Florian Dombois, born in 1966 in Berlin, is an artist who has focused on time, models, landforms, labilities, seismic and tectonic activity, scientific and technical fictions, as well as on their various representational and media formats. In order to extend his artistic development, Dombois studied geophysics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel, and Hawaii. From 2003 to 2011, he was a professor at the Bern University of the Arts and founded the Institute Y - Art as Research. He has been a professor at Zurich University of the Arts since 2011. In 2010 he received the German Sound Art Award.