Teresa Wennberg (born december 30th, 1944 in Stockholm)
is a Swedish artist living between Sweden and France.
She studied law, languages and economics at Stockholm University,
then classic oil painting with Francis Harburger and at Académie
de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, sound (and silence) with John
Cage, video with Nam June Paik, 2-D computer at Université
Paris VIII and in the Vasulka Studio in Santa Fé USA and 3-D
Computer animation at Aoyama CG School in Tokyo.
In 1978, she developed her first video project at the recently
opened Centre Pompidou in Paris.
A pionneer in video art, she started introducing computers in her
work in 1983, and then in 1997 she began experimenting with
She has been teaching Art and New Technology at Luminy Ecole
Supérieur d'Art et de Design in Marseille and at Konstfack
University in Stockholm and for 15 years held an artist residency
at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, working with
computer animation and Virtual Reality.
Her 5th VR-piece"Mind Cathedral" is a prolongation of earlier VR
work and deals, like the earlier pieces, with the
concept of space - how the brain defines it and acts in front of it,
how we experience claustrophobia or agoraphobia, how we react in
front of the unknown. In VR, you can float in space like a feather
and go through the walls like a ghost. Everything looks real, but
nothing is real. It is an art experience, not a game. The interaction
is taking place as much in your mind as in the world itself.
A virtual meditation space.
TW is also working with stained glass windows, creating
compositions for the baroque Church of St. Martin of Corsavy P.O.
and other sites, and writing haiku poetry.
She is member of Fylkingen, KRO, Filmform, LUX, Heure Exquise.
Permanent installation, St Martin de Corsavy, France