Artists in residence

Eva Zornio
Artist in residence at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences - 2022-2023

Since 2018 Eva Zornio has been intensively investigating objects, concepts and issues related to intersubjectivity. She is interested in how organisms interact within given contexts, and seek to show how this creates dynamic and living networks, actualizing over time. She explores how societal structures produce normalized spaces and seek to make explicit Consequently, she is concerned with the politics of affect. These concerns have led her to create an entity called affective evaluation, a research group/corporation/institute with changing forms, proposing functional and fictional environments, performative situations.

Based on her theoretical and formal research, she seeks to conduct an investigation in different laboratories of CISA following a protocol of observation in situ and encounters with researchers. She seeks to understand the modes of production of experiments and the modes of production of scientific knowledge related to this field of cognitive sciences, and the way in which researchers affectively embody and interact within these contemporary research structures.

In collaboration with the Campus Biotech, the Flux laboratory and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. - 2021

Alexander SERECHENKO graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Information Security faculty. Programmer, musician, media artist. Focused on working with an interactive environments and generative practices. Combines programming, web development, and data analysis skills in multidisciplinary works, which covers installation, sound, net-art, web-art.

Ekaterina PRYANICHNIKOVA graduated from The Rodchenko Art School, workshop of Igor Mukhin. She successfully defended her diploma under the leadership of Lyudmila Zinchenko. She focuses on experimental methods of manual printing, also works with video, photography, installation.

Both was presented in different institutions such as Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, Garage MCA, Moscow Electro Museum, New Tretyakov Gallery, and many others.

During their residency at the Sleep and Cognition Neuroimaging Laboratory of the  University of Geneva with Prof Sophie Schwartz, they focus on the aesthetic similarity of the visual results of the work of neural networks with human dreams or memories about them. In the artistic approach, they use the interaction of a machine and a person as a special medium for the formation of a statement, which allows them to affect the personal emotions and experiences of the participant. In  their opinion, the study of the mechanisms of brain plasticity, that underlie the learning and memory in humans, will be an excellent basis for the work.

They want to develop an interactive installation – algorithm based on the AttnGAN neural network will “imagine” and show the viewer his dreams on a screen. Viewer just have to start to describe aloud his dreams. Mimic repetition (produced by the machine) of pseudo-random ritual (the algorithm that produces our dreams) turns the dream into reality.


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Julie Semoroz
In collaboration with the Flux Laboratory, Geneva - 2020-2021

Julie Semoroz is a singer and sound artist interested in the sound and vibration waves produced by humans.

She was hosted in the laboratory of Prof Didier Grandjean, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and NCCR Evolving Language, University of Geneva.

Several events and workshops in partnership with different renowned Swiss cultural institutions allowed to show Julie's work in relation with her residency and to exchange with the public:

  • Halle Nord, Geneva, February 17 to March 26, 2021
  • Comédie de Genève, May 9-15, 2021
  • Montreux Jazz Festival, July 7, 2021 and October 2021 (TBC)
  • Scientifica, Zürich, September 3-4, 2021
  • Spielact Festival, Geneva, September 28, 2021
  • Symposium "Etre à l'écoute", Sierre, October 1-2 2021
  • La Nuit des Musées, Lausanne, 24.09.2022


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Vincent Du Bois

Vincent Dubois is a stone sculptor and an artist.

He was hosted in the Prof David Rudrauf Laboratory.


The Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne invited Prof David Rudrauf and Vincent Du Bois to organize a guided tour in the framework of the exhibition “Ombres, de la Renaissance à nos jours”, which took place in October 2019. On this occasion, one of Vincent Du Bois' sculptures illustrating Prof David Rudrauf's mathematical model of consciousness, was shown.


Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne https://www.unige.ch/cisa/news/old-news/vos-cerveaux/

Angela Stiegler & Yulia Lokstina
In collaboration with the EOFA Artists program in Geneva - 2018-2019

Angela Stiegler is a German visual artist and works with sculpture, video and performance.

During her residency Angela Stiegler worked on the multi video installation “Subjective Hill” in collaboration with the Russian documentary filmmaker Yulia Lokshina. 

“Subjective Hill” follows a long-term virtual reality study on affective behaviour in stress situations, conducted in cooperation with the Geneva police force under the supervision of Professor David Rudrauf, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva.

“Subjective Hill” was shown at the Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva in November 2019.

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Francesco Bertocco

Francesco Bertocco was an Italian visual artist and filmaker. He produced a series of photographs and a documentary that was shown at various film festivals.

Francesco Bertocco made the following documentary on affective sciences at Campus Biotech:


Affective Sciences
HD video, 2017, 28 min

Katharine Vega
In collaboration with the Flux Laboratory in Geneva - 2017

Katharine Vega is an English artist, researcher and the founder of chroma.space, a studio founded in 2010 making work for theatre settings, galleries, outdoors and unusual site-specific installations. The creative focus and design of Kate’s work, is grounded in original research into embodiment, touch and multi-sensory immersion.


On May 16, 2017, Flux Laboratory welcomes Terra Incognita - a collaboration between Katharina Vega and Prof David Rudrauf, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva,  creating together an embodied meditation on shared experience. 

Megha Kaytal

Megha Kaytal is an Indian artist working with the different surroundings she lives in and grew up in. Many of her works focus on weaving, a practice she knows from her home country of India. In her work, it functions as a representation of the interconnections between life, people, places, and cultures.

She presented her work “Emotions : Neuroscience meets Hindu Phlosophy” created during her residency in collaboration with the Prof. Sascha Frühholz (Swiss Center for ffective Sciences and Institute of Psychology at the University of Zurich, at Kunsthalle Zürich) in 2018.

Installation  https://100ways.ch/en/28/exhibit_detail/

Jérémie Gindre
In collaboration with the Artists in Labs Program, Zürich - 2011

Jeremie Gindre is a Swiss artist and writer.

He spent 9 months in residence at NCCR Affective Sciences in the framework of the Artists in Labs Program, Zürich https://www.artistsinlabs.ch/artists/13

« Les amis imaginaires  », November 25-26, 2011 was a colloquium organized at the end of Jeremie Gindre’s residency 

Jeremie Gindre published three books related to his residency: