Angelica D. Schmitt studied
Art History, Audio Visual Media and Philosophy. Beside her artistic work, she
is a theorist, researcher and author on contemporary media art practices
focussed on the impact of digitalization. In the early nineties she started her
theoretical research by questioning if interactivity can be understood as an
aesthetical quality that is addressing the adaptation of traditional art theory
to digital conditions.
Angelica Schmitt has been
collaborating with Two Suns Media Development in Berlin for whom she authored
the development of processing software for intelligent environments. She
participated in several media art projects, conferences and festivals in Europe
and China. Currently she is working on her interactive Art-project, a multi-user-environment,
where she is transfering the notion of „Interface“ into the epistemological
field. In this project she undertakes an extrapolation of western thinking with
regard to technological developments and global conditions. She translates the
relationship between traditional concepts of perception and a mediated reality
into the form of a critical stocktaking research.
With V2_ publishing, she has written Do You Understand Chinese Media-art? on art projects by Yang Zhenzhong, Zhang Peili, Zhou Hongxiang and Hu Jie Ming in 2007s Interact or Die!.