ARG: Elise Koncsek

Elise Koncsek is an installation artist living in Whangārei, originally from Seattle, specializing in immersive and interactive art. Drawing from a background in biology, anthropology, and environmental rejuvenation, Elise is developing a project in Whangārei titled Deep Phosphene to share a concept of an imagined world. Elise is a participant in the Awhi Incubator Project.

 

In this presentation, Elise discusses a current installation project with a strong alternative reality theme.

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