Artist – Theorist – Educator

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Berlin-based artist-theorist-educator, PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University (2004), specialized in embodiment theory, intermedial art and experimental poetics (US, FR & GER).

Professional concept design and artistic direction for interactive digital media – specializing in immersive formats and exhibitions.

Current Concept Design: Media Concept and Planning for the Humboldt Forum, world culture forum under construction in the rebuilt Berlin City Palace, due to open 2019

Current Teaching: spatial arts and architecture theory at the Institute for Architecture-related Art – Department of Architecture and Environmental Sciences at the Technical University of Braunschweig

 

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Professor Pear says it all with his famous quote:

“If the discovery of the psychological nature of meaning were completely successful, it might put an end to psychology  altogether.”

(Ogden & Richards, The Meaning of Meaning, 1923.)

 

Courses and Lecturing in:

Intermediality, Intermodality, Transliteracy – theories of reading, meaning and language in the age of total media

Cognitive Poetics – embodied theories of literary production, performance & reception – empirical methods in reception research

Visual Poetry and Poetics – history and theory of visual poetry as a current of (ultra-)literary experiment

Architectural Poetics and Speculative Arts of Embodiment – procedural architecture, architectural body theory, somaesthetics

Critical Urban and Media Arts Practices – critical urbanism, mapping, situationist critique, tactical media

20th C. Avant-Gardism in Poetry and Visual Culture – currents from Dada through today’s critical practices, US&EU

Literary & Art Modernisms – the cycle Romanticism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Post-Humanism in US/UK, French and German traditions

US Experimental Poetics – from Pound-Williams through the Beats and Black Mountain to LANGUAGE and Code

Long-Term Research / Book Project:

WAGERS OF INTERMODALITY – speculative aesthetics in the age of intermedia

INTRO: INTERMEDIALITY AND THE COGNITIVE MODES On the Great Wager of Experimental Poetics

Ch 1: VISUAL POETICS

Ch 2: VISUALIZING THINKING

Ch 3: KINAESTHETIC GRAPHICALITY

Ch 4: ARCHITECTURAL POETICS

Ch 5: PROCEDURAL ARCHITECTURE

Ch 6: PROCEDURAL URBANISM

Ch 7: ENACTIVISM

CONC: URGENT EFFICACY AESTHETICS and the Rigorous Wanderings of the Avant-Garde


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