Johanna Keimeyer, Emotional Designer, explains her work like this, “I want to give people this amazing live immersion that combines architecture, light, video, scent, sound and most important the viewer’s own inner universe. In the past I have missed the live component, and the emotional adventure where it is all about feeling what it is to be human. I strive to create living intimate connections, and my newest project is an installation that allows you to step inside your very own heart. I am creating this one of a kind experience with an integrated view of all the senses. It will be a very personal emotional and experiential journey that you can take home and relive again. I cannot ask often enough "What do you feel?", "Is there a feeling?"”
Keimeyer studied design and digital media at University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK), Tama Art University in Tokyo, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, USA, and Boston's MIT Media Lab, USA. Her previous work includes a series of lighting made from recycled materials, she now practices as multimedia artist transforming architectural highlights into emotional experiences with video, light, objects, scent and sound. Keimeyer has work in the art collections of Hugues and Marie Taittinger (Champagne Brand France), Petch Osathanugrah (O Museum Bangkok), Alexander von Vegesack (former Vitra Design Museum Director), Lucas Verweij (Design Author) and more.
Her current practice as a multimedia artist is drawn from her experience working for Vitra Design and collaborating with designers and artists from various backgrounds and expertise including: Ingo Maurer (lighting designer), Humberto and Fernando Campana (furniture designer Brazil), Bart Hess (designer), Felix Kubin (musician) Sven Helbig (composer), Sevil Peach (architect), Jonah Bokaer (choreographer), and others.