- Elli Vassalou
- Parallel Perceptions
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Maya Dalinsky (1981, USA) is a dancer, multimedia artist, researcher and translator. Her current work is concerned with feedback, perception and embodiment. She explores formats for experiencing the "technological body", where dance and body-based practices interact with digital technologies on equal footing. She is curious about how our bodies and brains continuously integrate new technological features: What are the repercussions? What do we gain, what do we lose, as technology evolves to be in greater symbiosis with our senses? How do we transit from virtual to real, and how are we transformed in the process? More generally, she looks at co-presence and proprioception as materials that can be crafted into specific, uncanny experiences.
Maya has been based in Brussels since 2008. In 2017 she received her Master's in Art in Public Space from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels. She also holds a Bachelor's in Modern Languages from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD (USA).
Elli Vassalou (1983, Germany) is a Brussels-based multimedia artist, activist, researcher and performer. She has studied Architecture and Urbanism [M.Arch.] at the Patras School of Architecture – GR and Visual Arts [M.A.], at Autonomous Design department, KASK School of Arts, Ghent - BE. She designs and contributes to participatory platforms, actions and socially engaged projects focusing on public space, collective memory and the commons. She works hybridly with filmmaking, photography, movement, discursive and multi-sensorial tools, site specific and archival art. She is seeking new ways of polyphonic narrating, assembling bodies, spaces and objects in a critical and creative dialogue.
She moved to Belgium in 2015 and since then she is developing the project Syntrofi, a series of performative lunches about inclusion and exclusion in art & education. Currently she is active in the co-learning and co-creating platforms School of love, Sasé Istwé, Open Design Course for refugees and asylum seekers, Parallel Perceptions, and the newly born Post Collective.