Daniela de Paulis is a former contemporary dancer and a media artist exhibiting internationally. She is also a licensed radio operator (IU0IDY) and a radio telescope operator. Her artistic practice is informed by Space in its widest meaning. Since 2009 she has been implementing radio technologies and philosophies in her art projects. She is the recipient of the Baruch Bloomberg Fellowship in Astrobiology at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.

She is currently collaborating with some prominent research institutes such as INAF (Italian Research Institute for Radio Astronomy), the Donders Centre for Neuroimaging and the University of Cambridge. For her projects, she has been using state of the art radio telescopes, such as the Square Kilometre Array in the UK, as well as historical antennas, such as the Bochum Radio Observatory (DE) and the Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL), where she has been the first artist in residence from 2009 and 2019. At the Dwingeloo radio telescope she has developed the Visual Moonbounce technology, in collaboration with international radio operators, together with a series of innovative projects combining radio technologies with live performance art and neuroscience. From 2010 to 2019 she has been collaborating with Astronomers Without Borders as the founder and director of the Arts programme. More recently, she has been collaborating with the Human Space Program, lead by space philosopher Frank White, with the Space and Society Working Group lead by philosopher James Schwartz and with the Lifeboat Foundation.

She is a member of the IAA SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Permanent Committee and a member of the METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial) Committee. She is a regular host for the Wow! Signal Podcast, a platform dedicated to conversations on science, technology and the humanities. In addition to her artistic practice, she has published her work with the Leonardo MIT Journal, Inderscience, Springer, Cambridge University Press and RIXC, amongst others.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

MARE INCOGNITO
2019-ongoing

Mare Incognito explores the gradual dissolution of consciousness and the process of falling asleep. I am especially interested in exploring the moments of the sleep cycle when awareness seems to dissolve, and the self gradually detaches from the continuous life narrative and gets immersed in a new -dreamlike- narrative.

A SIGN IN SPACE
live performance, 2019-ongoing

A Sign in Space is a project in collaboration with INAF (http://www.inaf.it/en), the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics.