Lukas Rehm is an artist and musician working in the field of new and old timebased media, performative and spatial installation art, documentary and speculative fiction. His artistic works examine conditions and the theatrics of social structures, post/trans-human perspectives, the impact of technological and immaterial artefacts on psychology and the role of affect.
Lukas Rehm is a resident in the transmediale 2023 Digital Art Residency programme in collaboration with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. During his residency, he will develop new research exploring the ecological and psychological disruption brought about by alterations to technological means of observation. Inspired by mainstream Crime Genres, Patchedeyes is an in-depth investigation into the new states of nervousness and behaviour that come about as a result of being observed. Whether it's drones and their surveillance of warzones or online platforms during protests, the ever presence of observation creates alteration in how we take action or react. Patchedeyes examines the theatre and drama of a nervous machine atmosphere, and the tensions between observation, agency, power, and judgment.