Dr Dani Ploeger, BMus, PhD, AFHEA

Job title

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Performance Arts

Profile

Dr. Dani Ploeger is an artist and theorist. His performance installations involve consumer technologies and readily available medical devices, and explore themes around the technologized body, ecology, sexuality and vanity. His artwork has been featured in galleries and museums across Europe, North-America and China, as well as festivals including transmediale (Berlin), CYNETART (Dresden) and Arse Elektronika - a festival of sex and technology (San Francisco).

Dani’s writing in the field of digital art and cultural studies has been published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media and the Body, Space and Technology Journal, among others. He is also a contributor to The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press).

Dr Ploeger is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded art-science research project Bodies of Planned Obsolescence: Digital performance and the global politics of electronic waste. www.e-waste-performance.net

Qualifications

PhD (University of Sussex, UK)

External memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Courses

Performance Arts, BA