Flavia Mazzanti

Media Artist

Vienna, Austria

Flavia Mazzanti is an Italian-Brazilian Vienna based media artist and entrepreneur in the field of virtual reality and digital media. Her work explores artistic-philosophical concepts on post-anthropocentrism, new materialism, body and identity with the interest in providing alternative perspectives on ourselves and our environment.

She graduated with distinction at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, receiving the Gustav Peichl Award for architectural drawing and the Würdigungspreis for artistic work. Her work has been screened and awarded at multiple national and international festivals, among others the Ars Electronica Festival, DA Z – Digital Arts Festival Zurich, Parallel Vienna, ADAF. Flavia is also the co-founder of Immerea – an interactive media company focusing on the development of VR games and virtual installations. She was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list of 2023.

“Beyond My Skin”: Exploring New Dimensions in Physical-Virtual Connectivity

“Beyond My Skin” (2023), is an interactive installation and live performance that explores the themes of identity and digital inclusion in a post-anthropocentric context. The project creates a phygital space where visitors can experience a new form of self-awareness and representation outside of traditional binary and societal portrayals (avatars). In the  installation, visitors do not physically touch each other but interact in their abstract virtual bodies generated in real time, exploring together the hybrid relationship between their physical bodies and their digital representation.