ARTIST

Praxmarer Robert

Austria

Robert Praxmarer is an artist, developer and researcher. Currently he leads the department for Augmented Reality & Computer Games at University of Applied Sciences Salzburg. Furthermore he is the creative and scientific head of the Center for Advance in Digital Entertainment Technologies (CADET) and the Pervasive Entertainment Lab Salzburg (PELS). In his professional career he worked together with international artists and designers and consulted and produced works for companies such as SAP, Bayer, Siemens, Lufthansa and UEFA. He received international awards and scholarships (Grand Media Art Award Salzburg, UNESCO Digital Arts Award, Podium09, Crossing Europe). He was a long time fellow of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in the role of a virtual reality and computer vision key researcher. He was an artist in residence of the program "Les pepinieres pour les jeunes artistes" of the European Union and the "Cite des Arts"-Program in Paris and presented his works in over 25 countries (ARCO Madrid, European Cultural Capital, Play Cultures, ...). Together with Reinhold Bidner he forms the artistic duo 1n0ut. His research and works are in interactive dramaturgy and the creation of immersive Experience spaces in Mixed Reality and Cross Media.

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Con-fusions

200700:02:50Video Art
CONfusions is an experimental real-time video sound portrait of Prague. With algorithmic deconstruction of architectural photographs the city is reconstructed in a visual flow which serves as a metaphor for transition and change. This work tries to catch the vibe and speed of Prague, steadily reconstructed, torn apart for new shopping centers, blending all together and leaving the illusion of beauty in a monotone but colorful self-consuming void. It is an exploration departing from urban microstructures to a more general view onto our lifestyles of speed, consumption and visual entertainment. Analog fragments are melted with digital algorithms to question what is left?



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