Artists, speakers and performers of Data Rush
Paulo de Assis
Paulo de Assis is a pianist, musicologist, and artist-researcher with transdisciplinary interests on Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Epistemology. He is research fellow at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent, and PI of the 2013-2018 European Research Council funded project “Experimentation versus Interpretation: exploring new paths in music performance in the twenty-first century” (MusicExperiment21). He has authored two books (on the music of Luigi Nono and Camillo Togni) and edited eight others on music notation, music experimentation, and on contemporary composers. He is the Convenor of the yearly International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory, and the Chair of the conference series Deleuze and Artistic Research (DARE).
Luc Derycke has been designing, curating and publishing art and artists' books since 1988. From 1989 to 1992 he was publisher with Imschoot, uitgevers, Gent, Belgium; and from 1999 to 2007 was the designer of the Drawing Center Publications, New York. In 2005 he founded MER, Paper Kunsthalle, examining the book medium in relation to art and art exhibiting. With MER, he initiated MER Station, a series of nomadic curatorial experiments re-thinking artists' books for exhibiting in non-book spaces.
Florian Dombois is a contemporary artist and professor at the Zurich University of the Arts. Dombois focuses on time, landforms, labilities, seismic and tectonic activity. He studied geophysics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel and Hawaii, and wrote his PhD in Amsterdam and Berlin. His work includes spatial and sound installations, but also happenings and performances. From 2003 to 2011 he was head of the Institute for Transdisciplinarity (Y) at Berne University of the Arts. Since 2011 he has been professor at Zurich University of the Arts. In 2010 he received the German Sound Art Prize. Kunsthalle Bern edited a catalogue raisonné 2010 titled Florian Dombois: What Are the Places of Danger. Works 1999-2009, Berlin: argobooks. Recent catalogs are a.o. Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich: Florian Dombois: Struck Modernism, Berlin: The Greenbox, 2014.
Gerhard Eckel is a sound artist and artistic researcher, and joint project leader of “Transpositions”. His work aims at articulating the aesthetic and epistemic dimensions of art, understanding artistic experience as a compound of action, perception and reflection. His works are the result of research processes drawing on practices of music composition, sound art, choreography and dance, installation art, interaction design and digital instrument making. Gerhard is professor of Computer Music and Multimedia at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) in Austria. He also serves as an affiliate professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and as a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm. Besides his artistic work and teaching, he leads publicly funded transdisciplinary research projects and supervises scholarly and artistic doctoral research.
Lucia D’Errico is an artist specialising in contemporary and experimental music, performing on acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, oud, and other plucked string instruments. As a performer and improviser, she has collaborated with contemporary music groups, and with theatre, dance, and visual art companies. She studied classical guitar at Conservatorio B. Marcello of Venice, and Modern Languages at Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice. Currently she is working on a doctoral research (ME21 at Orpheus Institute Gent, docARTES programme at Leuven University). She is also active as a freelance graphic designer.
Artemi-Maria Gioti is a composer and researcher working across the disciplinary boundaries between art, technology and philosophy. Her interests include among others human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, sonification and the development of mechanically controlled and sensor-augmented instruments. As a composer and researcher she has participated in international festivals and conferences, among others the 2016 INTER/actions Symposium (Bangor University, UK), the 1st International Congress for Electroacoustic Music - Electroacoustic Winds 2015 (Aveiro, Portugal), the International Conference on Auditory Display 2015 (Graz, Austria), Next_generation 6.0 Festival (ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany), the 6th International Symposium on Music/Sonic Art (Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany), the 3rd International Forum for Young Composers (Lisbon, Portugal).
Wolfgang Hofkirchner is professor at TU Wien and President of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), an Austrian independent research institute for systems science and Systems Design. His main interest is reconciling the natural and the social sciences with a particular view to transdisciplinarity. This is based on the idea of a transcendence of science beyond its own domain towards society (also called “mode 2 knowledge production”); the transcendence of research beyond its disciplinary domains (leading to a transcdisciplinary field comprising social science, natural science, engineering science and philosophy); and the transcendence of methods beyond their original domain of application. He developed a Unified Theory of Information (UTI) on the basis of a unified theory of self-organization, leaning on an “Evolutionary Systems Theory” (EST) that comprises open, dynamical, nonlinear, complex, evolving and hierarchical systems. Philosophical collaborations led him to develop the notion of a “Praxio-Onto-Epistemology” (POE) with an emphasis on norms and values.