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Recording with the Faye Dunaways

I am happy to per­form on the new album from the Faye Dun­aways, Fred Lyenn Jacques’ and Aldo Struyf’s new project.


Artist Talk in Champs Libres, Rennes

I will give this Sun­day two con­sec­u­tive talks intro­duc­ing Con­cep­tual Comics to the vis­i­tors of Champs Libres. Le Pre­mier Dimanche, is a monthly event curated every time by dif­fer­ent groups- Spéléo­gra­phies orga­nized a pro­gram fea­tur­ing an array of talks, sym­po­siums, work­shops and exhi­bi­tions.


Comics & Appropriation workshop, Rennes

I was invited to give a three-day work­shop about con­cep­tual comics in the class of Guil­laume Pinard, at the Fine Arts School of Rennes.


The Shapereader, a Semmelweiss Art Award

Ignaz Sem­mel­weis intro­duced hand­wash­ing stan­dards after dis­cov­er­ing that the occur­rence of puer­peral fever could be pre­vented by prac­tis­ing hand dis­in­fec­tion in obstet­ri­cal clin­ics. The Shapereader has been awarded a prize by the Sem­mel­weis Foun­da­tion. I will be in Vienna for the cer­e­mony.


Artist-in-residence, Rennes

I was invited by M.Morvandiau and Lau­rence Coste, both mem­bers of the Perisco­pages Fes­ti­val, to be for the next two months, the artist-in-res­i­dence for their new ini­tia­tive. Spéléo­gra­phies is a Bien­nial with an inter­est in dif­fer­ent man­i­fes­ta­tions of scrib­bling anorms of writ­ing, that brings together prac­ti­tion­ers from comics, lit­er­a­ture and music to col­lab­o­rate and pro­duce a work that will be exhib­ited in May 2016.


w/ Jonas Kocher at Centre Pasquart (videos)

A series of duets with Jonas Kocher have been filmed in the Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter Pasquart in Bienne/Bil, Switzer­land. Our goal is to res­onate our music in dif­fer­ent envi­ron­ments and extend our archi­tec­tural con­cep­tion of impro­vi­sa­tion as an intu­itive, pur­pose­less machine that makes music.



Intervention, Centre Pasquart in Biel

Jonas Kocher, Irena Tomazin, Dafni Ste­fanou, Gau­denz Badrutt, Ruedy Schwyn and I will be per­form­ing for two shows, Kocher’s Inter­ven­tion site-spe­cific score in the Con­tem­po­rary Art Cen­ter in Bienne/Bil.


For Philip Guston listening session

Occa­sion­ally I orga­nize long lis­ten­ing ses­sions of resis­tant dura­tional works invit­ing peo­ple to inhabit the music in a spa­tial way. This one was curated with col­lab­o­ra­tion of archi­tect Sofia Dona on the rooftop of the newly reac­ti­vated Green Park Café in Athens.


Intervention in Cave 12, Geneva

Inter­ven­tion is sound score com­posed by Jonas Kocher with the goal to acti­vate the dif­fer­ent spaces of the Cave 12 venue in Geneva. Per­formed with Jonas Kocher (accor­dion), Irena Tomazin (voice, dance), Dafni Ste­fanou (dance), Gau­denz Badrutt (elec­tron­ics), Ruedy Schwyn (lights design).


Visiting Artist talk, Jerusalem

I was invited by David Opp to speak about my work as a vis­it­ing artist at the Beza­lel Acad­emy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.