Chris Woebken & Sascha Pohflepp
Visual Arts Residency

Sascha Pohflepp (b. 1978) is an artist, designer and writer whose work has been known to probe the role of technology in our efforts to understand and influence our environment. His interest extends across both historical aspects and visions of the future and his practice often involves collaboration with other artists and researchers, creating work on subjects ranging from synthetic biology to geo-engineering and space exploration. Recent exhibitions include Talk To Me at MoMA New York, Pre-history of the Image at STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven, Science Fiction: New Death at FACT Liverpool, Multiplicity at Mixed Greens Gallery New York and an online project for opti-ME* at Auto Italia South East in London. Sascha holds a diploma in digital art from The Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) and an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art (RCA) London, where he has also been leading the annual synthetic biology project.

Chris Woebken (b. 1980) is an artist collaborating with scientists, organizations and artists to propose new methods and tools for collaboratively prototyping, experiencing and impacting future scenarios. Chris is co-founder of The Extrapolation Factory, an initiative focusing on developing methods and tools for collectively developing future scenarios, embodied as artifacts in familiar, present-day contexts. Chris holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art London and has been a visiting scholar at NYU’s Environmental Health Clinic.