Diploma Media Art

Ephemeral Antipodes is an interactive, space-consuming sound installation. The veins of the electronic world, simple power cables grow into copper sculptures. Analog components on circuit boards create the sound and fragile loudspeakers set in sound collapse under the weight of their own resonance. Ephemeral Antipodes is a place that brings peripheral emotions back to mind. An overwhelming real-time simulation of possible action without result or ideal solution. Cause and effect - mutually provoking catalysts that increase from monotonous routine into unreflective impulsivity. An experiment on perception and irritability.

Title: Ephemeral Antipodes
Medium: Interactive sound installation
Year: 2023
Supervising Prof.: Michael Bielicky/ Lorenz Schwarz/ Dr. Lioudmila Voropai/ Dr. Barbara Kuon


Media artist Lena Zwerina graduated with honors from the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in March 2023 with her diploma thesis Ephemeral Antipodes. Her artistic work is mainly presented in the form of interactive or provocatively passive spatial installation - in the field of tension between performance, multi-channel video and sound sculpture, aggregate states enter dialogue, power and powerlessness are broken down to their emotional level, inanimate objects become organisms, and attempts to understand systems through abstraction perish in endless repetitive loops. Her work has been exhibited in Havana, Reykjavik, Tunis, Paris, Hong Kong and Karlsruhe. During her studies, Lena Zwerina received the Baden Württemberg Scholarship for a semester abroad in 2015 at the New School/Parsons in New York.