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Johanna Gratzer is a female, visual design student from Austria. Currently, she is doing her BA in the Communication Department at DAE, Eindhoven, NL. Recently, she participated in an exchange program at the VC Department at ZhdK, Zürich, CH.

Her practice can’t be solely linked to a single discipline, but rather evolves around multiplicity / is based on theory, resumption of history and means of narration. Depending on the context, she prefers to alter various streams of information, with a strong emphasis on the depiction of the wo(man), describing an appeal for gender equality and feminist narratives.

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At the moment she is working in collaboration on an AI generated Play, as an attempt to manipulate social behavior in terms of directing vs. dicating. Essentially, the project talks about the usage / abuse of power, mapping out hierarchical relations between (man) and machine. The human can be held accountable for criminal action, whereas the machine performs bodyless. Is it politically more accepted to be directed/dictated by a machine? What if the machine transforms into a hybrid, uses the body of the human to enact power? The collaboration extends with 5 mime students from the University of Arts, Amsterdam.