Archief Talk Nikolaus Gansterer

Artist and Van Eyck alumnus Nikolaus Gansterer will give an introduction to his ongoing practices of line- and trace-making, his understanding of the notion of expanded drawing and present his recent projects and publications on the links between drawing, thinking and action

Nikolaus Gansterer is an artist, performer and researcher deeply interested in the links between drawing, thinking and action. His practice is grounded in a trans-medial approach, underpinned by conceptual discourse in the context of performative visualisation and cartographic representations. In form of installations and performances he traces the translatability of phenomena of perception into an artistic environment. In his lecture Gansterer will give insight in recent research and exhibition projects and his understanding of the notion of expanded drawing.

Nikolaus Gansterer is internationally active in performances, exhibitions and lecturing. Gansterer studied anthropology at University of Vienna and Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, he completed his cross-disciplinary studies at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He is co-founder of the Institute for Trans acoustic Research. Currently he is Guest Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Gansterer’s fascination with the complex character of diagrammatic figures led to two books: “Drawing a Hypothesis - Figures of Thought”, (Vienna/New York: Springer, 2011) on the ontology of shapes of visualisations and the development of the diagrammatic perspective and “Choreo–graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line”, (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017) on the development of experimental notation systems and embodied diagrammatics, by staging an inter-disciplinary encounter between the lines of choreography, drawing and writing.

All welcome to join on Friday 7 December at 17:30
(admission free)

Academieplein 1
Postbus 6221 KM Maastricht
Telefoon 043-3503737