Florian Dombois

about the author

Florian Dombois (born 1966 in Berlin) is an artist who has focused on models and time, landforms, labilities, and tectonic activity. To extend his artistic development, Dombois studied geophysics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel, and Hawaii. In his dissertation “What Is an Earthquake?”, he undertook a comparison of historical and contemporary, artistic and scientific articulations of earthquakes and developed his “art as research” method. Between 2003 and 2011 he was a professor at the Bern University of the Arts (CH); since 2011 he has been a professor at Zurich University of the Arts (CH). His work has been shown in national and international solo and group shows. In 2010 he received the German Sound Art Prize. The book Florian Dombois: What Are the Places of Danger; Works 1999–2009, edited by Kunsthalle Bern, was published by argobooks, Berlin, in 2010.

info & contact


Zurich University of the Arts, CH


f_dombois [AT] web.de




(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: epistemic things, graphematic space, installation, technical objects, virtual/virtuality