Gudrun Bielz

Gudrun Bielz
University of Reading · School of Arts and Communication Design



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Additional affiliations
May 2011 - June 2011
University of Derby
  • Participant at conference Digital Hybridity with 'Parcours'
  • digital art, hybridity, robotics, transhumanism, futuroloy
February 2008 - March 2014
Royal Academy of Arts London/RA Schools
  • Visiting artist
  • Seminars, tutorials
March 2005 - March 2006
Camberwell College of Arts/University of the Arts London
  • Visiting artist
  • Seminar
March 2005 - September 2015
University of Reading
Field of study
  • Art and Science, part time PhD studies
October 1999 - May 2002
University of the Arts/London College of Fashion
Field of study
  • Higher and Further Education in Art, Design and Communication
April 1989 - June 1990
University of the Arts/Central St. Martins College of Art & Design
Field of study
  • Film & Video


Publications (10)
Full-text available
"Arctificial Territory", PhD, 2015, Department of Art, University of Reading, UK, Abstract
Conference Paper
Full-text available Parcours* - A Personal Survey through the Digital Wilderness Gudrun Bielz Within the context of my PhD research for 'Arctificial Territory' I will conduct a personal survey of the following areas, utilising blogging, writing, audio and video sketches; dialogue, monologue and e...
Conference Paper Texts on 'Arctificial Territory' and 'Digital Wilderness' accompanying my PhD 'Arctificial Territory', University of Reading, UK.
Conference Paper Open letter, texts and CV
Full-text available Interview in German about media art in the 1980s and now
Full-text available
Gudrun Bielz Textsplitter für VALIE EXPORT 2010: VALIE EXPORT ist heuer siebzig Jahre alt. Für mich jedoch ist Valie zeit-und alterslos, eine Künstlerin voller Radikalität, Pragmatismus und Poesie. Ihre feministischen Arbeiten aus den späten 60er Jahren haben Geschichte geschrieben und zahlreiche Studenten beeinflußt. Ihre Filme sind komplex, polit...


Question (1)
I am currently working on a PhD with the title "Arctificial Territory" at the University of Reading, UK. Kind of an art/science/psychology project (practice based). I am an artist, who is interested in science, was tempted to study physics once, but had decided to go for Fine Art/Film & Video. Currently talking to many scientists about their approach to research. Mostly empirical ... and somehow this is the holy cow, also in art and art education. Governments, university boards with their managers and the industry want to measure outcomes respective success; and it seems that unis think that they need to apply empirical measurements to art and humanities. Anyway, there is not only one way of doing science, as there is not only one way of making art. I am quite interested in Paul Feyerabend, an Austrian (like me) who wrote a book called: Against method. He also refers in this book to Michael Kropotkin, the father of anarchy and thinks that anarchy could be a good method for science. I know that I have simplified this a bit. I actually think that anarchic methods (a paradox perhaps) might be quite refreshing and useful for whatever envelopes SCIENCE. SO, yes, even Feyerabend, who is against universal methodologies, cannot deny methodologies. Perhaps, best art and best science come about by using different approaches and developing new methodologies. Thinking and feeling the unusual way. Circling around the questions (research ones or whatever) in a spiral structure or as Timothy Morton has mentioned mesh. Perhaps some meshy thinking and sensing might be helpful. Who says that the only road to Rome leads via empirical systemising?


Project (1)