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|Vangelis Lympouridis was born in Greece in 1978. He studied Physics at the University of Ioannina in Greece, and took his first classes at the Fine Art and Modern Technology program at the Technical University of Crete where he attended a two-week workshop with american artist Allan Kaprow. He later received his diploma in painting and sculpture at the Vakalo School of Art and Design in Athens. Upon the completion of the latter he was accepted at the Sculpture and Environmental Art department of the Glasgow School of Art, where he graduated with a BA(hons) in 2005.
Immediately after, he continued his studies at the University of Edinburgh and in 2006 he received his MSc in Sound Design. For his final project he was awarded the Alumni Prize as well as offered a three-month internship at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Vangelis currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is working on his PhD thesis. His research explores “Design Strategies in Whole Body Interaction” for applications in Interactive Art, Digital Music, Dance and Performances. Consequently, he is focused on the potential of real time sonification of movement within an artistic, theatrical context. All of his projects have been realized through the innovative use of the wireless sensor based, Motion Capture system Orient-3 provided by the Speckled Computing Consortium, at the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, he is part of the “CIRCLE” research group at Edinburgh College of Arts (ECA).
Vangelis has presented and exhibited personal and site-specific work during workshops and residencies in the UK, US, Greece, Portugal and Italy, and was a member of the team representing Greece at the 11th Venice Biennial of Architecture in 2008,with the interactive installation “Athens by Sound”.
Additional professional affiliations include gallery space OlivePress Art Factory in Chania, Crete, “CIRCLE” research group at Edinburgh College of Arts (ECA), University of Southern California (USC), and Choreo Theatro Company in New York.