Karl Baumann, Lauren Fenton & Nicolette Daskalakis


FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Circular Cinema
Electronic Language International Festival


‘Exospace’ is an experimental projection piece that plays with the surreal slippages between psychological and physical space. The film projects internal states of fantasy and fear onto the external world of the audience. Exploring issues of anxiety and alienation, the piece moves from dreamlike domestic spaces to imaginary alien landscapes.

Credits: This project was a collaboration between Lauren Fenton, Karl Baumann, and Nicolette Daskalakis, as part of Lisa Mann’s installation course at the University of Southern California (USC).

Karl Baumann is a designer, filmmaker, and researcher. His methodology is based on collaborative design and user participation that explores the future of civic engagement, urbanism, and networked technology.Karl holds a PhD in Media Arts + Practice (MAP) from the University of Southern California (USC). He is currently working as a Senior Interaction Designer at Greenfield Labs, a design and research lab run by Ford Smart Mobility and IDEO.

Lauren Fenton is a designer, artist, and scholar interested in the future of play, and of location-based play and storytelling in particular. Her focus is in experience design and creating themed interactive spaces that incorporate digital media, material textures, and electronic toys and sensors. Lauren holds a PhD in Media Arts + Practice (MAP) from the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to showing her art work nationally and internationally, Lauren has worked in interdisciplinary design research groups sponsored by IBM, Verizon, Mattel, and Levi’s.

Nicolette Daskalakis is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and internationally- exhibited photographer. She has directed successful videos and digital content for a variety of clients, including BuzzFeed, Paramount, L’Oréal, HelloGiggles, and various independent brands and artists. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she received a BA in Film & TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.