Kirsten Swensen (b.1992) is a Dutch Digital Artist and Interaction Designer based in Amsterdam. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Film & Design in 2013 and started her practice ever since. With a profound interest in the nexus of art & technology and with a background in design, Kirsten got into visual programming and started making audio-visual installations and generative art. Swensen’s works take on multiple forms such as interactive immersive installations, visual performances, and video pieces. Her works are shown at international festivals and museums including van Abbe Museum (NL), Adelaide Festival (AU), Glow (NL), STRP Festival (NL), DEMO Festival (NL), and many more.
Through her work, she explores her interests in meditation merging cognitive and emotional behaviours, colors, and patterns with computational methods. Swensen is interested in the way technology can serve different purposes, can evoke certain associations or feelings, and can help with healing and inner contemplation. Through her art, she wants to explore how combining color, form, and sound frequencies can have a meditative effect and enhance a deeper connection with oneself.