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Teaching

For the past 15 years I have been researching and teaching in academia. In 2018/19 I was Guest Professor for Media Environments (in substitution of Prof. Ursula Damm) at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. By teaching concepts and tools such as bio/body hacking, algorithmic agency, philosophical analysis, material experimentation, and (non-)human-machine interactions, I encourage students to investigate and comment on current developments or invent scenarios for a sustainable future.

Additionally, I run public workshops out of my studio on media art + bioart methods and techniques and have been hosting ‘Walk & Talks‘ in forests in collaboration with Art Laboratory Berlin. Feel free to ask for other topics and get in touch.

Research and teaching focuses

  • Media Art and Design: practical methods, tools, technologies, software. Theory and history of the genre. Curatorial concepts
  • BioArt, BioDesign, BioPolitics: biohacking, synthetic biology, body images, trans-species awareness, ethics
  • Research-based Art, Art+Science: artistic research methods, laboratory techniques for artists, reflection and critique
  • Experiential Media, Immersive Environments, Phenomenology: spatial art, projection, media art, UHD environments, interaction, somatic experiences, embodied experiences and perception
  • Artistic Autonomy and Creativity: aesthetic decision making processes, matter and meaning, agency
  • Philosophy and Aesthetics: nature-culture, media culture studies/history, posthumanism, STS, ANT, new materialism, cybernetics, artificial intelligence implications

Teaching

2021
  • Online lecture on Interdisciplinary Artistic Processes: Tactics and Strategies at the Alma Mater Europaea – Dance academy in Ljubljana (SI), WS 2020/21
2020
  • Online lecture Morphing Ecologies at the chair ‘Bio-inspired Architecture and Sensoric’ of Technical University Berlin, WS 2020/21
  • Online lecture on Transdisciplinarity, Filmakademie Baden-Würtemberg, SS/2020
2018/19
2018
  • Interspecies Collaboration, workshop at the Burg Giebichenstein Halle (DE), 04/2018
2017
  • Strategies of Artistic Research, class with PhD students from the Art University Linz (AT), 03/2017
2015
  • Media Art and Artistic Research, guest lecture at the Departamento de Arte y Empresa, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexiko, 11/2015
2013
  • Arte e Enfermedades, class with media art students (BA) from the Bauhaus University Weimar in cooperation with Abbvie
2012
  • Using living organisms in Art, guest lecture at the Art + Science departement of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
2011
  • Interactive and Generative Art, guest lecturer at the FH Hagenberg (AT), MA Digital Arts, November 2011
2010
  • Text in Interactive and Generative Installations, guest lecture for students from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • Interactive and Generative Art within the Ars Electronica Archive, guest lecture for MA students in digital arts at FH Hagenberg (AT)
  • Digital Arts, guest lecture for MA students in digital arts at FH Hagenberg (AT)

Workshops

2019
  • Intelligence of Everything – co-director of a two day hacklab with Helena Nikonole at the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow
2018/19
  • Walks and Talks – performative workshops in the forest as part of the TU project ‘mind the fungi’
2017
  • Slime Mold: Art + Bio-computation – workshop, Specktrum Gallery Berlin
  • The forestal Psyche – a commissioned workshop for the Nonhuman Agents Programm of ArtLaboratory Berlin
2014
  • Networking with Slime Mould – a commissioned workshop for ResearchGate in Berlin
2012
  • Bio-Art Hacking – a workshop introducing the acellular organism physarum polycephalum as a creative medium and how to replace biolab equipment through kitchen ware | ARGE Kultur Salzburg, invited by subnet.at, March 10 2012
2010
  • Sound Production with Audacity – audio workshop at the Museumsquartier, Wien (AT) | Mz Baltasar’s Laboratory, Dec 2010
2007
  • Seeking Sound – radio site-specific workshop and recording techniques | Electrofringe/This is Not Art – Festival Newcastle (AU)
  • Getaway Home – series of workshops about travelling, via the medium of drawing and animation with 12 school classes (about 300 kids, 8-12 years old) | Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2006
  • Queer Youth Audio Project – audio postproduction workshop for a radio documentary about queer issues by young poeple | The Loft Youth Venue Newcastle (AU), Aug – Oct 07
  • Building micro radio transmitters & eGraffiti  | Electrofringe/This is Not Art – Festival Newcastle (AU), Oct 06
  • Radiophonic Workshop – workshop about history of sound art, hands-on field recordings | Octapod