Sissel Marie Tonn is a Danish artist based in The Hague who works across diverse media including film, sculpture, wearable interactive media and computer simulations. In her practice she explores the complex ways humans perceive, act upon and are entangled with their environments. Her work centres around moments of awareness and shifts in perception, where the boundaries between bodies and the surrounding environment begin to blur.
Recent engagements include commissions for Sonic Acts and Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival in 2021. In 2020 she received an Honorary Mention for the work The Intimate Earthquake Archive from Ars Electronica, and won the Bio Art and Design (BAD) award for her collaboration Becoming a Sentinel Species with immunologist Juan Garcia Vallejo and eco-toxicologist Heather Leslie. In 2022 she was recipient of an EU S+T+ARTS fellowship, which led to her developing immersive computer simulations based on a speculative immune system in The Sentinel Self, which was commissioned and premiered by MEET Digital Culture centre in Milan. In 2022 She was the first joint artist-in-residence between the Sussex Humanities Lab and the Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science.