ARIAN Bagheri Pour Fallah is an author and artist. Responding to the prevalence of algorithms in contemporary art and culture, Arian’s work emphasizes, in lieu of known taxonomies of fine arts and new media, character (ethos) and hermeneutical tools exclusive to man. Arian’s idiosyncratic use of emergent technologies including yet not limited to machine learning, metamaterials and extended reality (XR), within the context of performance art especially, is known for challenging computational ethics, while his informational reconfigurations of strictly physical matter, from textile to land, continue to circumvent tenets of conceptual art. Arian’s research, situated at the convergence of economic and existential anthropology, highlights reciprocal links between capital, mobility, space; and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of the informational space, in particular, examining appraisal, attraction; and community in Web 3.0. Arian has given speeches at international conferences held at University of Virginia, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Barcelona, among others, and is published by MIT Press and Cambridge University Press, respectively.

Arian’s critical as well as artistic endeavors on the changing ontology of art, network societies and future artforms, from an extensive reworking of acousmatics (fixed media) and its subsequent extension, modular media, including the musical-form, ‘récit music,’ to a non-categorical appraisal of crypto (NFT) art as de facto denomination of future artworks, have been featured in and presented at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), Ars Electronica, Add+Art International Conference, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics’ Musicovid Network, Royal Musical Association, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, The Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI), Organised Sound, Computer Music Journal, All About Jazz, among others. A member of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), Arian has been awarded scholarships by Queen’s University Belfast, University of Porto, Jagiellonian University, and most recently, the NRW Stiftung “Natur Heimat Kultur,” the Ministry for Culture and Science of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, for his stay at the Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen as Artist-in-Residence. He founded in 2011 and has since led The Blunder of a Horse, an art collective and acousmatic ensemble known for its cross-disciplinary blend of ethnographic and systems art—with recording sites ranging from Palau to Strasbourg, and is the founder and director of The Site (@recitmusicart), a research initiative examining, through empirical enquiry and artistic practice, emerging technologies and complex systems.

Research foci: ontology of art, monetary theory, economic anthropology, hermeneutics, existential anthropology, philosophy of mind, algorithmic culture, narrative economics, emerging technologies, network societies, human geography, web3, philosophy of information, gamification, crypto art, computer art, classical studies, Renaissance humanism, dramaturgy, land art, sculpture, acousmatics, site-specific art, assemblage, art song, poetics, theology, transgression

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