In her work, the artist Rebecca Merlic examines alternative forms of society and considers how social and economic conventions can be changed. Using digital technologies such as 3D scans, she creates new ways to depict diverse identities in a virtual society.
Rebecca Merlic is an artist, an architect, an experimental filmmaker, and an academic assistant on the core team of Experimental Game Cultures at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She is the winner of the 2020 Marianne von Willemer Prize for Digital Media. Currently, she is a transdisciplinary participant in the European Alliance of Academies: Ignorance is Strength AIR program, in collaboration with the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Art), Berlin and the HDLU (Croatian Association of Artists), Zagreb. Additionally, she is working on the project DigitalHumanism x FutureLiving in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tokyo.
© Portrait Rebecca Merlic by Anna Manabe