, Gröpelingen. Also I have a teaching position for “Audio-Visual Articulation” at the University of the Arts Bremen and am frequently giving lectures and workshops at different occations. I studied Integrated Design BA and Digital Media MA at the University of Arts in Bremen with excurses to Interaction Design at the IUAV Venice and internships at various media art and design studios. Inbetween I worked as Multimedia Centre Coordinator at the BAT Centre in Durban, South Africa. After returning I was one of the initiators of MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS, a platform for intercultural exchange with refugees for which I up to now coordinate through a lectureship at HfK Bremen.

    My works were shown among others at ZKM Karlsruhe, National Arts Center Tokyo, Museum of Moving Images New York, the ISEA2018 in Durban, South Africa, Schlosslichtspiele at ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz, CCCB Barcelona, Techkriti Festival in India, European Media Art Festival, and published in several magazines including neural magazine, WIRED, The Guardian and Fast Company. My projects won several national and international awards, including twice the New Face Award at Japan Media Art Festival, Innovation by Design Award New York, the Annual Multimedia Award Germany and the annual Award of the University of Arts Bremen.


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  • Bremen, Germany

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