Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau
Interactive Art Research
written by Gerfried Stocker
Springer Verlag | ISBN 9783211990155
Hardback – 232 pages
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This is the first monograph about the internationally renowned media artists Christa Sommerer und Laurent Mignonneau
Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are two of the most innovative and internationally renowned media artists and researchers. Their work has been called "epoch-making" (Toshiharu Itoh, NTT-ICC Museum, Tokyo) for developing natural and intuitive interfaces and for applying scientific principles such as artificial life, complexity, generative systems and nanotechnologies to their innovative interface design.
In the last 17 years, Sommerer and Mignonneau have created around 20 interactive systems, which have won them major international media art awards, among them the "Golden Nica" Prix Ars Electronica Award for Interactive Art in 1994 (Linz, Austria). These artworks have been presented internationally in over 200 exhibitions and are installed in media museums and media collections around the world. Sommerer and Mignonneau have regularly exhibited in and collaborated with Ars Electronica as artists, jury members and curators.