develops transdisciplinary performances and installations that address biopolitical issues. A former endocrinologist and psychosomaticist, Klaus Spiess is now an associate professor and artist at the Medical University of Vienna. His performances have been shown at Budascoop Kortrijk, Tanzquartier Vienna, Belvedere 21er/Haus Vienna, performance documents have been exhibited internationally (Beall Center for Arts&Technology, Irvine; the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens; Prix Ars Electronica, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, ISEA Manizales). He has published widely on his transdisciplinary performances.
is an artist and stage director and holds a senior postdoc position at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Together with Klaus Spiess, she runs the crossdisciplinary Arts in Medicine programme at the Center for Public Health at the Medical University of Vienna. She has performed (Budascoop Kortrijk, Tanzquartier Vienna, Belvedere 21er/Haus Vienna) and exhibited internationally (Beall Center for Arts&Technology, Irvine; the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens; Prix Ars Electronica, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, ISEA Manizales) and published widely on her transdisciplinary performances.
Daniel Aschwanden (CH) lives and works in Vienna as a performer, choreographer, director and curator. Where art meets the social: Daniel Aschwanden initiates performative interventions in urban contexts, shares an interest in transdisciplinary and hybrid art formats, also intervening in public spaces in Europe, China and Africa. He puts an emphasis on cultural exchange and communication at eye level using a variety of art practices. His artistic work, revolving around the body as an interface, has been presented in public space as well as galleries and theatres.
Aschwanden has received a state award for innovative practice in arts and the social. He was artist in residence at Vienna’s Tanzquartier and appointed visiting professor for art and communication practice at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Mark Rinnerthaler leads a working group at the Department of Cellular Biology/Genetics of Salzburg University. He has published extensively internationally on the genetics and cellular biology of yeast, in particular about the molecular biology of ageing phenomena in yeast and the human skin.