Christian Ziegler

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802

Biography

Chris Ziegler is professor at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering Department of Arizona State University and a director and digital artist in the field of new media, scenography and performing arts.

Chris Ziegler is a director, digital artist and architect of numerous international interdisciplinary projects in theater and new media arts. At Arizona State University (ASU) he is researching the Intelligent Stage.

As a member of the European Theater Lab of Internatinal Theater Convention (ITC) he is part of the team producing Stage your City, a Participatory Digital Theater Production at Th��tre de la Manufacture Nancy (France), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany), Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre Tbilisi (Georgia) and Det Norske Teatret Oslo (Norway) and performed at the world renowned ARS ELECTRONICA Festival in Linz (Austria).

He was Associate Artist of ZKM Karlsruhe, lecturer, teacher and researcher at SINLAB/ �cole polytechnique f�d�rale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Amsterdam School for the Arts (AHK) and the International Choreographic Center in Amsterdam (ICK Amsterdam), Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design / ZKM Karlsruhe, the Art University of Linz Interface Cultures, Concordia University Montreal, Studio for interactive Arts and Technologies SIAT Vancouver, LaSalle University Singapore and also at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

He started out his carreer 1994 at the Center for Art and Media ZKM Karlsruhe working amongst the pioneers of dance and new media projects. He designed the Frankfurt Ballett award winning CD-ROM Bill Forsythe: Improvisation Technologies and programmed Bill Seamans Installation Passages Sets, which won a Golden Nika for Interactive Arts at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria). His own interactive multimedia dance performances, digital film and video installations and scenographic works won awards and were presented internationally (ZKM Karlsruhe at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, KIASMA Museum Helsinki, YCAM Performance Center Yamagucchi, VIA festival Maubeuge/Paris, DANCE festival Munich and other places). In 2006 Goethe Institute invited him to Japan for the German - Japan Year. He collaborated with choreographers and opera directors like the German Director Michael Simon and others on stage productions at the Munich Bavarian State Opera, Wuppertal Opera, Opera Bern and State Theater of Baden in Karlsruhe.

Nike Wagner invited him 2007 to the Artfestival in Weimar to organize the first DanceMedia Academy with choreograph students from Palucca Dance School Dresden, dancers from various European dance schools and composers from the Music Academy Weimar. He lectured in several academic and non academic institutions like the Dance Apprentices Network Across Europe D.A.N.C.E from Europes leading choreographers Fr�d�ric Flamand, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj and in India at ATTAKKALARI Center for Movement Arts and Mixed Media in Bangalore and GATI dance New Delhi and in Japan at Yamagucchi Center for Art and Media YCAM.

He received the Young Art and New Media Award in Munich, a Performing Arts Award from the Endowment of the Arts Baden-W�rttemberg and was Nominee for the Monaco Dance Forum Award. He won several Design Awards, such as the  I.D. Design Silver and Bronze Awards and a New Voices New Visions Multimedia Award, New York - presented by Laurie Anderson.

Research Interests

"Intelligent Stage" - Digital Theater Production

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 792 Research
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 531 Experiential Media Studies II
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 244 Intro Interactive Environments
AME 244 Intro Interactive Environments
AME 484 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 494 Special Topics
THP 494 Special Topics
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 210 Media Editing
AME 484 Internship
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 484 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation