Fugitive MaterialsLauren Moffatt
12:00 - 19:00
The virtual reality environment Fugitive Materials presents an austere moonlit landscape filled with dense ambient sounds and populated with giant flower forms that sway and reach out. Are they sentient? Monsters? Extraterrestrial deities? The longer the visitor focuses on one of these behemoths, the more it decomposes, until finally it vanishes completely and the visitor is transported into a new place, the same but different. Part of the Flowers for Suzanne Clair universe, a series of works that use speculative fiction to create new imaginaries and forms of embodiment, Fugitive Materials explores cycles of flourishing and decay in natural and digital worlds.
Biography Lauren Moffatt
Lauren Moffatt is an Australian artist working with immersive environments and experimental narrative practices. Her works, often presented in hybrid and iterative forms, explore the paradoxical subjectivity of connected bodies and the indistinct boundaries between digital and organic life. In 2021 she was awarded the DKB VR Art Prize (DE) and the Certamen de Arte Digital (ES). Lauren completed her studies in painting, theory, and practice of new media art, and in audiovisual creation at the College of Fine Arts (AU), Université Paris VIII (FR), and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains (FR) respectively. Lauren’s works have been exhibited most recently at Le Centre Pompidou (FR), La Gaïté Lyrique (FR), SXSW (US), Haus am Lützowplatz (DE), UNSW Galleries (AU), Daegu Art Museum (KOR), Le Grand Palais Ephémère (FR), SAVVY Contemporary (DE), FACT Liverpool (UK) The Sundance Film Festival (US) ZKM (DE), Q21 Freiraum (AT) and at Hartware MedienkunstVerein (DE). She lives and works in Berlin and Valencia.