Margarete Vöhringer

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2005, 2006, 2007


Aug 2007 - Oct 2007

Born in 1973 in Nowomoskowsk/Russia.

Margarete Vöhringer studied media theory and science of art at the University of Design (HfG) in Karlsruhe and wrote her thesis on »Alexandr Rodtschenkos Fotografie des Fakts« (Alexandr Rodtschenko’s photography of the fact).

In 1998 she founded »aroma-informationsdesign«, a gallery and advertising agency in Berlin (together with Birgit Schneider und Andreas Eberlein). From 2001 to 2004 she received a doctoral scholarship for the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin; afterwards she was a scientific associate at the Chair for History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. In 2005 Vöhringer completed her doctorate degree on »Avantgarde und Psychotechnik. Wissenschaft, Kunst und Technik der Wahrnehmungsexperimente im postrevolutionären Russland« (Avant-garde and psycho-technology. Science, art and technology of perception-experiments in the post-revolutionary Russia). Her dissertation will be published in autumn 2007 with Wallstein publishing.

From 2005 until 2006 she was a lecturer at the Eastern Europe Institute of the »Freie Universität Berlin«; since 2006 she is a scientific associate at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (Center for literature and cultural studies) in the project »Reflex und Kognition« (Reflex and cognition).

Her main work focus is on experimental practices in art and science, image theory, history of technology and media, perception within the history of science, and the Russian avant-garde.

During her fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude Margarete Vöhringer will work on an essay about experiments realized by the artists of the avant-garde who dealt with Ivan Pavlov’s reflex teachings. She will also prepare a lecture on »Angst im Labor« (Fear in the laboratory).