Hosted by: Ars Electronica
My work has been established in the international art and science milieu, based on interdisciplinary research of the developments and application of ideological structures in contemporary society. Grounded in sculpture and new media, my practice has allowed me to contribute to the theoretical knowledge exchanged within the academia, as well as to lead strong collaborations in developing cross-conceptual productions that include installations, performances, site specific art, videos, sound, workshops, lectures, talks and texts - all connected with technological practice. For example, in a recent series of four projects K-9_topology (2014-2017); I have explored the co-evolution between humans and dogs, in large-scale and site-specific installations that combined biotechnological, ethologycal, olfactory, video, performative, interactive, drawing and sculptural elements. These pointed towards emphatical distance to the Other, and questioned taxonomies of gender, race, class, culture, nation and religion. My current ongoing artistic research titled !brute_force (2019-2020) dwells on the dimensionality of techno-otherness connected with the canine imagination, while addressing some aspects of artificial intelligence that challenge our social and political reality. Within Studiotopia I will further reflect on how such diverse elements coexist in the installation space, through both dialogues with scientists and continuous artistic production.
As an interdisciplinary artist collaborating with scientists over the last 10 years, I believe I am able to reflect on the above selected UN sustainable development goals from both fields. However, as I examine my gathered material I always simultaneously allow my technical and conceptual investigations to be guided by intuition to be finally translated into artistic storytelling. Such artistic practice allows me to address challenges of hybrid processes that speak to the complex nature of human and nonhuman relationships in our contemporary society as a whole. Therefore, I hope the aspects of my previous research would add an engaging perspective to this residency, as I hope they would concurrently inspire further examination of how this kind of art-sci dialogue outputs evolve in our increasingly digital, global, and optocentric world in order to discuss the potential impact of such genre of collaborations on the audiences of the future.
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