About Studio Daniel Kersh

Studio Daniel Kersh is a collaborative studio for experimental practice and research in contemporary art and performance. SDK’s work intends to create a dialogue between our innermost humanity and the outermost cosmos, in the form of site-specific exhibitions and performances involving interactive technology and immersive media. The group explores conditions of consciousness, perception, and sensation, inviting viewers to participate in meditative experiences and moments of transcendence.

Mission

  • SDK is committed to prioritizing investigative practices and research through the exploration of technology, its capabilities, and its wonders.
  • SDK is committed to prioritizing investigative practices and research through the exploration of consciousness, perception, and the physical nature of our human experience.
  • SDK is committed to laying the grounds for meditative art experiences where viewers may have an experiential encounter with their minds and bodies.

Biography

Daniel Kersh

Founder, Director, & CEO

Daniel Kersh is an artist from the United States exploring intersections in art, performance, and technology. He brings his background in lighting design, dance, performance, and installation art to create site-specific exhibitions, performances, and immersive experiences. As a meditation practitioner, his work embodies themes of the breath, the present moment, creation and disintegration, harmony and tension, non-duality, and the interconnectedness of the universe. He invites viewers to participate in meditative encounters with their own minds and bodies and opportunities for moments of transcendence. He utilizes AI and computation to create unique poetic experiences challenging what about humanity is patterned and totally replicable and points at the one thing that is not, our felt experiences.

Kersh trained his eye to the nuances of light, dance, and performance under the mentorship of Robert Wierzel and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company creative team. He furthered his studies of light and its effects on bodies, built environments, and the natural world while an apprentice turned Associate, for Al Crawford at Arc3Design. Kersh’s strong passion for light, art, and movement grew into a breadth of work in lighting design, installations, and performance. With the mission of blending these mediums he formed Studio Daniel Kersh in 2020, a collaborative studio for experimental practice and research in contemporary art and performance. 

Team

Studio Daniel Kersh inspires creative growth with a vibrant interdisciplinary environment that facilitates innovative practices and critical reflection.
The collaborative group works with Kersh to explore the potential for intersections in art, performance, design, science, wellness, and technology.

Daniel Kersh

Founder, Director, & CEO

Shelly Hawkins

Curator, Art Writer

Eleonora Levis

Director of Development, Studio Assistant

Jessica Elliott

Operations Manager, Lighting Designer

Lauren Libretti

Production Manager, Lighting Designer

Manuel Bossard

Senior Creative Developer

Billy Glow

3D Motion Designer

Mauro Ricchiuti

Generative AI Engineer, Interactions Designer

Liza Khorosh

Data Scientist

Eoin Carrigan

Researcher, Writer

David Maurice Johnson

Artistic Associate

Christian Blue

Rehearsal Director, Studio Assistant

Maria Ipsen

Costume Designer

Vision

  • SDK is committed to creating meaningful art experiences that connect us with the deepest parts of ourselves, each other, and the world around us so that we may embrace the preciousness of life and extend the capacity of our innate human potential.

"My work is a study of the nature of experience, with particular attention to venturing into the unfamiliar, uncertain, and elusive. Through exploration of the perceptual and emotional involvement of the viewer, my work is also a study of presence and engagement.

The natural beauty and subtlety of light is something to be reveled in. We perceive reality through light, and when we see, we see with the entirety of our past experience. If light is manipulated, the nature of that reality can be questioned and we are brought closer to the central truths of our own perceptions. My work aims to reveal the complex relationships between the materiality of light, form, and space. By creating a gateway of imagery that gives access to inquiry, the function of my artwork is to induce a state of deep looking for discovery."