Verina Gfader

about the author

Verina Gfader is an artist and Postdoctoral Fellow at The Contemporary Condition, Aarhus University. Beyond academic work she is Creative Director for EP, a new book series across art, architecture, and design from Sternberg Press, Berlin; she is currently researching for the second volume, Design Fiction. Her postdoctoral research, after studies in visual media, photography, and fine arts, included a research residency at Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) to explore the structural coherence between non-commercial Japanese animation and geographical, institutional, and social ideas. Her current focus is on animation–vital lines–concepts of vitality; volcano islands, statelessness, and distant fictions; cognitive capitalism; and text and alliance, expanded geographical space, and the accumulative nature of knowledge in art. In her practice she pursues models, drawing, text material, and fictional institutions. Projects include Adventure-Landing: A Compendium of Animation (authored book, 2011), “Talk Geometries: Towards Anime’s Sensorial Vocabularies” (invited speaker), Kinema Club Conference for Film and Moving Images from Japan XIII, Reischauer Institute, Harvard University (2014); and “Saas-Fee Summer Institute: Art and the Politics of Estrangement” (participant), Saas-Fee, Switzerland (2015).

info & contact


Aarhus University, DK


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More Brilliant Than the Past
(in )
keywords: archive, fabulation, minor, politics

Hollywood Flatlands: Taking a Line for a Walk
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: cartoon, Maurizio Lazzarato, plasmaticity, plasmaticness, Sergei Eisenstein