Karina Smigla-Bobinski


“KALEJDOSKOP” functions as a lightbox upon which inks in red, yellow and blue are floating between several layers. Every kind of pressure displaces and shifts the inks and generates permanently changing images. At the FILE Sao Paolo, where “KALEIDOSKOP” premieres, Karina Smigla-Bobinski transfers the aesthetic force of the work into the public space on a very large scale: a camera faced centrally downwards from above is shooting the people using the playing surface. The footage is streamed on the huge LED facade of the festival building.

Karina Smigla-Bobinski lives and works as a freelance intermedia artist in Munich and Berlin. She studied Art and Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland and Munich, Germany and graduated in 2000 with a Diploma with master outstanding artistic achievement. Currently she is a Visiting Research Fellow and Artist in Residence at ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University’s Institute for Advanced Study
Smigla-Bobinski works with analogue and digital media. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, art interventions featuring mixed reality and interactive art objects, and also works in videos, multimedia physical theatre performances and online projects.
Her works has been shown in 43 countries on five continents at festivals, galleries and museums internationally. She has broadcast and lectured widely and held various artist residency at many universities and cultural organizations worldwide.