Virtual Interiors


Annett Zinsmeister | 09.11.2009

With the discovery of the central perspective, it became possible for the first time to depict space in correct proportions. As a result the city became a work of art that could be planned. Instead of symbol and pictorial formulas, the picture’s subject matter, its surface, and the point of vision became the basic elements of a new construction of image and space.
The central perspective became the foundation for the imagination and simulation of space. Virtual spaces embody, that is, render visible, the construction of a brave new world. Whether taking the shape of computer games, media art, or computer-based architecture, virtual spaces are constructions of a parallel reality. In this lecture Annett Zinsmeister will show some of her work which treads between analogue and digital techniques, between art and architecture that question spatial perception at the border of real and virtual space.



Annett Zinsmeister

Annett Zinsmeister is a Berlin based artist, architect and author. She is a Professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and Head of the Weißenhofinstitut. Between 2003 & 2007 she was a visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee und Bergische Universität Wuppertal.