Eva Sjuve is a media artist, developer, and art theorist working with issues of contingent agencies, embodied computational systems, ecologies, and urban environments. I have been commissioned to develop new work to be performed at the PERFORMA Biennale in New York, resulting in a full-body sensor body system for interactive sound, that was later performed at the conference New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), and LEAP, Berlin. In 2003 I worked with interactive machine learning with a group of artists at ZKM, Karlsruhe, and has since incoprorated AI in more recent work as interfaces for plants, fungi, and environments, such as Metopia (atmospheres and pollution), Planterium (vegetal intelligence), and Funghi Orchestra together with Tomas Valentinaitis (singing fungi). My main interest has been the perception of temporal and spatial processes and how to navigate these in artistic work. In 1996 I received the Jury's Award at New York Expo for my video Mythologi from Jonathan Crary and Sally Berger for finding new ways to handle temporal perception in video and audio.
In 2010 I introduced the concept of the Urban Operating System into the academic discourse at MediaCity with my work Ghost Scraper and futher elaboration at the Hybrid City Conference in Athens. I have published over 35 papers and presentaions at conferences in art to technology. I hold a master's degree from The Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University and a double master's in art theory and film/theatre. I also studied electronic and computer arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and electronic music composition at the Centre de Creation Musicale de Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) in Paris, and sound design at IRCAM in Paris. I have been teaching Physical Interface Design at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, and have been an invited guest lecturer in art and technology around the world.
My work has been included in museum exhibits in Europe, Asia, Australia, USA and South America, including the Australian Center of Contemporary Art in 1996, Melbourne, Australia; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art 1998, Helsinki, Finland; CAEIT Experiments in Art, Information and Technology 2000, California Institute of the Arts, USA; The Museum of Contemporary Arts 2004, Chicago, USA; City Exhibition Hall 2000, Sydney, and at the National Museum of Fine Arts 2006, Havana, Cuba.
My research has been presented at conferences such as International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in 2016, Utrecht, 2018, Daegu, Keynote speaker at Arts in the Environment, 2017 Helsinki, Open Fields Conference 16/17/20, Riga, International Conference on Auditory Display 2015, Graz. International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, The Internet of Things: The Philosophy 14 at York University, UK, Hybrid City 13, in Greece, Live Interfaces 12 at Leeds University, UK, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 12 in Newcastle, UK, MediaCity 10 at Bauhaus University, Dresden, Creativity & Cognition 09 (ACM), UC Berkeley, US, ISEA 08/14/15/16, New Interface for Musical Expression (NIME) 08, Linux Audio Conference (LAC) 08, Auditory Cultures 07, Pure Data Convention 2007, McGill University, Digital Art Weeks 06/07 at ETH in Switzerland, HCI London 2006/re-Actor at Queen Mary University London, and Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music in 2000.