JOSCHA STEFFENS (*1981, lives in Amsterdam)
The work of Joscha Steffens deals with contemporary forms of gaming communities. Reaching from hidden real life gaming events in Russian forests to publicly held online-gaming competitions at the Olympic Stadium of Seoul. Steffens’ research focus lies on those forms of games that demand the entire indulgence of the player into the skin of an avatar - let it be for some hours or several days and transcend the limits of play. His pieces are interpretations of current social dynamics and change through the view of nowadays's gaming world.
Joscha Steffens’ photographic series, video installations and online games have been shown at numerous institutions in Europe and Asia, such as the Folkwang Museum Essen, Bangkok Art Biennale, Photomuseum Braunschweig, Goethe Institut, Huis Marseille, Museum DePont and the DZ Bank Art Collection.