PERFORMANCE: 40 MINUTES,
„HOW TO TRUST",
18.02.2020,

HERRMANNPLATZ, BERLIN

In this performance, I ask myself how to trust.
I am sitting on a public bench on Herrmannplatz in Berlin, Neukölln, wearing a blindfold and earplugs so that I can neither hear nor see. Next to me on the bench I have a sign that says "I don't hear anything and i don't see anything. I trust you.".
The only documentation of this performance is the sign and my description of the experience, written directly after the performance, at the location of the performance.

PERFORMANCE: 40 MINUTES,
AUDIO RECORDING: 30 MINUTES,
BODY PRINT,
„HOW TO MEMENTO MORI",
16.02.2020,

GEORGEN-PAROCHIAL-GRAVEYARD III, BERLIN

 

Earth on viskose, 200 x 160cm

 

In this performance I go to a cemetery alone at night to ask myself how to "memento mori". I put a white fabric on the floor and lie on it. Then I record what I perceive and feel.
The sound recording and the imprint of my body on the fabric are the only documentations of this performance.

PERFORMANCE: 20 DAYS,

VIDEO: 3:59 MINUTES,
„HOW TO LOVE ONESELF",

09.02.2020,

AT HOME, BERLIN

 

In the video "How to love oneself" I am sitting on my bed, looking in a hand mirror and sing a love song to myself. It is the recording of one of the "self-love sessions" that I did for 20 days.
I'm asking how to love oneself.

 

PERFORMANCE: 3 HOURS,
FOTO SERIES,

„VERWICKLUNGEN UND VERWIRRUNGEN",
"TANGLES AND CONFUSIONS",

05.02.2020,

BERLIN

Photographed by Jenna Seeberger

PERFORMANCE: 90 MINUTES,
VIDEO: 2:37 MINUTES,
„HOW TO 'TAKE CARE'",
30.01.2020,

KOTTBUSSER TOR, BERLIN

In the performance "How to 'take care'" I stand in front of a crosswalk, holding my head, looking left and right as if I want to cross the street, but never cross it.
I wonder what "take care of yourself" means.

Link to the video

Password: tritratrullala

Filmed by Philomena Wolflingseder

PERFORMANCE: 40 MINUTES,
VIDEO: 1:49 MINUTES,
„ABUNDANCE AND PENANCE",

18.01.2020,

MALL OF BERLIN, BERLIN

 

In the performance I pour a full glass full of cereal grains over my head at the Mall of Berlin. Then I collect every single grain one by one sitting on the floor.

Link to the video

Password: tritratrullala

Filmed by Philomena Wolflingseder

 

PERFORMANCE: 90 MINUTES,

VIDEO: 2:05 MINUTES,

„ROUTE TO KNOWHERE",

16.01.2020,

BALTIC SEA

In the performance "Road to knowhere" I kneel in the sand on the beach of the Baltic Sea. I smooth the sand in front of me with my hands and then slide forward.

Link to the video

Password: tritratrullala

Filmed and photographed by Philomena Wolflingseder

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE: 40 MINUTES,
VIDEO: 2:41 MINUTES,
„HOW TO UNDERSTAND ONESELF",
06.01.2020,

MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY-PARC, BERLIN

In the performance I stand barefoot on a lawn and dig with my hands under my own feet.

Filmed by Philomena Wolflingseder

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE: 60 MINUTES,
VIDEO: 2:44 MINUTES,
"HOW TO BE WITH ONESELF",
09.12.2019,

KUNSTHOCHSCHULE BERLIN WEISSENSEE

In the performance "How to be with yourself" I sit in my studio, connect my feet to the floor, my hand to my chest and cover my eyes. Like that i persist.

Link to the video

Password: tritratrullala

Filmed by Philomena Wolflingseder

 

PERFORMANCE: 60 MINUTES,

VIDEO: 6:08 MINUTES,
"HOW TO BECOME ONE",

04.12.2019,

AT HOME, BERLIN

 

In the performance "How to become one" I clue myself to my sleeping boyfriend at night.

Link to the video

Password: tritratrullala

OBJECT,

PERFORMANCE: 60 MINUTES,
„HÖR AUF DEIN HERZ",
18.11.2019,

KUNSTHOCHSCHULE BERLIN WEISSENSEE

„I AM VULNERABLE THEREFORE I AM", PERFORMANCE (EXCERPT)

In the performance "Listen to your heart" I sit on a surface made of clay, put a stethoscope on and hold the chest piece on my heart. As I listen to my heartbeat, I press with the palms of my hands to the rhythm of my heart.
The clay object is the only documentation of performance.

Object 97x168cm, Ton auf Styropor

DRAWING,

PERFORMANCE: 60 MINUTES,
"MEIN ATEM IST MEIN ANKER",
20.11.2019,

KUNSTHOCHSCHULE BERLIN WEISSENSEE

In the performance "My breath is my anchor" I sit on paper and paint it around me with pastel chalk. Then I breathe consciously, blurring the chalk with my hands in sync with my breath by moving back and forth.
The drawing is the only documentation of the performance.

Pastel on paper, 120x60 cm

 

 

PERFORMANCE: 5,5 HOURS,
„I AM VULNERABLE - THEREFORE I AM",
"I AM VULNERABLE, IN THAT I INDULGE.",

22.10.2019,

KUNSTHOCHSCHULE BERLIN WEISSENSEE

In the performance "I am vulnerable - therefore I am" or "I am vulnerable, in that I indulge." I write the sentence "I am vulnerable - therefore I am" my interpretation of Descarte's sentence "I think - therefore I am", with my hand on the wall of the foyer of the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee until the wall is full and my finger is bleeding.

 

 

PERFORMANCE: 40 MINUTES,
VIDEO: 3:43 MINUTES,
„HUMILITAS, PATENTIA, DEVOTIO",
13.10.2019,

UNDERGROUND STATION LEINESTRASSE, BERLIN

In the performance "Humilitas, patentia, devotio" I crawl on my knees wiping the floor of the Berlin underground station Leinestrasse, leaving a white trace of color with my five meter long dress. I do this with dedication until the police stops me and asks me to clean up.

Link to the whole video

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Filmed and photographed by Philomena Wolflingseder

 

 

PERFORMANCE: 10,5 HOURS/ 3 HOURS,
VIDEO: 1:18 MINUTES,
„SYNTHESIS",
06.07.2019/ 07.07.2019,

KUNSTHOCHSCHULE BERLIN WEISSENSEE




Article in taz, 9.7.2019, by Lorina Spender

My performance "Synthesis" took place right before the installation "Inside and Outside" (see below).
In the performance I first built a wire structure around me, which I then gradually sewed on pieces of fabric. I sewed myself in until I finally sewed this kind of membrane around me, above me, and closed it from the inside, with my legs lying outside. From the inside, I interacted with the visitors, whom I could observe through the semi-transparent fabrics. Some could guess my eyes or noticed from my movements that I try to contact them.

 


Link to the Video

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ACCESSIBLE ROOM INSTALLATION,

"INSIDE AND OUTSIDE",
APRIL 2019

"Inside and Outside" is a walk-in room installation, consisting of a cave to crawl in and a kind of cocoon that is opened to the bottom and hangs from the ceiling.

200x180x90cm, 190x80x90cm; wood, fabric, rope, willow branches, plastic tubes, papier mache, wire mesh, acryl
 

OBJECTS,
"DESIRE" AND "ABHORRENCE",

2019

 

The objects “Desire” and “Abhorrence” are part of an series of various, related sculptures that deal with human sensations such as security, loathing, disgust, shame and lust.

Wood, wire netting and paper mache, 120x75x55 cm; 80x50x35 cm

 

VIDEO: 06:12 MINUTES,

„FREQUENCIES II“,

2019

Videostills:

The video installation "Frequencies II" is an installation work, consisting of three videos, each of which is played in a loop on a screen.
Based on my first video work "Frequencies I", it is an enigmatic dialogue between three beings who appear simultaneously, interacting, and defending each other.
The video passes like a dream and without deciphering and starts all over again.


This work was shown at the Screening II of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

 

 

VIDEO: 8.32 MINUTES

„HER SECRETS AND DREAMS“,

2019

Videostills:


 

The video work “Her Secrets and Dreams” is a work that was shown in the group exhibition “-188x (Balzac)” in May / June 2019 at the Uelzen Art Association. For the exhibition, we dealt with the novel "The Unknown Masterpiece" by Honoré de Balzac. I interpreted the sensual description of the master painter, who is obsessed with his masterpiece: an abstract depiction of an ideal woman. He lovingly describes the liveliness, perfection, and veracity of the woman, hidden among the many layers of paint, but clearly perceptible to him. Desire, beauty, leisure and subjectivity are the aspects that inspired me.


A video still of this work was used for the exhibition poster.

VIDEO: 09:39 MINUTES,

„FREQUENCIES I“,

2018

Videostills:


In 2018 i made my first video work "Frequencies I".

It shows three dream sequences of mine in succession, each with a strongly symbolic portrait.

 

PERFORMANCE: 40 MINUTES,

VIDEO: 14:12 MINUTES,

"WHAT IT'S WORTH FIGHTING FOR“,

2018

 

The work originated in the preparation of an exhibition on the topic "What it is worth living for".
The video shows me how I try to hold up an open screw-top glass in November 2018 in the approx. 2.50m deep water of a lake without water getting into it.

The fight for what it is worth fighting for becomes more and more intense in the course of the video and the physical effort and will become the foreground.

 

 

PERFORMANCE: 50 MINUTES,

VIDEO: 5:54 MINUTES,

"INSOLITAE", 

November 2017,

Nürnberg

Videostill:

 

In this performance I am in the Nuremberg subway and try to get in touch with strangers. I encounter resistance, animosity and aggression.

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