Theresa Schubert is a Berlin-based artist exploring unconventional visions of nature, technology and the self. Her work combines audiovisual and biomedia to conceptual and immersive installations or performances. By means of interdisciplinary methods – such as biohacking, theoretical analysis, performative interpretation and material experimentation – her works question the relation of humans to their environment and evolvement of matter and meaning beyond the Anthropos. More recently, she works with UHD video environments and 3D Laser Scanning to challenge modes of perception and question the human-machine-nature relationship in hypertech societies. Schubert’s work has been exhibited at, e.g. Ars Electronica Linz, Art Laboratory Berlin, KW Berlin, Electrofringe Festival, European Media Art Festival, Kapelica Gallery Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art Vilnius, MMOMA Moscow, or Museum Villa Rot, or Newcastle Region Gallery. She is a member of SALOON Berlin and medienkunstverein Berlin.
“My first reason for choosing this residency was my immediate affinity with the representation of fluvial systems. Images of fluvial networks have a strong aesthetic resemblance to the microworlds and cellular structures that appear in my art such as slime molds or mycelial networks. Also, acting against climate change is very important to me. By combining novel technologies and biological methods, I would like to lay the grounds for positive transformation of current ecological challenges and our behaviour towards nature through creative strategies and aesthetic experiences.