Skypetrait: Transcontinental Faces is a research project between Art in Public Space, School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Fine Art Conception, School of Textiles & Design, Reutlingen University, Germany, that explores the role of drawing and portraiture within the public space of Skype.
Skypetrait is presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Australia with exhibitions at the City Library (March 2013), Melbourne, Project Space/Spare Room, RMIT University (April 2013) and at the City Hall, Reutlingen, Germany (May 2013).
Members: Henning Eichinger, Maggie McCormick, Pixi Mix, Freya Pitt, Chris Bold, Georgie Humphries, Dan Mitchell, Fiona Hillary, Uta Krauss, Annie Kurz, Christina Liadeli, Chantal Rasquin, Thea Tromsdorf, Tatjana Zhabina
SkypeLab: Transcontinental Faces and Spaces is an art and research project in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut, curated by Prof. Henning Eichinger (Germany) and Dr. Maggie McCormick (Australia) with Associate Professor Yonglei Ma, in China, commences in 2014. SkypeLab grew out of Skypetrait: Transcontinental Faces 2012/13. SkypeLab is a research collaboration between Reutlingen University, Germany, RMIT University, Melbourne, East China Normal University, Shanghai, University of Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia and Federal University, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil that explores the role of drawing and portraiture in identity perception within the public space of Skype.
The work of Eichinger and McCormick has won wide spread recognition and was awarded the "Lehrpreis des Landes Baden-Württemberg" in 2013 for innovative educational approaches.
SkypeLab is a project in the framework of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students - BWS plus, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.