Marinos Koutsomichalis

Marinos Koutsomichalis is a media artist, scholar, and creative technologist. He is broadly interested in the materiality of self-generative systems, (post-)digital objecthood, sound, image, data, electronic circuitry, perception, selfhood, and the media/technologies we rely upon to mediate, probe, interact, or otherwise engage with the former. His research and artistic activities reciprocally inform one another by virtue of a mixed method that combines situated creative practice, bespoke software/hardware development, ethnographic research, field-work, critical theory, analysis, workshopping, and DIWO (Do It With Others) experimental making. In this way, they draw on, and concern, various subareas in arts, humanities, science, technology, philosophy, and design. He has hitherto publicly presented his work, pursued projects, led workshops, and held talks worldwide more than 250 times and in all sorts of milieux, from leading museums to underground venues. He has a PhD in Electronic Music and New Media (De Montfort University, UK) and a MA in Composition with Digital Media (University of York, UK), has held research positions at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (Trondheim, NO) and at the University of Turin (IT), and has taught at various universities and institutions internationally. He is responsible for more than 25 academic publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings, for more than 15 music albums, and for a book. He is a Lecturer in Multimedia Design for Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology (Limassol, CY) where he co-directs the Media Arts and Design Research Lab.

Florence Dozol

Florence Dozol, dancer and choreographer, started ballet at the age of 4 with Nicole Menotti in Annemasse. At the same time, she started playing the piano at the age of 6 at the Annemasse Conservatory with Ukuk Dördüncü, an instrument she studied for 10 years. Then, she attended the classes of David Allen and Claudine Kamoun-Allen at the Geneva Dance Center, in Geneva, before joining the Ballets du Nord school in Roubaix at the age of 15. In sport-study training, she worked with Pascal Minam-Borier, Thérèse Duteil, Georgina Ramos-Hernandez, Guo Li, Puck Heil and Estelle Beaumont. She continued in Lyon, at the Villeurbanne dance academy, then at the Toulouse choreographic centre, while being hired for productions in Toulouse, Barcelona and Paris. Afterwards, she moved to Paris where she studied with Wayne Byars and Lionel Amadote, and attended master classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. Back in Switzerland, she collaborates with musicians for choreographic projects (L'Abîme des oiseaux, Platée - choreographer and dancer), is regularly hired for productions at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (the Ring, il Barbiere di Seviglia, Cavalleria rusticana, l'elissir d'amore - tour of La Scala, Milano), as well as for repertoire ballet productions (Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Spartacus, Pharaoh's daughter). She also collaborates with the company Art FX, based in Lyon, for musicals (in Grenoble and Lyon), as well as for the performances of the company Judith Desse, notably in her piece Electrum 0.002. Recently, she was a soloist in the creation of the young choreographer Marjorie Lenain: Bianco i Nero. Since 2020, she has joined the company TJP/SkyDance for the creation of the musical Toutes pour une, which will tour in French-speaking Switzerland in 2021.

Sarah Kenderdine

Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice, especially in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. In 2017, Sarah was appointed Professor of Digital Museology at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland where she has built a new laboratory for experimental museology (eM+), exploring the convergence of aesthetic practice, visual analytics and cultural (big) data. She is also director and lead curator of a new art/science initiative EPFL Pavilions, reaching beyond object-oriented curation, to blend experimental curatorship and contemporary aesthetics with open science, digital humanism and emerging technologies.