I am an artist and researcher. I focus on the similarities between oneiric dream experience and visual art as well as their integration to cognitive sciences in order to facilitate the research of conscious experience in visual terms.
As an artist-scientist, I follow my curiosity to understand how we observe and perceive the physical world around us; how we think and process the perceived information visually; and finally how we express the the perceived and the imagined.
I am affiliated with following academic institutions: Academy of Fine Arts Saar (Saarbruecken), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig), Graduate School of European Dream Cultures at the University of Saarland (Saarbruecken).
My research has been presented at several international conferences: Regional Conference of International Association for the Study of Dreams 2012 at the University of Bern; “International Symposium of Psychomotoric / Performance / Interaction” in Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in 2012; “Conference on Norbert Wiener in 21st Century” by the Institute Of Electrical and Electronic Engineers in 2014 in Boston, USA; International Symposiums for Electronic Arts 2016 in Hong Kong and 2018 in Durban; „Real of Reality“ Conference 2016 in the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.
Among the exhibitions and festivals which showed my works are the Kunstverein Ulm in 2018, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize ‘2004 in Saarbruecken, the Landeskunstausstellungen of Saarland ‘2008 and ‘2013, the Nationaltheater in Bucharest in 2007, the Amber Art and Technology Festival 2012 in Istanbul,, the Prix D’Arts Robert Schuman ‘2013 in Saarbruecken and Transmediale Vorspiel ‘2016 in Berlin. He was awarded the Luxembourgian video art award Octobre Rouge Mention Speciale in 2008.
In addition to my research, I work in collaboration with various institutes on projects that revolve around themes of culture, technology and education, especially the prevalence of open-source culture.