Linda Cassens Stoian

By Vera Leisibach on

Mentorin

“The constitution of strength is the experience itself of the liberation of the multitudo.

Antonio Negri, Insurgencies (1999)

 

CURRICULUM VITAE
  • Since 2011 Mentor & Guest Professor, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Since 2006  Responsible for creating and conducting architecture tours (s am tours) with a team of five architects in collaboration with the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM, Basel, www.sam-basel.org
  • 1997–2000  Art history studies, University of Basel
  • Since 1994 living and working in Basel (CH)
  • 1991–1994 Master of Arts, Performance Art, Gallatin Division, New York University
  • Since 1987  Independent artist/curator/cultural project director in various media
  • 1984–1987 Internships in public space and theater projects, e.g., Honeymoon Project with Miralda; Matthew Maguire, Robert Wilson, Watchface (performer, set design in theatre)
  • 1982–1986 Photographer and writer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architectural and Urban Design Firm, Washington, D.C. and New York
  • Since 1977 Academic writer/editor/photography/translator (since 1998) in a variety of fields including architecture, art, and theatre
  • 1984–1986 Architecture studies, Cooper Union, New York, New York
  • 1981 Drawing courses, The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 1976–1978 Studio art courses (basic design, photography, painting, animation), University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1973–1976 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (minor in economics & history), University of Arizona, Tucson (US), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Samuel Morris Foundation
TEACHING/OUTRECH (SELECTION)
  •  2017  [upcoming] ältere und neuere Architektur in Basel vergleichen, Workshop/architecture tour, Kantonsschule Limmattal
  • 2015 Performing Food Culture, Guest Professor, Workshop/Module, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • 2015 Jury member, Evaluation of Bachelors of Arts Diploma Projects, Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2014 Concepts and Praxis in Construing Landscape. Guest Professor, Workshop/Module, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • 2013 Foregrounding Deconstruction: Lived Space and Agency. Guest Artist & Theorist, Workshop, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • 2013 Photography & Architecture, Workshop Gymnasium am Münsterplatz, Basel
  • 2012 Mentor, BA Project, upstream.ch Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2012 Mentor, MA Project in Visual Communication and Image Research, , University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2011 Guest workshop in ‘situational analysis’ for Masters Students in Spatial Practices at the Department of Architecture, Arts University College at Bournemouth (UK); and MA Architecture, Spatial Practices, Umeå University (SE)
  • 2010/11 Exhibition tours, In Space and Marked By Time. Anna Viebrock –  Stage Design As Architecture, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2010 Exhibition tours, Environments And Counter Environments: Experimental Media in ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’, Moma 1972 Exhibition, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2009 Exhibition tours, The World of Madelon Vriesendorp, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2009 Intercultural Design, Workshop in Conceptual Design, Masterstudio Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2009 ‘Bannumgang’: ein Spaziergang durch Basel Nord / A Walk and Interaction through St Johann Quarter in Basel, Sommerakademie, Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2009 Mentor, BA Project, Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2008 Ideenraum – Raumideen: Konzepte und Werkzeuge, Workshop, Hyperwerk Institute for Postindustrial Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW | Academy of Art and Design HGK Basel
  • 2008 Pain and Social Relations, Workshop with Dr. Sabine Gebhardt Fink, HTM Lehrveranstaltung Schmerz, Institute for Cultural Studies, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK
  • 2008 Spatial Theory & Praxis, Workshop, Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK
  • 2008 Exhibition tours, Balkanology, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2008 Exhibition tours, Re-Sampling Ornament, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2008 Exhibition tours, A R C H / S C A P E S: Negotiating Architecture And Landscape, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2007 Exhibition tours, Pancho Guedes: An Alternative Modernist, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2002–2004 Associate Professor for Performance, Y-Institute Art as Research, Bern University of Applied Sciences HKB
  • 2003 Teaching Project Director and Founder of the Performance Teaching Project act, 50+ Students in 6 CH-Art Universities, Y-Institute Art as Research, Bern University of Applied Sciences HKB
  • 2002–2003 Associate Professor for Performance, Department Design and Art in Aargau, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW
  • 2000–2008 Project Coordinator/Task Force Leader: Immersion Netzwerktagung, Arbeitsgruppe Sprachen, Nordwestschweizerischen Erziehungsdirektorenkonferenz (NW EDK) & Weiterbildungszentrum Luzern (wbz)
  • 1993–1994 Theater Collective, Workshop/Module, Cooper Union, New York
EXHIBITIONS  (SELECTION)
  • 2017 [Upcoming art project] architecture models, performance, & drawings concerning the renovation of the Robert Keller Gallery in Kandern (DE) by architect Günter Pfeifer
  • 2014 Art project: “Wie man sich Einblick in Häuser verschafft. Eine Wegleitung“ in Hausblick, Galerie Robert Keller, Kandern (DE)
  • 2011 ‘Grasshopper Darma’ artwork, in Face to Face [group exhibition], gallery camellia, Tokyo
  • 2011  ‘In Return’ photography and installation with Annette Merkenthaler, [group exhibition], Kunstverein Freiburg (DE)
  • 2010 Environments and Counter Environments. ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape”, MOMA 1972’, production assistance, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2006  ‘A Walk from Weil-am-Rhein to Bidertal.’ Group action and panorama photography as part of the ART-TERRE: le temps des plantes project, Biedetal (FR)
  • 2001 Artistic concept and curator for international conference, performances, and installations, Next Odyssee, VIPER 21 Festival for Film Video and New Media, Basel
  • 2000–2001 Artistic concept: “Wer bin Ich“ Expo 2002, in collaboration with Stauffenegger+Stutz GmbH, Basel
  • Artist, co-curator and co-project director, Lokalzeit: Art-In-Context international project, St. Johann Quartier, Basel
  • 2000 Curator, performance program & co-worker for conference, Quick Times, VIPER 20 Festival for Film Video and New Media, Basel
  • 1999 Curator, performance Program for the Liste: The Young Art Fair, Basel
  • 1998–1999 Curator, event producer: Performance Index Festival in the Architecture Museum Basel
  • 1999 Alles ist Blatt, performance in Alles Goethe zum Geburtstag project, Basel
  • 1997–1998 Museum of Words, art-in-context project and installation, in collaboration with Till Velten, Aalst (BE)
  • 1993 Coleen Cloute Comes Home Again, landscape performance project in Rites of Spring Procession, New York
  • Aunt Matilde, performance project, American Living Room Director’s Series, New York
  • 1992 Dream Play, performance, Washington Square Church, New York
  • The Strife of Love, landscape performance in the Rites of Spring Procession, New York
WICHTIGSTE PROJEKTE
PRIZES / AWARDS
  • 2000–2015 Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung, Basel
  • 1999/2000 Lotteriefonds Basel-Stadt
  • 1973–1976 Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Samuel Morris Foundation, University of Arizona, Tucson (US)
RESEARCH
  • 2014 Presentation and Workshop, Artistic Research Conference, University of Universidade de Évora (PT)
  • 2008 Conference Delegate, PSi Nr. 14 (Performance Studies International): ‘Fine-Tuning’ In Between States of [the Situation and] the Subject/Body, University of Copenhagen (DK)
  • 2008 Conference Delegate, ‘Transforming Perception’, Nr. 9 Consciousness Reframed, International Research Conference, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)
  • 2008 Conference Delegate, “Perform Space: Working with Teachers”, Learning from The Masters, Department of Art History, University of Plymouth (UK)
  • 2008 Conference Delegate. Architexture: Exploring textual and architextural spaces. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)
  • 2005–2007 Core Research Group. ‘The Situated Body.’ Academy of Art and Design Basel/DoRE-SNF Foundation, www.situated-body.net
  • 2002–2004 Proposal Writer and Project Director. ‘Perform Space.’ Academy of Art and Design Basel/DoRE/SNF, www.perform-space.net
  • 2001 Theoretician, Development of Research Concept, Digital Archive and Performance Art in Switzerland 1990+, Performance Index, Basel & Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfèffikon
PUBLICATIONS / TEXTS (SELECTION)
  • 2016 Erinnerungstext: „Sans Gravity“, Nao Bustamante; and, essay: „Performance Kunst: Lehre und Forschung“ in Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Muda Mathis, Margarit von Büren (editors), Aufzeichehnen und Erinnern Performance Chronik Basel (1987–2006), Diaphanes
  • 2015 English translation/editing: Doris Stauffer. A Monography, Simone Koller and Mara Züst (editors), Scheidegger & Spiess
  • 2015 English translation: Superblock Winterthur. A Project with Architect Krischanitz, with contributions by Hans-Peter Bärtschi, Adolf Krischanitz, and Axel Simon. Photographs by Lukas Roth, Park Books
  • 2015 English translation: Pflege und Verpflegung Tim Zulauf (theater project)
  • 2014 English proofreading:  African Modernism, edited by Manuel Herz with Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn, Julia Jamrozik. Photographs by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster, Park Books
  • 2014 English translation: Luca Selva Architects. Eight Houses and a Pavilion, Edited by Christoph Wieser. With essays by Helmuth Pauli, Martin Rauch, Luca Selva, and Christoph Wieser, and a conversation between Daniel Buchner, Luca Selva, and Christoph Wieser, Park Books
  • 2013 Essay: ‚Zeitreise durch die Architekturgeschichte des Bachletten-Holbein Quartiers’, in Das Bachletten und Holbein-Quartier in Basel [Basel: Aha-Fliegeverlag]
  • 2013 Photography: Allan Kaprow, Robert Smithson, and the Limits to Art, Philip Ursprung (translated by Fiona Elliott), Berkeley, University of California Press
  • 2012 Essay: ‚In Bern: [Re-Thinking]Performance in Public Space through Performance (Art)‘, in Berner Almanach Performance
  • 2011 English translation & editing for exhibition catalogue: The Object of Zionism. Architecture of Statehood in Israel 194873, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2011 English translation/voice recording: Deviare – Vier Agenten – Part of A Movie, Tim Zulauf, Live Performance Project, Teatro Fundamenta Nuove, Venice
  • 2010/11 English translation of catalogue: In Space and Marked By Time. Anna Viebrock – Stage Design As Architecture, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2010 English translation of catalogue: Environments And Counter Environments: Experimental Media in ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’, Moma 1972 Exhibition. Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • 2008 Essay: ‘Perception And Its Transformation: Fine-Tuning In Between States’ in New Realities: Being Syncretic, Vienna: IXth Consciousness Reframed Conference
  • 2006 Essay: ‘Foregrounding Deconstruction: A handbook for a critical methodology of artwork,’ Performance Research 11 (1) , s. 89–113 London: Taylor & Francis Ltd./ Routledge
  • 2004 Essay: “Perform Space: Raum als Prozess Performance als Herausforderung”. 1KURT. Basel: Birkhauser
  • 2002 Essay: ‘On Archives and Archiving’. Performance Research 7(4), pp. 128-134, Taylor & Francis Ltd/ Routledge
  • 2001 Essay: ‘Neighborhood Navigation’, Performance Research 6(3), pp. 126-133, Taylor & Francis Ltd./ Routledge
  • 2001  Essay and English translation: ‘Making Himself Vanish’ in Heinrich Lüber: almost everything in life almost didn’t happen. Projects and Performance Sketches, 1996-2002. Memory/Cage Editions: Zurich
  • 2001 Essay and English translation: VIPER FORUM – Next Odyssee, VIPER 21 Katalog, Basel
  • 2000 Essay and English translation: VIPER FORUM – QUICK TIMES Performances, VIPER 20 Katalog, Basel
  • 1999 Text and English translation: ‘Four Works of Esther Hiepler‘ Exhibition Catalog, Kunsthalle Basel
  • 1996 Essay and photography: ‘Log/Recipe for a[n Allan Kaprow] Workshop’, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
  • 1996 Essay: “Performance Index: Festival in Basel” Pform: Journal of Interdisciplinary and Performance Art 40, (Summer 1996): 28–30
  • 1994 Masters Thesis: Aunt Matilde: A Pastoral Play. (Lingering on a threshold, suspension, shade, and the stream), Ann Arbor: UMI
  • 1988 Project Presentation (drawing): in Education of An Architect. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
  • 1983 Text and editing: SOM Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1973–1983. Stuttgart: Hatje Verlag
  • 1978 Photography: Prop Art II: Political Posters and Demonstrations. New York: Information House Publishing Co.