Impossible Geographies presents a selection of artworks by Petra Gemeinboeck. Petra’s experimental art practice crosses the fields of architecture, interactive installation, mobile media, robotics, and visual culture. In her current research, Petra collaborates with AI researcher Rob Saunders to develop robotic installations as an investigative lens into the co-evolution of humans and machines by deploying autonomous robots embedded into the architectural fabric of a gallery. Previously, Petra has developed interactive installations, locative media works and virtual environments that engaged participants in scenarios of encounter, provoking them to negotiate with a machinic co-performer.
Petra was a finalist for the National New Media Art Award 2012, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Ars Electronica Festival, AT, International Triennial of New Media Art at NAMOC, Beijing; Centre des Arts Enghien at Paris; Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU; ICC Tokyo; and MCA Chicago, IL. She has published widely on issues of interactivity and machine agency.