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Petra Gemeinboek

Petra Gemeinboeck’s practice crosses the fields of architecture, interactive installation, mobile media, robotics, and visual culture. In her current research, Petra explores the potential of robotic intervention as an investigative lens into the politics of surveillance by deploying autonomous robots, embedded into the architectural fabric of a gallery. She is a founding member of the international artist group In Serial, working with performative assemblages of choreographed robots and chemical fluids. Previously, Petra has developed immersive virtual spaces that experimented with feminist and postcolonial concepts of the body. Her locative and sensor-based interactive works explored the paradoxical ground common to both intervention and surveillance. Her works implicate participants in negotiation scenarios in which they are challenged to face, conspire with or perhaps even solicit a machine-generated co-performer. They have been exhibited internationally at venues including Archilab (FR), Ars Electronica (AT), Gallery Fabrica (UK), ICC Tokyo (JP), MCA Chicago (IL, USA), and the Thessaloniki Biennale (GR).

Date 
b. 1971
Birth place
Vienna, Senior , Austria

Lives and works

Sydney
NSW
Australia
2004
Selected works
Selected events
Zwischenräume by robococo (Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders), video documentation extract., – from Zwischenräume, via Vimeo