Artist – Theorist – Educator
Berlin-based artist-theorist-educator, PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University (2004), specialized in the history and theory of intermediality, cognitive aesthetics and reception theory and experimental poetics (modern & contemporary American, French and German)
PROFESSIONAL CONCEPT DESIGN and artistic direction for interactive digital media – specializing in immersive presentation formats, platforms and exhibitions.
Recent Content Strategy and Digital Concept Design: Digital Concept and Coordination for HUMBOLDT FORUM, world culture forum under construction in the rebuilt Berlin City Palace, digital grand opening 16.12.2020
Recent Exhibitions: Digital concept and consulting for “Schrecklich schön” (“Terrible Beauty“), the opening special exhibition of the Humboldt Forum, Berlin 20.07.2021 to 28.11.2021
TEACHING AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT in interdisciplinary arts, design and humanities programs internationally.
Current Semester: Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Seminar Summer semester 2021 – Digital Concept and Cultural Production in the 21st Century
Recent Teaching: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Seminars in the interdisciplinary studies program Vielfalt der Wissensformen (Diversity of Knowledge Forms) of the Bologna-Lab
2015-17 – Spatial arts and architecture theory at the Institute for Architecture-related Art – Department of Architecture and Environmental Sciences at the Technical University of Braunschweig, with Int. Pr. Tomás Saraceno
Professor Pear says it all with his famous quote:
“If the discovery of the psychological nature of meaning were completely successful, it might put an end to psychology altogether.”
(Ogden & Richards, The Meaning of Meaning, 1923.)