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I am travelling nomad/ live performing artist. I finished my doctorate in biophysics in January 2015 (Marseille, France) and traveling since. I make electronic music and visuals/animations (I also work as a VJ sometimes). Currently I'm learning programming to further my research with audiovisual production and performance. I also write and do photography occasionally.
(I guess the traveling will still continue in some form, especially in the myriad open source landscapes of ubuntu. )
Next year, I want to find a research position in biomimetics and applied computation related to art performance. Maybe down the years somewhere start a company for audiovisual research in augmented reality, art therapy and scientific data visualization.
(I had disabled my account for a year but had to activate it again as I got stuck in Istanbul. Until a year ago I hosted people either through bewelcome or couchsurfing but due to several events in my life and my work I have been avoid hospitality exchange. Also since I have few friends everywhere already I was mostly relying on them instead of couchsurfing which has became hard to deal with as of late)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
producing music, digital art, juggling, graffiti, technoshamanism
- performing arts
- pub crawls
- electronic music
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many to list here but I try:
Movies: The Doors, Easy Rider, das leben der anderen, Män som hatar kvinnor, Un prophète
Music: Psychedelic, mostly psytrance (suomi, forest, dark), psybient, chill, psy dub, acid core, tekno, acid house, minimal house, acid jazz.
Books: Dune, The Gods Themselves, Neuromancer, This Immortal, Lord of Light
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sleeping in random places mostly outdoors (an abandoned construction yard next to a shopping complex in Thessaloniki was the most intriguing, but also open land next to highways and petrol stations)
Hitchhiking 1500 kms through Turkey and Greece in summer 2015. Maybe I was the first person to actually hitch a ride in the no mans land between the 2 countries :P
Hiking 60km in 30 hours with 18 kilos of luggage (I weigh around 55kg) in the hot greek sun, passing by Byzantine ruins in a hurry due to lack of water and exhaustion (what can I say I ended up in Northern Greece at the worst point of the refugee crisis this summer)
I guess I'm a dream-navigator/interpreter ... at least for myself. Several of my dreams have come to pass or is it that reality is simply a dream ? :) Dreaming continues, this summer I was near death a few times, and I had the most psychedelic dream experiences from exhaustion (I have real experiences in festivals to compare, but life and being high on it beats any chemical or plant)
Teach, Learn, Share
music production, visuals, juggling, etc. Apart from that I love to share my poems and writings as well as having deep, meaningful conversations about philosophy, all forms of art and life.
What I Can Share with Hosts
tranquility for the lonesome philosophers, soulful creativity for the artist, adventures for the explorers.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, India, United States