Lisa Jevbratt

MAT and Art
University of California, Santa Barbara

Lisa Jevbratt is a Swedish born artist and a professor in the Art Department and in the Media Art Technology program at University of California, Santa Barbara. For more than a decade she explored the expressions and exchanges created by the protocols and languages of the Internet and the Web, often manifesting as visualization software. She is now applying her understanding of these unintentional collaborations onto exchanges with animals of other species and their experiences of the world around them. In her ongoing endeavor "Interspecies Collaboration" she invites students to collaborate with individuals of other species and her current software-art project Zoomorph is software generating simulations of how non-human animals see.

Jevbratt's work has been exhibited extensively in venues such as The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), The New Museum (New York), The Swedish National Public Art Council (Stockholm, Sweden), and the Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); and it is discussed in numerous books, for example "Internet Art" by Rachel Greene, "Digital Art" by Christiane Paul and "Art + Science Now" by Stephen Wilson (all Thames and Hudson). Jevbratt also publishes texts on topics related to her projects and research, for example "Inquiries in Infomics", a chapter in the anthology "Network Art - Practices and Positions" ed. Tom Corby (Routledge) and "Interspecies Collaboration, Making Art Together with Nonhuman Animals" in Tierstudien [Animal Studies] Issue 1 (Neofelis Verlag, Berlin, Germany). Her current project ZooMorph -is supported by a Creative Capital grant.

Selected Papers/Presentations

With the Eyes of Another (pdf) in Antennae, Issue 21 Summer 2012.

ZooMorph - Enabling Interspecies Collaboration (pdf). Presented at ISEA 2009, Belfast, UK, August 2009.

Interspecies Collaboration - Making Art Together with Nonhuman Animals (pdf). Presented at The Minding Animals Conference, Newcastle, Australia, July 2009.

Searching Traces of We - Mapping Unintended Collectives (pdf), The National Public Art Council Sweden, Yearly Catalogue nr.36, 2007.

Pulse Project Paper (pdf), 2006.

Lisa Jevbratt, A Minima, Number 14, Spain, 2005

Inquires in Infomics (pdf), chapter in Network Art: Practices and Positions edited by Tom Corby, Routledge 2005

A Prospect of the Sublime in Data Visualizations. (pdf) Presented at Techno Sublime, University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum, Colorado, Feb. 2005. (An earlier version was published in Ylem, issue 8 volume 24, August 2004 (pdf) and Scale Online, issue 6/7, 2004 (pdf))

Coding the Infome - Writing Abstract Reality (pdf), Dichtung-Digital, Issue 3, 2003

Modernism and New Media: Net Art and Supermodernism. Presented at San Francisco International Art Fair, August 2000.

Datum, Permissions and Invitational Roles in Hypertextual Networks. Presented at Tuesday Night Lecture Series, Engineering Building, San Jose State University, April 1999.

The Stillman Projects Statement, MFA Thesis project written contextualization, Fall 1997.