In his Masterclass, Simon Senn will provide insights into his artistic practice. The omnipresence of immersive technologies and social media platforms impact our self-perception (mind & body) on a daily basis. Simon is interested in the identity shifts that are to be seen today provoked by such disruptive technologies. The focus of this Masterclass is his recent multimedia performance «Be Arielle F».
At first sight, Simon Senn’s work sometimes gives the impression that he is a socially engaged artist speaking out against a certain type of injustice. However, his work reveals a more ambiguous approach. Even though to a certain extent it is primarily based on reality, there is always a layer of fiction that is interposed. Simon Senn (born in1986) lives in Geneva. He has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the HEAD in Geneva (Haute écoled’ art et de design) and a Masters at GoldsmithsCollege in London. Simon Senn’s visual art is represented by GalerieNicola Von Senger in Zurich, and his work «L’hôtel des sapins» is part of the Kunsthaus Zurich collection. He has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and the Kunstmuseum Bern, and has won several prizes including the Swiss Performance Art Award, SwissArt Award, and the Kiefer Hablitzel Award.
September 19th, 2020, 10:00 am