Karen Curley is a media artist, interaction designer, filmmaker and lecturer who explores the creation of interactive objects and responsive environments for live performance and media installation. Her work involves intersections between emerging digital technologies and analogue materials in the creation of immersive spaces, tangible interfaces, time-based media and audiovisual performance with projects often situated at the crossroads of design and technology.
Projects include Blinkendress tactile luminescent garment commission featured as part of a major music tour in venues worldwide; premiere of optical sound live performance work [i/o] at Piksel ’09 in Bergen, Norway and participation in Lightwave festival at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin with the installation Lightbox. Further creative practice includes film screenings at Urbanscreens, Federation Square, Melbourne; Tramuntana, Girona, Spain; Energetics & Informatics: 7th ADA Symposium, at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and kinetic sound sculptures at Club Transmediale, Berlin.
Curley also collaborated in the international Particle Tracks tour designing a series of responsive projections for musician Bachelorette. These sound reactive visuals were featured across US, UK and Europe, with venues including Bowery Ballroom, New York; Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin; Haus der Musik, Vienna and North by Northwest festival, Amsterdam.