2023 ARTIST BIOS | Volker Kuchelmesiter

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About Volker Kuchelmeister 

Volker Kuchelmeister is an award-winning media artist, researcher and digital media specialist. He is an expert in presence, embodiment and place representation for immersive applications and has worked extensively in cinematography, interactive narrative, experimental imaging, spatial mapping, immersive visualisation and in the performing arts while exploring and exploding the boundaries of the cinematic image. He has co-established and directed leading media-art research labs (ZKM Karlsruhe – Multimedia Studio; UNSW iCinema Centre Media Lab, UNSW NIEA – Immersive Media Lab, UNSW Felt Experience and Empathy Lab) and his projects have been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals around the world. 


InSight AR is an interactive Augmented Reality artwork, experienced through a mobile phone app. The work forms uncanny relations between virtual sculptures, visitors, the environment and the art on site. It is designed to be playful, fun and it encourages its viewers to share their experience on social media. The virtual sculptures, a selection of well-known classical and neo-classical works, are presented as 3D models with a semi-translucent ghost-like appearance. They represent a volume and at the same time, frame the surroundings and allow visitors to pose with the sculptures

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Website: kuchelmesiter.net

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September