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Innovation & Society Interdisciplinary

Nicole Seiler and Ursula Biemann at BeFantastic Within

Ursula Biemman, Acoustic Ocean

Ursula Biemann, Acoustic Ocean, 2018. Video still

Ursula Biemann talk
3 June 2022
5:30 PM IST
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BeFantastic Within brings together performing art practitioners and creative technologists to explore AI technologies and create provocative performance pieces amplified with creative AI. Gathering practitioners at the forefront of innovation in India, UK, Germany and Switzerland, this fellowship enables artistic development, creative exchange and collaboration between emerging and seasoned visual and performing artists from around the world, focussing on ideas around interconnectedness, climate emergency and the role of art and digital innovation.

Swiss artists participating as mentors in the fellowship include the following:


Nicole Seiler
Photo (c) Charlotte Krieger

Nicole Seiler is a choreographer who’s research into video and choreography has led to the creation of innovative works, dance and multimedia, videos, choreographic installations, performances and site-specific works that aim to keep the audience active in their interpretation of the work. Since 2010 her research focuses mainly on the relationship between image and sound and led her to
explore the description of movement, from both a historical and personal point of view, but also more generally to question how image and sound connect in our memories.


Ursula Biemann

Ursula Biemann is a Swiss video artist, curator and art theorist. Her research-based art practice traverses the lines between climate conscious documentary and science fiction. She has  engaged with interwoven conversations around ecology,  indigeneity and geopolitics, and through her work she navigates modes of perception that are often marginalised by the legacies of colonialism. Her writings have examined culture and politics at their intersections with various contemporary considerations, from the implications of the Anthropocene to the contextualising of digital media. She received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim among other awards.