Research team

Research Centre for Visual Poetics

Expertise

In my research I focus on the way technology is used in contemporary performing arts and how artists reflect on the impact of technology on society and humanity. This field, in which the human being disappears from the centre, is called 'post-humanism'. An important aspect of this is the study of the agency of non-human entities, such as machines, animals, plants. In addition to post-humanism, my most recent work explores the consequences of the anthropocene and the climate catastrophe for the arts. Extinction, ends of worlds, are not easily captured in a work of art. I look at those performances and installations that have found strategies for this and analyse how they work (their dramaturgy) and how they contemplate on our current state of being.