Born in Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
The work of Linda Havenstein addresses the role of language and code in our perception of reality and our desire to see a meaning in existence.
Her often rhythmical videos and installations are ritualistic and poetic journeys into situations where language discards its role as a tool for communication and transforms into an independent agent and creative power, often in a tragic search for meaning, cause and identity.
Creating codified references, messages and data-based images, faking interfaces, algorithms and machine setups her works often touch upon the interaction fields of virtual and physical worlds to address questions of identity and humanity in a transhuman and postdigital reality.
She has been exhibiting in museums and galleries worldwide, including Aomori Contemporary Art Centre in Japan, How Art Museum in China, the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway and New York Hall of Science, US and Kunstraum Bethanien in Berlin. In 2014 she was nominated finalist for the Lumen Prize Digital Media Art Award and won the 2nd prize of the Future Storytelling Transmedia Competition of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. In 2015 she was selected Changdong fellow at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
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