Petra Gemeinboeck

Professeure associée Centre for Transformative Media Technologies
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Petra Gemeinboeck’s research-creation practice seeks to expand and trouble our relations with machines by exploring questions of embodiment, agency, creativity and performativity. Her research into human-robot relationships unfolds a speculative, posthuman dramaturgy, bringing together choreography and motion design, design anthropology, enactive cognition, machine learning and engineering, to attend to more-than-human entanglements arising from difference-in-relation. Currently, Petra is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor at the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, and leads the Dancing with the Nonhuman FWF project at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. Her works have been shown internationally, including the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, AT); Int. Triennial New Media Art at NAMOC (Beijing, CN); MCA Chicago (US); GoMA (Brisbane, AU); OK Center for Contemporary Art (Linz, AT); and FACT (Liverpool, UK). Before joining Swinburne, she was Director of Postgraduate Research and Deputy Director of the Creative Robotics Lab at the National Institute for Experimental Arts at Art & Design, University of New South Wales.