Florian Dombois

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Florian Dombois (b. 1966 in Berlin) is an artist who focuses on landforms, labilities, seismic and tectonic activity, scientific and technical fictions, as well as on their various representational and media formats.

Dombois studied geophysics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel and Hawaii, and wrote his PhD in Amsterdam and Berlin. After that, he has developed a concept of "Art as Research" to extend scientific modes of expression. His oeuvre includes spatial and sound installations, but also happenings and performances. Dombois has written several essays and books. He has given talks, conference contributions and lectureships at art schools and universities (a.o. Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Artcenter Los Angeles, ATR Kioto, MIT Cambridge). Since 2003 he is heading the Institute for Transdisciplinarity (Y), and is president of the research council at Berne University of the Arts. In 2010 he received the German Sound Art Prize.

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Books (selection)[edit]

  • Kunsthalle Bern (Hg.): „Florian Dombois: What Are the Places of Danger. Works 1999-2009“ Berlin: argobooks, 2010
  • Florian Dombois, Guy Krneta (Hg.): „Nah am Original. Fünf Autoren antworten auf Albert Einstein 2005“ Basel: Engeler Editor, 2007
  • Florian Dombois: „Seismic Stations“ Köln: Buchhandlung Walther König, 2002

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