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Jury @ CreateMedia.NRW Düsseldorf

European Regional Development Fund
September 6th and 7th, 2017

The LeitmarktAgentur.NRW invited me to serve as a jury member for the lead market CreateMedia.NRW. For two days we sat in a Duesseldorf hotel and discussed complex, innovative, and outstanding proposals.

Via Wikipedia: "The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a fund allocated by the European Union. Its purpose is to transfer money from richer regions (not countries), and invest it in the infrastructure and services of underdeveloped regions. This will allow those regions to start attracting private sector investments, and create jobs on their own."

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Jury @ Cologne Game Lab

Künstlerinnenpreises NRW 2017
July 20th, 2017

Had the honour to serve as a jury member for this year's Künstlerinnenpreises NRW 2017 in cooperation with Next Level 2017 – Festival for Games.

My fellow jury members, Dr. Ruth Seidl / Chair Frauenkulturbüros Krefeld, Denise Gühnemann / Grimme Institut, Prof. Björn Bartholdy / Co-Chair Cologne Game Lab, Manuel Fritsch / Games Journalist, Katharina Tillmanns / Researcher Cologne Game Lab, Fee Bonny / Frauenkulturbüro, and I awarded two outstanding women, one superstar in the realm of independent games with the main prize and a grant for an innovative young talent. The awards ceremony will be held on November 10th at NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf.

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Talk @ Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

A Perfect Match? On the Alliance of Sound and Visuals
April 18th,  2017

Gave a presentation for the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Germany's largest music academy, in Cologne. Prof. Michael Beil, chair of the renowned Studio for Electronic Music, invited me to his Electronic Composition class to talk about the historical development of my discipline, Visual Music.

In my lecture I focused on the significance of the close interrelation between sound and images. As founder and chair of the Visual Music major concentration at the Institute of Music and Media (IMM) at the Robert Schumann music academy I am also editor-in-chief of the highly praised Visual Music Archive online forum.

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Talk @ Goethe Institute

A Perfect Match? On The Alliance Of Sound And Visuals
November 28th, 2015

Jörg Süßenbach, head of the music devision at Goethe Institute Germany, invited me to give a talk on on the relationship between sound and visuals for a congregation of international Goethe Institute members in Darmstadt.

The delegation will be in Darmstadt to attend the cresc Biennale 2015 which is focused on the topic of Images of Sound.

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Talk @ MSD / Münster School of Design

A Perfect Match? On the Alliance of Sound and Visuals
November 20th, 2015

Gave a presentation at the Münster School of Design of Münster University of Applied Sciences on the historical development of my discipline Visual Music, and focused on the significance of the close interrelation between sound and images. I initiated the Visual Music major concentration at the Institute of Music and Media (IMM) of the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media, and am also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Visual Music Archive.

Prof. Nina Juric and Prof. Gregor Kuschmirz hosted my lecture. Both are alumni of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, and majored in Motion Design, a post-graduate-program I have been chair of since 1998.

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Workshop @ Peter Behrens School of Arts

Listen, Simply Listen.
November 11th, 2015

I gave a lecture on attentive listening as part of the annual Intra Muros week at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in the architecture department of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. In my workshop I juxtaposed the concept of Silence by John Cage, the piece I am sitting in a room by Alvin Lucier, and the graduation commencement speech This is water by David Foster Wallace. The students and I also practiced listening whithout judgement.

Oliver Kruse, Professor of Perception and Design Theory at the Peter Behrens School of Arts already initiated workshops and presentations on the topic of awareness and concentration as part of the Intra Muros week last year. This year he shared the responsibility for the program with graduate designer Nicola Richter.

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Workshop @ Academy of Art and Design Basel

The Self and the Other
March 30th and 31st, 2015

Regine Halter invited me to give the 2-day seminar The Self and the Other at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel for their Conceptional Design Masterstudio students. Had the repeated great pleasure of co-teaching with Ralf Neubauer.

In the two days of the seminar the students critically reflected, analyzed and discussed creating an identity for a client in the broader context of corporate identity projects.

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Visual Music @ tanzhaus nrw

Temps d'Images closing event
January 10th, 2015

For the closing event of the Temps d'Images festival I was invited to present works of my students at the fabulous tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf.

The tanzhaus nrw also showed the live performance Olympia by Orson Hentschel, student in the Music and Media program at the Institute For Music And Media. Olympia was created as Orson Hentschel's final project in my Visual Music class supervised by Andreas Kolinski and me.

Afterwards they threw a party in the tanzhaus' massive entrance hall. Live visuals by Tim Fehske, assistant professor for Visual Music Technology / Production, to the music by Christian S (Cómeme), assistant professor for Visual Composition / Graphic Design.

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Panelist @ Literature Club Düsseldorf

Interfaces as a hinge and interpretation
June 3rd, 2014

Prof. Dr. Swantje Lichtenstein invited Dr. Johanna Dombois and me to place a discussion along the boundaries of literature, theory and art at the closing event of the LCD - Literature Club Duesseldorf on in the renowned Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf.

The event itself was an experimental group performance. We included our favorite books, tarot cards, and audience participation. The subject Interfaces was open for new paths and opportunities. it was a kind of incision which represented the end of LCD. Sections, which divided a topic, and breaks, which need to be done. It was a wild, colorful, lively endeavor, and I am very greatful for this experience.

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Workshop @ Academy of Art and Design Basel

Dazwischen – Want the gap
March 26th and 27th, 2014

Regine Halter invited me to give the 2-day seminar Dazwischen – Want the gap at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel for their Conceptional Design Masterstudio students. Had the great pleasure of co-teaching with Ralf Neubauer.

In the two days of the seminar the students reflected, analyzed and discussed inter- and transdisciplinarity regarding the challenges and advantages in the context of their own projects.

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