Toni Dove was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 International Digital Media & Arts Association Conference. Digital artist Toni Dove, considered to be one of the foremost pioneers of interactive cinema, has been producing works that redefine the form of traditional narrative through the use of interactive components since 1990. Dove’s works use popular genres such as science fiction and the Gothic novel to blend cinematic tropes with contemporary narrative trends in science fiction, cybernetics, and new media, examining the unconscious of consumer culture through the evolutions of technology.
In her work, performers and participants interact with an unfolding narrative, using interface technologies such as motion sensing and laser harp to ѰerformѠon-screen avatars.
Dove’s work has been exhibited and broadcast worldwide, including at ZKM / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the Brooklyn Anchorage, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Significant projects include: Archeology of a Mother Tongue, a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie, at the Banff Centre for the Arts; and the interactive installation, Artificial Changelings, which debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival.
She is the granddaughter of American abstract painter Arthur Dove.
Check out what she’s up to:
NPR Science Friday – Art Meets Geek in Toni Dove’s Studio