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Quintessence Dome Artists & Speakers

Anja Calas

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Anja Calas (a.k.a. Ana Caldas, 1982 PT) is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the intersectionality between humans and nonhumans, the limits of desire, tension and evolution.

From an educational background of ballet, contemporary dance, theatre, film, street performance, music composition, and digital arts, her creations summarises a plural manifestation of her artistic life, enabling her to work with predominant directors such as Tino Seghal, Roberto Merino, Pedro Rodrigues, Edgar Pêra, among others; as well as developing her own artwork.

Currently in Barcelona, Anja has started a performance group called Suntrum that explores post-apocalyptic and dystopian subjectivities; and also a duo called Corpo Liquido embodying the invisible through the extension of the body: touring “The X Never Marks the Spot”.

At the moment Anja is exploring a Plant vs Nature revolving immersive interaction, aimed to reflect our new awareness on the importance of its integration on collective living and on the creation of new kins (Haraway)

Martin Romeo

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Martin Romeo is an Italian-Argentinian visual artist and interaction designer; his research is focused on data representation in forms and interactions that range from multimedia installations to performing arts.

He exposed his works in important international contexts. He teaches new paths of creative communication related to experimental technology in different Universities. He is Director of the Master in Visuals Arts for the 

Digital Age at IED University in Milan and Director of the Bachelor in Media Design at IED University in Venice. He is also Lecturer at NABA University in Milan and Professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, as well as a member of the Leonardo Group of Science Gallery Venice.

He has represented the Veneto Region at Italian Pavilion for Expo 2017 in Astana (Kazakhstan) and he has curated the multimedial project at the Venice Pavilion for La Biennale di Venezia 2018.

Moon Ribas

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

(Mataró, 1985) Moon Ribas is a cyborg artist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her feet that allows her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time. In order to share her experience, she then translates her seismic sense on stage. Ribas transposes the earthquakes into either sound, in her piece Seismic Percussion; or dance, in Waiting For Earthquakes. In these performances the Earth is the composer and the choreographer; and Ribas, the interpreter.  In 2010 she co-founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that aims to help people become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborg art.

Mohsen Hazrati

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Mohsen Hazrati was born in 1987 in Shiraz, Iran. I graduated with a BA in graphic design from Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education in 2012, minoring in new media and digital art, where he was also acted as a teachers’ assistant. His works focus on digital culture, new-aesthetic and the integration of these two issues into the Shirazi culture and its mystical literature, and have been exhibited in Transfer and Babycastles Gallery – New York, Matchbox Gallery – Texas, V-Gallery Tehran, etc. . Since 2013, in collaboration with Milad Forouzande, he has been the co-founder and curator of “Dar-AlHokoomeh Project”; a new media art project and activity based in Shiraz, Iran. And has been the co-curator of “Dar Al Wrong”, The first Iranian pavilion and embassy of the wrong biennale inside Iran, Patch Room, new media art section of Teer art, the first Iranian Art fair and etc. In 2016, Mohsen began lecturing as an assistant professor in his alma mater, teaching Digital Aesthetics and VFX courses. In 2017, Mohsen was invited as one of the guest speakers on the “Mollasadra St” episode of TEDx video series. One of his current research topics is FALProject, which is about an old Iranian bibliomancy tradition with Hafiz poems and its combination with digital technology and artificial intelligence. This project has been selected for a presentation in IAM WEEKEND 19 Barcelona and the first version of this project, which is an AR bibliomancy book has been exhibited in OMO artspace berlin and Limited Access Festival Tehran.

Cenk Güzelis

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Cenk Güzelis is a Innsbruck based architect and a new media artist, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Currently he is a PhD Student and University Assistant at the Institute for Experimental Architecture ./studio3 in
developing his research on interactive virtual environments with neuro-optical
visions to help people dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder disorder
with derealization and depersonalization disorder. His Installation, Emilia, The
Machine uses apparatuses of capture and media, specifically motion tracking
devices and Head mounted Displays and focuses on the approach of transfer of
experience from the virtual bodies to the biological bodies.

By interlinking sensorimotor and perceptual modes of cognition with the digital
spatiotemporal actualities, his project aims to negotiate the symptoms of post
disorder in enactive virtual environments that is designed to rewire the
of the brain caused by the trauma. By observing how traumatized people interact
their virtual selves in the virtual environments of trauma, his research observes
influences of technology in reshaping personal identity.

He worked in Computer Aided Manufacturing at the Platform for Analog and
Production, Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and
various LIDAR and Animation Workshops in Denmark and in Austria. In 2016,
team of Innsbruck based Architecture Practice LAAC, he worked on the
Film Project, “Coexistence” for the Montenegro Pavilion at the 15th Venice
Biennale. His short films were screened and awarded at festivals in Europe and in
USA. In 2017, his short The Aleph received the Best Short Animation FX award
45th Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival.

Be Another Lab

Quintessence Dome Lab Workshop teacher

We use technology to promote affective social integration, breaking the pattern of alientation embedded in much of today’s technoscientific development.

Our interdisciplinary team of Co-founders, leading researchers and associates:
Daniel González, Philippe Bertrand, Arthur Tres, Marte Roel, Christian Cherene, Norma Deseke, Daanish Masood, Christian Betánzos, Daniëlle Hooijmans.

Despite our focus on artistic practices, the team has backgrounds in Cognitive Sciences and Psychology, Interactive Systems Design, Digital Arts, Computer Sciences, Social Communication, Anthropology, Cultural Management, Philosophy and Conflict Resolution.

Felix Schoeller

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Felix Schoeller is a creative technologist who operates at the frontiers of storytelling, engineering, and cognitive neuroscience. Initially trained as a filmmaker, he graduated from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and worked in the film industry for leading production companies such as Partizan Midi-Minuit. Currently a research affiliate at MIT Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces Group), his work concerns the role of bodily signals in the emergence of conscious feelings and their augmentation through wearable technologies. Felix holds a Ph.​D. in cognitive science from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and was the first Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, France.

Raisa Pimentel

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Mexican audiovisual designer and artist. In 2015 she was a Scholar at the International Music and New Technologies Festival  Visiones Sonoras organized by CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico. In 2016 she participated in the 2nd Experimental Video Residence, VÓRTICE, Valparaíso, Chile. In 2019 with her video dance Andar she was part of the official selection of Dulcísimo Ovario Festival de Cine y Video Feminino de Pachuca, México. In the recent edition of Mutek [ES] he participated collectively with the work Physis and has just finished the Master in Audiovisual Innovation and Interactive Environments at BAU, University Design Center in Barcelona, Spain.

Her work appeals to the emotional and sensory experience through experimentation with moving images, installation, technology and dance.

Agustina Palazzo

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Agustina Palazzo ( Córdoba, Argentina, 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist &
cultural manager.
Graduated as an Audiovisual Comunicator in Argentina she obtains specialization in Interaction Design and new media from Master in Advanced Interaction, at IAAC, Barcelona.

Her work is focused in cyberculture and social communication. Between a critical and poetic vision she is interested in human behaviors, their desires and misunderstandings affected by technology.

Till 2017 Agustina lived in Argentina where she co-founded and leaded “220 CC” a contemporary art centre, and “Radio APOLO” a radioart FM station. Since 2018 based in Spain, she participates in diferent art residences and projects. Her works and collaborations have been presented at different festivals and art galleries in Europe and Latin America. enlighting Sonar + D, LLUM Barcelona, Teorema, Fundación Miró, Reshape and Tsonami, are sonoro.
Actually she is an artist in residence at “Piramidón, centre de rate contemporani” and works at Haimney Gallery. One of her current Projects is RADIORATOR, in collaboration with the designers Betiana Pavón y Mateus Sartori. Radiorator is a sound experimentation performance, that results from capturing radio frequencies through a digitally designed and manufactured technology helmet. The wearable, works as a portable device that allows to listen to the broad spectrum of radio frequencies. Equipped with an antenna, receives the frequencies around it, allowing to interact with the environment. Using the sound interpretation of radio frequencies, Agustina performs an experimental audiovisual live set.

The Project has been presented in different venues in Europe and Latin
America and has been awarded with the 3rd Prize in RESHAPE 2019 in the
SMART PRODUCT Category Competition in Barcelona, Spain.

Anna Pompermaier

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Anna Pompermaier (Italy, 1991) is an architect, digital artist, and engineer. She is currently based in Innsbruck where she studied architecture and civil engineering and is working as an architect on interactive and performative XR Experiences. She believes in an architecture that is against the binary logic that governs basic oppositions such as subject and object, human and non-human, interior and exterior, building and landscape, physical and

condition that forces people into a new reading and experience of space. Her research tries to explore the synthetic corporeality of the contemporary self and its new constructions of consciousness within the technological colonization of the body. Her work is implementing different narrative media as well as XR performative installations to explore how our culture of global interconnectivity is creating new technological beliefs and communication strategies, thereby uninterruptedly expanding and challenging our sense of reality and leading to the hallucination of new soft(ware)-mythologies. She is trying to apply the physical specificity of the body’s experience to the design of ‘more fluid’ human-computer interaction environments to discover new sensorimotor capacities of navigating space. Her collaborations and works have been presented at different festivals like VRHAM! – Virtual Reality & Arts Festival Hamburg and ADAF Athens Digital Arts Festival.

Jordi Massó

Eyesberg Studio workshop teacher

Jordi Massó es un artista audiovisual y miembro de Eyesberg Studio cuyo trabajo se centra en el videomapping, los visuales en tiempo real y los entornos inmersivos. Ha participado en proyectos como la película fulldome “BETA 2120”, el mapping interactivo “Amadeus II” y en varios proyectos audiovisuales para clientes como Futbol Club Barcelona, Epson o Adidas, entre otros. Recientemente estrenó en solitario su primera película fulldome “Smartzombies” en el Mira Festival 2019

Martina Ampuero

Eyesberg Studio workshop teacher

Artista visual y vj, licenciada en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Barcelona en las especializaciones de pintura e ilustración y Master de animación 3D en el Idec de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

Empieza su carrera profesional como artista 3D en la productora Urano Films, realizando escenarios 3D, motion graphics y efectos visuales en óperas como Sonntag aus Licht, Turandot, Quartett, Tristan e Isolde, con directores como Carlus Padrissa, Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus) y Franc Aleu. En 2013 funda Eyesberg Studio junto José Vaaliña, realizando la dirección artística de los proyectos hasta día de hoy.

Eloy Roldan

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

I was born in Madrid but I have lived in Barcelona for years. I studied the degree in Cinematography at the School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia (ESCAC) and I specialised in digital effects. After two years working in the sector, now I make my way with my own studio doing projects for film, advertising and video clips.

At the same time, I develop my work as a digital artist: still images made in 3D software and conceived under surreal premises and methods.

I address topics such as the procedures of the unconscious, semiotic games or the mechanisms of desire; Now in search of new formats, new forms of expression and of exploring the limits of language.


Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

V.P.M is a young audiovisual collective from Barcelona. We specialize in video productions, special effects, motion graphics, 3D animations and digital graphic design.

Today we use our knowledge to develop spectacular video mappings and interactive installations.

In its few years of life, the collective has been a finalist in several international video mapping competitions, FIMG (Girona) Festival Luz y Vanguardias (Salamanca), Art Vision (Moskow), Zsolnay (Hungry), 1 minute projection mapping (Japan), Videomapping festival (Lille), selected for the MIRA festival 2019 residency, among others.

And they have been awarded the first international prize at Odessa Mapping (Ukraine) and ACSEE festival (Datong) and Videomapping festival with the installation “My little rubbish world”.

Ferran Belda

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Ferran Belda @stupe777 is a new media artist and creative coder from Barcelona focused on the creation of live performances, generative visuals, and art installations which involve advanced technologies and explore developing innovative audiovisual narratives. He is graduated in audiovisual systems engineerin

g in UPF and his creations combine his curiosity about natural phenomenas and the harmony of the nature with his technical background as an important influence.

Josecarlos Florez

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Josecarlos Florez is a Peruvian new-media artist and independent researcher who lives and works in Barcelona. His research area is focused on the fusion of art and open-source technology. He works on projects that involve sound robotics, light, generative visuals, data visualization, digital fabrication, IoT (internet of things), VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality). His works have been exhibited in different art centers, as well as recognized galleries around the world such as: Fundación Telefónica Space (Lima-Peru), Media Lab Prado (Madrid, Spain), CCCB (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Sant Augusti Convent ( Barcelona, ​​Spain), Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Swab Art Faire (Barcelona, ​​Spain) and at technology festivals such as the Re: New Festival (Pittsburg-USA), Maker Faire (Barcelona, ​​Spain) and Sonar + D (Barcelona, ​​Spain).


Lukas Kochendörfer

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Lukas Kochendörfer is an architecture student in the masters program at the University of Innsbruck and member of the Innsbruck based architecture collective of Krater Fajan. His master thesis at the Experimental Architecture ./studio3 is bridging a gap between the parallel worlds and paintings created by Hieronymus Bosch then and the digital spaces we can experience today.

Stefan Maier

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Based in Austria, Stefan Maier graduated in architecture from LFU in Innsbruck, where he is working on diverse projects and exhibitions around

installations to screenings as well as interactive experiences. Through his work he tries to challenge the relation between the physical and the digital and promotes a non-binary understanding of both realms, while questioning the notion of virtuality of both and in between.

Ursula Pfligersdorffer

Quintessence Dome Lab Residence 2020

Living in Austria, Ursula Pfligersdorffer is working on her master´s degree in architecture at the Univerity of Innsbruck.Her diverse projects contain several techniques from material sketching and model building up to digital drawings and collages. In her works she questions the relevance of emotional connections and remembrance triggers to arts and architecture. They are shown as important parts in projects and as another layer of thinking of the material space on different topics.

Marta Ordeig

Quintessence Dome Lab Workshop teacher

Filmmaker and entrepreneur residing between Silicon Valley and Barcelona. In 2017 she founded Garage Stories, a collaborative traveling lab that gathers the best creatives and technologists around the globe to play, design and prototype innovative entertainment projects with emerging media.

Recently she has started a new series of events “StoriesXFuture” where she works with city councils and other local institutions to formulate positive visions of the future as lines of action to achieve the SDGs and leverages the potential of emerging technologies (VR / AR / AI) to create innovative start up projects that can get us there.

Garage Stories labs have already taken place in cities such as Barcelona, San Francisco and Mexico; and at institutions such as the Institute for the Future, the Sonar + D and the USC University in Los Angeles. Some of the resulting projects have been presented at TEDx.