Torsten Lauschmann (b. 1970) was born in Bad Soden, Germany and currently lives in Glasgow. Torsten Lauschmann's work is concerned with the cross-over between materials, techniques and technologies. Manifested through photography, video, sound, online work, drawing and installation, he finds ways to interfere with technological processes in order to reveal hidden dimensions. Within his installations and films individual pieces are networked, meaning each element affects the way others appear or perform. This interconnectedness raises questions about how technologies can change and impact our collective and individual behaviours. Lauschmann has exhibited work at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami; ICA, London and Arnolfini, Bristol. More recently, he received the inaugural Margaret Tait Award and a Vital Spark commission from Creative Scotland, and in 2011 was shortlisted for the Jarman Award. Torsten Lauschmann
Torsten Lauschmann | Receiving the Paul Hamlyn Award has been an amazing feeling: to know, for the first time since leaving art school 15 years ago, that there will be enough money to keep the studio and to get on with my work for the next 3 years. I feel very, very lucky.