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February 14, 2011

Luginsland (Belvedere) is an installation and sound piece by Florian Dombois, winner of the 2010 German Sound Art Award. Dombois’ work focuses on landforms, labilities, seismic and tectonic activity, scientific and technical fictions, as well as their various representational and media formats. In his dissertation What is an Earthquake? Dombois undertook a comparison of historical, contemporary, artistic and scientific representations of earthquakes and developed the art-as-Research method. In his talk, Dombois will also introduce the international Journal for Artistic Research, (JAR), and give a short overview of activities and research projects going on at the Institute Y – Institute for Interdisciplinarity at the Bern University of the Arts. Florian Dombois founded the Y – Institute of Interdisciplinarity at the Bern University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland where he teaches and acts as the Head of Y – Research.

Respondent: Ute Meta Bauer, ACT Director and Associate Professor