THEA MAI BAUMANN - Artistic Associate
Baumann is an artist, developer, and technologist.
She was Executive Producer for APHIDS between 2008-2012, producing and expanding the organisation's local, regional, national, international, and online outcomes.
Keynote credits as Co-Director and Executive Producer include: Fever Beach - rich-media locative GPS app; Atelier Edens R+D field Labs developing sustainable solutions for networked and broadcast transmissions from remote environments; Exile app - the world's first opera for iPad; Bordercrossing Live Art producing in frontier zones; and co-curation of digital golden record Forever Now.
Baumann has lead inter-disciplinary teams, and has been involved in conceiving and delivering projects informed by cross-cultural and transnational collaboration; networked and digital culture; nomadic and mobile forms of production; and emergent practice from Asia.
Baumann directs Metaverse Makeovers Pty Ltd a transmedia company based in Melbourne, Shanghai, and Tokyo - developing augmented reality appcessories for emerging markets and new virtual economies. Metaverse Makeovers has been presented as part of My Own Private Neon Oasis, curated by the Museum of Brisbane, 2011; L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011 & 2012; JUE: Music + Art Festival, 2012 (Shanghai); ISEA2013.