Michelle Teran (CA) explores the interaction between media and social networks in urban environments.
Michelle Teran develops performances via the staging of urban interventions such as guided tours, walks, open-air projections, participatory installations and happenings. She has talked, performed, exhibited at events and venues throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia such as the Transmediale Festival, Ars Electronica, ISEA, BEAP, V2, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Medialab Prado, Theater der Welt, Impakt Festival, CCCB/MACBA, SONAR, ARCO International Art Fair, Vooruit, HAU2, Nabi, Performance Space, Waag Society for Old and New Media and the World Wide Web. She has completed residencies and commissions with several cultural institutions including Tesla (Berlin), Waag Society for Old and New Media (Amsterdam), Mobile Digital Commons Network (Montreal) , La Chambre Blanche (Quebec City) and The Interactive Institute (Stockholm).
She has lectured and led workshops on topics such as the relation of artist, performer and audience to networked space and the urban topologies of space, place and non-place at several educational institutions including Bauhaus Universität (Weimar), Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Dance Unlimited (Amsterdam), Willem de Kooning Academie (Rotterdam) and Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen). She has received numerous grants and awards for her work including the Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention within the interactive art category, the Vida 8.0 Art & Artificial Life Award and the Transmediale Award for 2010.
Michelle currently lives and works in Berlin.
Michelle Teran will talk about her urban interventions and demonstrate her Black Leather Projection Purse on Thursday, May 20 at Test_Lab Urban Screen Savers. The Black Leather Projection Purse is a modified ladies purse with handheld projector connected to a battery that allows you to walk through the city and project on its surfaces.