Marinos Koutsomichalis is a media artist, scholar, and creative technologist. His is broadly interested in the materiality of self-generative systems, (post-)digital objecthood, sound, image, data, electronic circuitry, perception, selfhood, and the media/technologies we rely upon to mediate, probe, interact, or otherwise engage with the former.
Marinos Koutsomichalis is a media artist, scholar, and creative technologist. His is broadly interested in the materiality of self-generative systems, (post-)digital objecthood, sound, image, data, electronic circuitry, perception, selfhood, and the media/technologies we rely upon to mediate, probe, interact, or otherwise engage with the former.

Bio

His research and artistic activities reciprocally inform one another by virtue of a mixed method that combines situated creative practice, bespoke software/hardware development, landscape exploration, ethnographic field-work, critical theory, live performance, production residencies, experimental making, and DIWO (Do It With Others) workshopping. In this way, they draw on, and concern, various subareas in arts, humanities, science, technology, philosophy, and design.

His artistic corpus is prolific, yet persistently revolving around the same few themes: material inquiry/exploration; self-erasure (in/through performance and production tactics); the quest for post-selfhood (through social, hybrid, and networked practices involving both human and nonhuman actors). He has hitherto publicly presented his work, pursued projects, led workshops, and held talks worldwide more than 250 times and in all sorts of milieux: from leading museums, acclaimed biennales, and concert halls, to industrial sites, churches, project spaces, academia, research institutions, underground venues, and squats.

He has a PhD in Electronic Music and New Media (De Montfort University, GB) and a MA in Composition with Digital Media (University of York, GB), has held research positions at the Department of Computer Science in the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (Trondheim, NO) and at the Interdepartmental Centre for Research on Multimedia and Audiovideo in the University of Turin (IT), and has taught at the University of Wolverhampton (Birmingham, UK), the Center of Contemporary Music Research (Athens, GR), and the Technical University of Crete (Rethymnon, GR).

He is responsible for more than 30 academic publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings, for more than 15 music albums, and for a book. He is a Lecturer in Multimedia Design for Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology (Limassol, CY) where he co-directs the Media Arts and Design Research Lab.

(Image by Andreas Simopoulos, Athens 2016).

Selected Projects

Sāk vitt ok vītt of verǫld hverja

immersion tactics, dark ecology, film, image, object, Device, performance

Hyperstition Bot (Or, An Evolutionary Machine Appropriating Human Culture)

critical design, computational aesthetics, software, object, Device, installation

Sentience

critical design, object, Device

Cyprus as AI Saw it in 1879: Perpetuating Colonialism

computational aesthetics, software, image