Sebastian Schmieg (1983, Germany) examines the algorithmic circulation of images, texts and bodies. At the centre of his practice are playful interventions into found systems that explore the hidden - and often absurd - realities behind the glossy interfaces of our networked society. There the boundaries between human and software, individual and crowd, as well as labor and leisure are blurring. Schmieg works in a wide range of media such as video, website, installation, artist book, custom software and lecture performance. He lives and works in Berlin and Dresden.
Schmieg's works have been shown at, among others, HeK Basel, The Photographers' Gallery London, Rhizome New York, Transmediale Berlin, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Panke Gallery Berlin, Drugo More Rijeka.