Lauren Moffatt

Nationalität ................. Australien
Wohnort ...................... Berlin (GER)
Bereich ........................ Medienkunst, Web Art
Empfehlende Institution EIKON
Zeitraum ....................... Dec 17

Diplôm du Fresnoy, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
(Félicitations du Jury)
Master arts plastiques (nouveaux medias), Université Paris VIII, Paris, France
Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

Artistic Activity
Selected Solo Exhibitions

EMARE Artist in Residence, FACT Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
The Façade/Hausfrau, Tor111, Berlin, Germany
Myopia Studies, Walden Kunstausstellungen, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

Re:core, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin Germany
Le Fresnoy 20° Anniversario (Screening), Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Le rêve des formes (Screening), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Space, Moving Images Festival in the Great or Lebuinus Church, Deventer, Netherlands
Loop Discovery Award, Eikon Schaufenster, Vienna, Austria
Home Cinema (Selected Works), OCT Gallery, Shenzen, China
The Big Anxiety Festival, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia
A-Moeda, ZDB, Lisbon
reSense, Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
LOOP Discovery Award, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Home Cinema (Selected Works), Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea
A l’angle des possibles, Orienta Festival, Oujda, Morocco
Immersive Arts, Performersion Festival, Berlin, Germany
Welcome to Applied Fiction, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Shame, Museum Dr. Guislan, Ghent, Belgium
Autopoiesis, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany
Group Therapy, FACT, Liverpool, UK
Home Cinema, EXIT Festival, MAC Créteil, France / VIA Festival, Maubeuge, France
move ON, Werkleitz, Halle, Germany
New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, USA
Distant Proximity, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels,
Media Mediums, Galerie Ygrec, Paris, France
L’instant de voir, Les Champs Libres, Rennes, France
Panorama 15, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
Kakofonie 3, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany/ Block T, Smithfield Dublin, Ireland
Here to Visit, Trajector Art Fair (with TPTP Projects), Brussels, Belgium
But What About the Sound of Crumpling Paper? Artport, Berlin, Germany
Walden Revisted, TPTP, Paris, France
Atmosphere, Studiofroh, Berlin, Germany
Der Abakus, ESMOD, Berlin, Germany
Residue, TPTP Project Space, Paris, France
A Spires Embers, Gogolfest at the Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

Grants, Prizes, Residencies

V-Sense Production Residency, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
TURN Grant, German Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany
Confucius Academy Mandarin Chinese Fellowship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Nominated for the LOOP Discovery Award, Barcelona, Spain
DOK Prototype Prize, , DOK Prototype Competition, Leipzig, Germany
DOK Prototype Prize, DOK Hackathon, Leipzig, Germany
Nominated for Haus am Kleistpark Emerging Artist Award, Berlin, Germany
EMARE Grant, European Union
Neuflize OBC New Work Grant, Paris, France
Parallax Artist in Residence, HfG Karlsruhe, Germany
TranISTor stereoscopic filmmaking training grant
Residency Programme, Walden Revisited, Passy-sur-Yonne, France
Residue, TPTP Projects, Paris, France
Studio Residency GdK – Galerie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Research Groups

2015-16 A-Moeda, CADA Lisbon, BDP Berlin, FACT Liverpool - Writing Fiction for Digital

2015-17 REMI (Re-Engineering Moving Image) – Supporting the Future of Film – Cooperation between Arsenal e.V., the UdK und LaborBerlin
2014 Media Mediums, with Université Paris VII and L’Ecole de Beaux Arts de Cergy

Lectures / Workshops

Artist Talk, Trinity College, Dublin
Prototyping Workshop, Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, Germany
The Day After, BEYOND Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany
Photogrammetry Workshop and Artist Talk – Kassel Kunsthochschule
Immersive Memories: The Future of the Past? – University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Lost in Immersion Panel Moderation, Performersion, Berlin, Germany
Artist Talk, Scope Sessionas @ MIRA Festival, Berlin, Germany
Cinema Panel, move ON Conference, Halle, Germany
Ambisonics and The Oculist Reason, FACT, Liverpool, UK
Immersion in Gaming and Cinema, Metal Culture, Liverpool, UK
Stereoscopic Cinematography Using Point Cloud Data, FACT, Liverpool, UK
Introduction à la 3D, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Lecture and Tour of Panorama for Stanford University Alumni, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Techniques de la Stereographie, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Introduction à la 3D, Lycée van de Meersch, Roubaix, France
Cine-oeil, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, France


Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age, Vanessa Bartlett, Liverpool University Press
Média Médiums - Montage, Remontage, Re-remontage, Lauren Moffatt , Ednm, Paris,
Distant Proximity, Carine Fol, Le Centrale Editions, Brussels, Belgium


The Tulpamancer
A tulpa is an entity created in the mind, acting independently of and parallel to one’s own consciousness. A tulpa is able to think independently of its creator, and it has its own dreams, desires and emotions. Essentially a tulpa is a sentient being that exists in the mind of a person. Tulpamancers are people who actively create tulpas and cultivate relationships with them. There is an active online community of tulpamancers, for instance at Tulpas subreddit, or, from where the above definition was paraphrased. The Tulpamancer is a story about a young woman who creates five tulpas and sends them to continue their lives online, where they can express all of her inner turmoil somewhere outside of her body.

The project has two modules. The first module is a stereoscopic 3D video, in square format, where an invisible narrator introduces us to five different fantastic creatures, these images of the characters shift and change constantly into images of water. They appear sometimes almost as ghosts underneath the surface. Up close, it sometimes seems as if the surfaces of their bodies are liquid. The second module is a web publication and performance involving the intersection of five Instagram profiles. Each tulpa has its own profile which is updated daily over a two months. When exploring these pages, the viewer finds the creatures have voices: they have been publishing about their lives interacting with one another. Some of the characters, for instance Diane, who is a troll, are extremely unpleasant and seem intent on exterminating the optimism of the other characters. Others, such as Visola, who is a white witch nurse, are aggressively positive. Some are passive, some are active, but they all publish relentlessly. Their conversations, taking place in the comments section of each post, seem to swirl around in circles like turbulence.

The film links to the comic via QR codes which occasionally appear on screen, fading in and out of the 3D imagery. Upon reading with a device, these codes lead the viewer to one of the five different instagram profiles.

Meanwhile, in the film, the narrator confesses that she created the creatures and gave them life in order to externalize the conflicting sides of her personality. These characters are in constant struggle against one another due to the narrator’s own ambivalent feelings about her real world existence.