Transpositions [TP]. Artistic Data Exploration / The Office of Experiments

A Cosmos of Data
Conference 17.11.2016 /19h

Cloister Max Cahner

A Cosmos of Data
Reflection on the evolution of the information society and laboratory practices from the point of view of science, social studies and art.



“Transpositions [TP]. Artistic Data Exploration” by David Pirrò (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Unversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria) and Neal White (University of Westminster, United Kingdom) and “The Office of Experiments” by Neal White (University of Westminster, United Kingdom)

*Language: English with simultaneous interpretation


David Pirrò

David Pirrò, is a sound and video artist and researcher based in Graz, Austria. Based on a radically inclusive point of view, he seeks ways of composing by which the work of art is constructed through mutual interaction of the agents involved in its performance. David is currently working at the IEM (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics) as lecturer and collaborating on various scientific and artistic research projects. His work includes interactive compositions and sound installations as well as audiovisual and electroacoustic pieces in which performative and spatial aspects are central.


Neal White

Neal White is an artist and professor of Art/Science at CREAM/University of Westminster in London. Neal White's research projects explore the impact of the techno-scientific and military industrial complex on how we imagine, experience and are shaped by the landscape of a post-industrial society. His experimental approach to fieldwork and research leads to curated exhibitions, artist publications, off-site and gallery installations, texts, lectures and events. In 2004, he founded a collaborative research network – Office of Experiments (OoE) – and he has worked closely with Arts Catalyst (UK) for over 15 years. He has collaborated with artists and writers, academics and architects, from N55 (DK) to John Latham (UK). He has exhibited internationally at Portikus, Frankfurt (DE), Henry Moore Institute (UK), Whitechapel Gallery (UK) and with OoE, co-curated Dark Places at John Hansard Gallery (UK), and projects at Apexart-New York (2010), FACT-Liverpool (2008), with the Centre for Land Use Interpretation (2007-10). Early in his career he created major installations at the Natural History Museum, London (2003) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1998). He was a founder of the art and technology collective Soda (1997-02) and later became a Director of O+I (formerly Artist Placement Group) from 2007-9. His work has been funded throughout with numerous awards from Arts Council, Henry Moore Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Gulbenkian Foundation, among others.