L.E.S.S. – Engaged Media at EVA Berlin (Nov 7-9)

L.E.S.S. will be at the  EVA (Electronic + Visual Arts) Conference Berlin 2018.


Th Nov 8 .: Installation+ Projection L.E.S.S.

Fr Nov 9. 4:20pm  ‘Engaged media – Building Ethical Awareness from Art spaces to Art sites to Public spaces.’

Kulturforum Berlin, Matthäikirchplatz 8, 10785 Berlin, WWW.EVA-BERLIN.DE

Engaged Media Project: Involuntary Journeys –

In July 2017 I set out to map their journeys with refugees stranded on Lesbos, using Google Earth in the best of cases – or paper when WiFi or media did not cooperate. I planned to add photos or related short notes at each station. Their stories became so much more:

My blog on the journeys, challenges, resilience – and hopes that are so very similar to your own. As one refugee wrote: Only Human.

You can access the Blog directly (+ check back as new stories get added):


or via its Facebook page:


‘Underdog will Fly’, electronic paintings shown on ACM Siggraph Digital Arts Community Members’ Reel conference

Schmidt Feist_Mechthild_Underdog will Fly-01-12 Shadows of our past_Be yourself

Underdog will Fly-01-12 Shadows of our past_Be yourself

‘Underdog will Fly’ is a series of electronic paintings on human suffering and resilience – in the midst of our media consumption. My paintings “Your Freedom- my luxury, Pietà” and “Next!, (aftermath) Sheltered – Skip this ad” were shown in: ACM Siggraph Digital Arts Community Members’ Reel at the ACM Siggraph conference , Los Angeles, July 30 – August 3, 2017, Chair and curator: Victoria Szabo, Duke University


The complete slide reel is on their site + on Vimeo.


L.E.S.S. video shown at ‘Faces’ Anniversary exhibit, Graz, Austria

L.E.S.S. (Less of Everything. Esthetics of Sharing + Sustainability)

A poetic motion design video on effects of our own consumption habits. It is part of a larger project that includes an installation, prints, and a facebook page.

The video is part of the exhibition:

FACES, WOMEN IN MEDIA. 20 YEARS OF INTERACTIONS CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS online community of women, working in art, gender and technology, group show curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung.


Exhibition: October 13 – November 5


L.E.S.S. print series shown at Festival in Maribor, Slovenia

L.E.S.S. (Less of Everything. Esthetics of Sharing + Sustainability)

The show will include a series of location-based prints on reducing my our own consumption habits, as well as the accompanying poetic video. It is part of a larger project that also includes an installation and a facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/L.E.S.S.the.art.project/


at: International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA), Maribor , (Slovenia), October 6-18, 207, special program curated by Eva Ursprung and KathyRae Huffman


about (engl): http://www.culture.si/en/International_Festival_of_Computer_Arts_(IFCA)

Article on “Lola” design, Deutscher Filmpreis

“Eine Statue für die Stars”, Gert Brichta, Badische Zeitung, Samstag, 29.7.2017, Titisee Neustadt

Article on my LOLA award statue design,


L.E.S.S. “Less of Everything – Esthetics of Sharing and Sustainability”


Less of Everything – Esthetics of Sharing and Sustainability

L.E.S.S. is an Art Project raising awareness of our depletion of Earth’s resources.

L.E.S.S. consumption starts with me,   L.E.S.S. attachment to my things

L.E.S.S. resources used,                           L.E.S.S. waste created

You can participate on the project facebook page and in the art show:

TAKE – Take an object from the pledge wall at the show – so we produce one less

GIVE – add an item to give away – so one less goes to a landfill

POST – post to spread the word https://www.facebook.com/L.E.S.S.the.art.project/

This project by Mechthild Schmidt Feist is part of the “Creative Climate Awards” show by the HumanImpactsInstitute.org at the  Taipei Cultural Office, 1 E 42, NYC

Sept 27 –  Oct 27.

Watch the video HERE.

COP-cycle projection – part of climate art events ARTCOP 21>> NOW on DEC 11, 8pm

My COP-cycle projection is now part of ARTCOP 21.

Street projection on bike in NYC between Madison + Union Squares. COP- composite montr

YOU can participate on the COPcycle in Madison Square Park at the 25th street fountain. Event on  Dec 11, 8-9 pm. 

Cannot attend? See the animation on this site under ‘video’:  https://videopress.com/v/ngOpgxJV

see fb event page   , #COPcycle and    artcop website

>>>#COPcycle  and  @artcop21 and ‪#‎artcop21‬

Machinima | Connect: Information Technology at NYU

Here is a link to a 2008 article I wrote on a machinima class in Second Life. We used to to location scout, build a castle interior, design costumes and masks, buy props for Excerpts of Macbeth. Turning avatar ‘babydolls’ into witches was fun!Machinima, Making movies in Second Life

Engaged Media – Talk on July 23, 10:30 AM at SID conference, NYU

  • 2015-07 SID conf Talk inviteThe “Engaged Media” Series continued at the S.I.D. (Sound, Image, Data) conference at NYU Steinhardt (35 W 4 St., #303) on Thursday July 23  (more under ‘Somewhere’ Tab)

Designforum Dessau: Die Bauhausbühne und ihr Bezug zum digitalen Raum

29. April 2015, 17:00 Uhr, FB Design
 der Hochschule Anhalt, Schwabestraße 3,  Raum 01/303, Dessau

Schlemmer ani board 1x.5k 72dpi

Mechthild Schmidt Feist zeigt erste Ergebnisse ihres theoretisches und visuellen Forschungsprojektes, das ihre digitalen Animationen auf die Bauhausbühne – insbesondere Schlemmers Bauhaustänze – zurückbezieht.

Sie spricht über ihren Ansatz, historische Kontinuität zwischen tradierten und neuen Medien nachzuzeichnen und zeigt die resultierenden visuellen Arbeiten. Sind die Sparsamkeit der Mittel, die bewusst reduzierteBühne eine Inspiration für eine Ästhetik der Nachhaltigkeit?

Engaged Media, Talk in Singapore on Feb 4

Mechthild Schmidt Feist

“InterActions” lecture series in the Interactive Media department of Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) will begin on February 4 5pm with a lecture by Mechthild Schmidt Feist ! (fb post by Tamiko Thiel, Visiting Professor ADM)


The series continued with Talks at Assumption University, Communication Arts – CGI, Bangkok and Sàn Art Gallery, HCMC (Saigon)

In the ‘Engaged Media Series’ I address the responsibility and reflection inherent in using the powerful amplification of Digital Media. As a citizen, professor and artist I point to ethical choices in general and specifically work towards the use of media as a powerful agent for Climate Change awareness.

M.Schmidt Feist: Fossil Free, Projection


“FOSSIL FREE” , installation/projection by Mechthild Schmidt Feist


“FOSSIL FREE” by Mechthild Schmidt Feist
is part of 10 Days of Climate Action by the ‘Human Impacts Institute‘.Image
The installation/projection  will be shown
Tuesday, September 24,
12-1pm at 6th Ave+29  and  7-9pm at 26th St between Park+Lexington

The installation is projected as a continuous loop, come anytime – or see it on this site under ‘video’ https://videopress.com/v/sODoPqnk

Heads-up for ISEA AR city walk

I went on a truly eyeopening ISEA/Biennial augmented reality city walk in the Galatea and surrounding quarters with artists Tamiko Thiel and Cem Kozar of Istanbul architect firm PATTU. There will be 1 or 2 more this week. Check it out at :   http://invisibleistanbul.org/