Rewa Wright

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Newcastle, School of Creative Industries, Lecturer

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2020

    Rewa Wright (the University of Newcastle, UK) has been working with augmented (AR) and mixed reality (MR) since 2012, and has 20 years of experience in various aspects of photographic, moving, and virtual image creation. Wright weaves together theory and practice in philosophy, cyberfeminism, interaction design, technoculture, camera-less photography, and artificial vision technologies with living plants and custom built software to examine the conditions of our relationship to computation, ecology and the body.

    Rewa is Māori from Ngati Taweke/Te Rarawa/Te Uri o Hau hapu of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Indigenous practices are emergent in their mixed reality performances that incorporate and adapt gestures from traditional dance, and permeate an investigation of plant-data-body ecologies. Rewa’s most recent XR project was curating and co-designing (with 13 other artists from Australia and Aotearoa/NZ) the FASTlab Performance Experiment, a network of webXR rooms that was part of the Ars Electronica Newcastle Garden (9-13 September 2020).


    Rewa Wright, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Rewa Wright is fascinated by shifts in dynamic systems and emergent computational assemblages. She works across the territories of generative art, mixed reality, experimental documentary, and live audio-visual performance. She spends most of her time generating unholy conjunctions of sound and image in Unity, and is completing her PhD in Art, Design & Media at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

    Rewa Wright is fascinated by augmented emergences in organiccomputational-material systems, which she calls software assem-blages. She works across the territories of generative art, net-worked abstraction, experimental documentary, audio-visual performance, and mixed reality. She has presented her work at ISEA2013 (Sydney), the Post Screen Festival 2014 (Lisbon), and ISEA2015 (Vancouver), ISEA2016 (Hong Kong) and Vivid 2016 (Sydney). She is finishing her Ph.D in realtime, in the afterglow of a future not yet born.


    Rewa Wright is a media artist and intra-action designer working with plant signals, human bodies, and self-organising data.


    Rewa Wright, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.


    Rewa Wright, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Last Known Location:

  • Australia

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