Daniel Franke (b. 06.09.1982) is an artist, curator and researcher currently living and working in Shanghai. He studied Visual Communication and Media Art at the University of the Arts Berlin and completed his master thesis studying under Joachim Sauter and Alberto DeCampo in 2011.
He is also one of the founders of LEAP (Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance), a non-profit interdisciplinary project for emerging, digital media and performance arts that aimed to initiate the dialogue between art, science and technology.
In his own work he questions our understanding of the digital, aiming to view it in the context of a physical perception in the field of animation. He thereby transforms practises known from classical animation into tangible expressions in the “real”, factual and bodily world to explore and visualise complex coherences.