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Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

France Born in: 1967
Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommererare are internationally renowned media artists and researchers and pioneers of interactive art. Laurent Mignonneau studied video art at the Academy of Fine Arts Angouleme, France. Sommerer studied botany and anthropology at the University of Vienna and sculpture at the University of Fine Arts Vienna. They met at the Institute for Media run by media pioneer Peter Weibel in 1991.

After an artist-in-residency at the NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Application, Beckman Institute, Urbana, IL USA and at the NTT-ICC Inter Communication Center, Tokyo Japan they worked as researchers at the ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Laboratories in Kyoto and at the IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Ogaki, Japan. They studied at CAiiA-STAR at University of Wales College of Art, UK (with Prof. Roy Ascott) and at Kobe University, Japan.

Currently Mignonneau & Sommerer are professors and heads of the department for Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Sommerer and Mignonneay have jointly created around 20 interactive artworks, for which they received numerous awards such the 2012 Wu Guanzhong Art and Science Innovation Prize (for "Escape") awarded by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica, the Ovation Award of the Interactive Media Festival Los Angeles, the Multi Media Award’95 of the Multimedia Association, Japan, the World Technology Award - Finalist in The Arts of the World Technology Network, UK and the PRIZE 2008 - uni:invent Award by Ministry of Science and Research in Austria.

Their interactive art installations have been called "epoch making" (Toshiharu Itoh, NTT-ICC museum Tokyo) for developing natural and intuitive interfaces and for often applying scientific principles such as artificial life, complexity and generative systems to their innovative interface designs. Their art works have been shown in around 200 international exhibitions and are part of museums and collections around the world.
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Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Oh My Fly ! (Laurent), Print

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Oh My Fly ! (Laurent), 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Print

$2,476

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Christa & Laurent), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Christa & Laurent), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Oh My Fly ! (Christa & Laurent), Print

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Oh My Fly ! (Christa & Laurent), 2015
9.4 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Print

$2,476

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Oh My Fly ! (Christa), Print

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Oh My Fly ! (Christa), 2015
11.8 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Print

$2,476

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Freider Nake), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Freider Nake), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Roy Ascott), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Roy Ascott), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Marie-Hélène Tramus), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Marie-Hélène Tramus), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Peter Weibel), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Peter Weibel), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Olivier Grau), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Olivier Grau), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Jean-Luc Soret), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Jean-Luc Soret), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Hannes Leopoldseder), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Hannes Leopoldseder), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Edmont Couchot), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Edmont Couchot), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Christa & Laurent), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Christa & Laurent), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Chu-Yin Chen), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Chu-Yin Chen), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer, Portrait On The Fly (Erkki_Huhtamo), Drawing

Laurent Mignonneau e Christa Sommerer

Portrait On The Fly (Erkki_Huhtamo), 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Drawing

$4,561

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