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It wasn't about the perfection of the harmony, but about the inner movement in view of the infinity outside of time. The intuitive realization of the fleeting of all reality led to look for that which was seemingly irreal.' - Lancelot Lengyel

I am attracted to what is fleeting, what can't be captured, what is past before it is even recognized. The viewer is placed into an intimate environment - what does she/he take with her/him?
And that in itself is always an interpretation of the actual.
The inner landscape in the outside world - my work is less about what one sees then about the feeling that it leaves behind. My aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text, mixed media.

 

Born in Schaffhausen / Switzerland
Lives and works in New York / USA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

2017

Liz Gerring, Ursula Scherrer, Michael J. Schumacher; a dance, sound and video installation, Roulette, Brooklyn

performance with Byron Westbrook (music), Ursula Scherrer (live video); New Ear Festival, Fridman Gallery, New York

TheParallelShow; the Met Cloisters, New York

2016

Amourphous IV, a dance, sound and video performance with Kato Hideki, John King, Ursula Scherrer and Nana Tsuda, Roulette, Brooklyn

Discursive Ornaments, a durational performance with Tunisian poet Liliya Ben Romdhane, Interference Festival, Tunis

Urban Night Dialogue, a video and sound performance with Yael Acher (music), High Line, New York

Un-Wrapped, durational performance, Salisbury University, Maryland

Post-Monochrom, a public art event in collaboration with Flo Kaufmann, SHARED.museum, Bremen, Germany

2015

beyond, multi-media performance with musicians MV Carbon and Shelley Hirsch, Roulette, Brooklyn

afloat, durational video and sound performance, music by Brian Chase and Kato Hideki, Salisbury University, Maryland

afloat, durational video and sound performance, music by Brian Chase and Kato Hideki, Ideas City Festival, New Museum, New York

backwards, Infr'Action Venezia 3, Venice, Italy

Actual Size Plus, video and scenic design, choreography by Sally Silvers, 92nd St Y, New York

Terminals, live video projections for a composition by Ha-Yang Kim, Roulette, Brooklyn

afloat, durational video and sound performance, music by Brian Chase and Kato Hideki, Clocktower at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

Drums & Drones, live video and live sound with Brian Chase, Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing

2014

Wrapped, durational performance, Guangzhou Live 5, Guangzhou, China

Just a Grain of Sand, durational performance, META – Chongqing Live Art 2014, Chongqing, China

Actual Size, video and scenic design, choreography by Sally Silvers, Roulette, Brooklyn

Drums & Drones, live video and live sound with Brian Chase, Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Crossing, live video and movement performance, sound by Gu Tao, Yinzi, Chongqing, China

I know myself, and I don't
Solo exhibition
including a durational performance at the opening, Organhaus, Chongqing, China

live video performance with language poet Bruce Andrews
Ende Tymes IV, Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, Brooklyn

Körper.Kon.Text
live writing performance in collaboration with choreographer Susanne Braun
Tanzfest 2014, Baden, Switzerland

100 Works on Paper
group exhibition
Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook

Confected Size
live video for the duet by Sally Silvers
University Settlement, New York

Drums & Drones
live video and live sound with Brian Chase
REDCAT, Los Angeles
Studio 10, Brooklyn

live video performance with singer Shelley Hirsch and language poet Bruce Andrews
OptoSonic Tea, Silent Barn, Brooklyn

live video performance with language poet Bruce Andrews
Outpost, Ridgewood

2013

scratching / kratzen
live mixed media performance in collaboration with Moritz Fehr, sound, as part of the project scratching / kratzen by Martin Zawadzki
after the butcher, Berlin

Narcomantic
an all night sound and video performance in collaboration with John Duncan for a sleeping, dreaming and waking audience
Friedenskirche, Cologne
mindPirates, Berlin, Germany

filigran, video and sound performance with Rike Kohlhepp, violine and voice, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany

Intimate Landscape, video installation, Firehouse, Brooklyn

Drums & Drones, video for the DVD by Brian Chase

ALGA, installation in collaboration with composer/singer Shelley Hirsch, Kunstraum Krems, Krems, Austria

Tastend, movement and sound performance with John Duncan, Gasometer, Liechtenstein

2012

Lines, Video for LED wall Seoul Square, Seoul Square, Seoul, South Korea

Narcomantic, an all night sound and video performance in collaboration with composer John Duncan for a waking, dreaming and sleeping audience, Raum, Bologna, Italy

re_write, Installation (text, clay, glass, video, blood and sound), with a performance at the opening, LACE, Los Angeles

Irisiyawa, site specific video and sound installation and performance in collaboration with Flo Kaufmann | artMuse, Gdansk, Poland

Flows, with Marika Blossfeldt (choreography/dance) and Citra Krista Joonas (music) | 20 Years of Independent Dance in the Baltics, Tallinn University, No99 Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia

M in M (Motion in Music / Music in Motion), with Susanne Braun (dance) and Christoph Gallio (music) | Kultour 2012, Tiefgarage Manor, Baden, Switzerland

Anarchist Art Festival, Multi-channel video and sound performance w/ musicians Shelley Hirsch and Andrew Lafkas | The Living Theater, New York

Video- and sound performance w/ musician David Watson | Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn

Multi-channel video and sound performance w/ musician Valerio Tricoli | Liebig12, Berlin

Video and sound performance w/ musicians Flo Kaufmann and Sebastian Rotzler | Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn

States of M(eye)nd #2, with the musicians Brian Chase and David First | La Sala, Brooklyn

2011

Lichtung/Clearing, live video and set design, choreography by Liz Gerring, music by Michael J. Schumacher | Fall for Dance Festival, City Center, New York

Corrugated Corridor, with Kurt Laurenz Theinert (Visual Piano) and several musicians | Bring to Light, Nuit Blanche New York

Spinnerei , in collaboration with Flo Kaufmann | artMuse, Bocholt, Germany

Wildwuchs, with Kurt Laurenz Theinert (Visual Piano) and several musicians | Lichtströme. Bundesgartenschau, Koblenz, Germany

New Museum — Re-Configured, a site specific multichannel video installation/performance | Festival of Ideas for the New City. New Museum, New York

Neither Beginning Nor End, multi-channel video and sound performance w/ musicians Valerio Tricoli and Domenico Sciajno | N.K., Berlin

Lichtung/Clearing, live video and set design, choreography by Liz Gerring, music by Michael J. Schumacher | University of Maryland, Baltimore

2010       

camp10, Internationales Festival für Klang und Lichtkunst | ZKM, Karlsruhe

Slash, multi-channel video and sound installation w/ musician Kato Hideki | Diapason, New York

Lichtung/Clearing , live Video Set Design, Choreography by Liz Gerring, music by Michael J. Schumacher | Baryschnikov Art Center|BAC, New York

Amidst, multi-channel video and sound installation w/ musician Flo Kaufmann, including live performances with Shelley Hirsch and Fred Frith | The LAB, San Francsico

2009   

Fragmentierte Architektur, multi-channel video and sound performance w/ musicians Ludger Hennig and Markus Markowski | .move – new european media art. Halle, Germany

Unflächen , multi-channel video and sound performance w/ musician Albert Dambeck | 4in1, Passau, Germany

camp09, Internationales Festival für Klang und Lichtkunst | Württemburgischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Nowhere You! Everywhere The Electric! , Ursula Scherrer (projections), Alan Licht, Grey Gersten (guitar), Kato Hideki (bass) | The Stone, NY

OptoSonic Tea Barcelona, live performance with Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) and musicians/composers Barbara Held and Anne Welllmer | Espai Ubú, Barcelona

Live Performance with Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) and musicians/composers Barbara Held and Phill Niblock | Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida,

Long Ago, a multi-media performance with light artist Laurenz Theinert, composer Flo Kaufmann and dancers/choreographers Susanne Braun and Susanne Mueller- Nelson | m.a.studio, Baden, Switzerland

A Dream Within A Dream, multi-channel video and sound performance w/ musician Kato Hideki | Experimental Intermedia, NY

Video and Sound Performance, performance with vocalist/composer/storyteller Shelley Hirsch | Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Elevator 55, video and sound installation in an elevator with composer Kato Hideki | d.u.m.b.o. Art under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn NY

mittel-land, multi-channel video and sound performance w/ sound artist Flo Kaufmann | Tresor, Raum für flüchtige Kunst, Stuttgart, Germany

Fades, multi-channel video and sound performance with composer Domenico Sciajno | Associazione Culturale Malaussène, Palermo, Italy

zwischen-land, multi-channel video and sound performance and installation on, under and above the water w/ sound artist Flo Kaufmann | video_tank, Zürich, Switzerland

mittel-land, multi-channel video and sound performance w/ sound artist Flo Kaufmann | m.a. studio, Baden, Switzerland

Imagescape:Soundscape:Landscape, multi-channel video and sound performance installation w/ composer Michelle Nagai | New Genre XV, Living Arts, Tulsa OK

Video and Sound Performance, multichannel video and sound performance w/ Ben Manley | Flow at Monkeytown, Brooklyn NY

2007

Video and Sound Performance, live video and sound performance w/ composer Andrea Valle | iXem Festival, Palermo, Italy

Video and Sound Performance, live video and sound performance w/ composer Kato Hideki | Issue Project Room, Brooklyn

Glades, audio and video installation | O’artoteca, Milan, Italy

Video and Sound Performance, multichannel video and sound performance w/ video artist Katherine Liberovskaya and composer Phill Niblock including musicians Giuseppe Ielasi and Renato Rinaldi | Spacio O’, Milan, Italy

Imagescape - Le Petit Versailles, multi-projection outdoor video installation w/ composer Michelle Nagai | Le Petit Versailles community garden, New York NY

BIWAK kocht, Aktion with the artist group BIWAK | Kunsthalle Wattwil, Switzerland

Video and Sound Performance, multichannel video and sound performance w/ video artist Katherine Liberovskaya and composer Anne Wellmer | Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, Austria

Video and Sound Performance, multichannel video and sound performance w/ video artist Katherine Liberovskaya and composer Anne Wellmer | Lietne Dielne 07, Bratislava, Slovakia

Video and Sound Performance, multichannel video and sound performance w/ sound artist Monya Pletsch | Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland

Video and Sound Performance, multichannel video and sound performance w/ video artist Katherine Liberovskaya and composer Marina Rosenfeld | OptoSonic Tonic at Experimental Intermedia, New York NY

Synthetic Hand Holding, v.1 and v.2, multi-channel sound and video, with composer Michelle Nagai | Roulette, New York NY & Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY

BIWAK kocht, Aktion with the artist group BIWAK | Kunstraum Engländerbau, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2006

Video and Sound Performance, live video and sound performance w/ composer Brian Moran | Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY

Auf der Suche nach der Grünen Katze, live video and sound performance w/ musicians Martin Amstutz und Stefano Tisato | Point Jaune museum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Imagescape IPR, outdoor video installation | IIssue Project Room, Brooklyn NY

2005

Imagescape Estonia – New York, outdoor multiprojection video installation | Green Oasis Community Garden, New York NY

Estonian Walks, outdoor video installation | Polli Talu Art Center, Estonia

2004

Oscillations, video and sound performance w/ composer Michael J. Schumacher | Roulette, New York NY

2003

Video and Sound Performance, live video and sound performance w/ composer Michael J. Schumacher | Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn NY

2002

Video and Sound Installation, two sound installations with video w/ composer Tetsu Inoue | Diapason, New York NY

2001

Schritte, video installation. Experimental Intermedia Gent, Belgium

Video and sound performance | Trans 004 Festival, Chicago IL

2000

ALiiMix, video and sound performance, w/ video artist Jung Hee Choi and composer Michael J. Schumacher | GAIe Gates etal., Brooklyn NY

1999

Room Piece 28, video and sound installation for multiple video monitors w/ composer Michael J. Schumacher | Metropolitan State University, St. Paul MN

Composition Trio, video for Composition Trio of composer Michael J. Schumacher | Warmer by the Stove, New York NY

1998

Inside, an image and sound environment w/ composer Michael J. Schumacher | Studio Five Beekmen, New York NY

Eyes, a video installation. Pixel shutter eye | Context, New York NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

I know myself, and I don't, text and photo installation, including a durational performance at the opening, Organhaus, Chongqing, China

2010

Slash, multi-channel video and sound installation w/ musician Kato Hideki | Diapason, New York

2008

Imagescape:Soundscape:Landscape, multi-channel video and sound installation w/ composer Michelle Nagai | New Genre XV, Living Arts, Tulsa OK

2003

Looking into the Dark, an exhibition of photographs | Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn NY

1997

A Photographic Exhibition | Studio Five Beekman, New York NY


SELECTED SCREENINGS


2011 UG, with music by Kato Hideki. Screen Composition, Experimental Intermedia, New York

2010 A Dream Within A Dream, music by Kato Hideki - SanctionedArray at White Box, New York

- BITT Festival for the Arts 2010, South Korea

2009 Prager Manifest, by Ji?í Tolvårige and Ursula Scherrer, Manifestival, Acud, Berlin

Distillation:Tulsa, with music by Michelle Nagai. Loop Festival, Espai Ubú, Barcelona

UG, with music by Kato Hideki. Loop Festival, Espai Ubú, Barcelona

London Heathrow, with music by Michael J. Schumacher. Loop Festival, Espai Ubú, Barcelona

2008 Oscillations (excerpt) with music by Michael J. Schumacher. Köln

2007 Workspace Projects: Harvestworks Kassel, Germany

Oscillations (excerpt) w/ music by Michael J. Schumacher. Soil Digital Media Suite, Regina, Canada

Global Warning 59 sec. Festival. Munich, Napoli, Aarau, Zürich, Innsbruck, Yekaterinburg, Chicago

2006 Workspace Projects: Harvestworks Tesla, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Haferkamp, Cologne, Germany

2005 London Heathrow w/ music by Michael J. Schumacher. video_dumbo, Brooklyn NY

Workspace Projects: Harvestworks 3-Legged Dog, NY NY; The Silk Mill, Union City NJ; Red House, Sofia, Bulgaria

Oscillations (excerpt) w/ music by Michael J. Schumacher. Experimental Intermedia, New York NY

2004 Workspace Projects: Harvestworks The Chelsea Art Museum, New York NY

kitchen w/ music by Michael J. Schumacher. - New York Video Festival, Walter Reade Theater

- Virginia Film Fest

- Gallery Café de Asis, Panam City, Panama

2003 murmeln w/ music by Michael J. Schumacher. - Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

- Clark University, Massachusetts

2002 - Dissonanze Festival, Rome, Italy

- MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA

- Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY

2001 vertical / horizontal w/ music by Michael J. Schumacher, Diapason, New York NY


FESTIVALS


2014 Ende Tymes IV, Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, Brooklyn

2014 Tanzfest 2014, Baden, Switzerland

2012 artMuse, Gdansk

2012 Kultour 2012, Baden, Switzerland

2012 Anarchist Art Festival, New York

2011 Fall for Dance, City Center, New York

2011 Bring To Light, Nuit Blanche New York

2011 artMuse, Bocholt

2011 Lichtströme, Bundesgartenschau, Koblenz

2011 Festival of Ideas for the New City, New Museum, New York

2010 Lichtrouten, Lüdenscheid, Germany

2010 Camp10, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Camp09, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

2009 Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2008 d.u.m.b.o. Art under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn NY

New Genre Festival, Tulsa OK

2007 iXem Festival, Palermo, Italy

2005 video_dumbo Festival, Brooklyn NY

2004 New York Video Festival, Walter Reade Theater, New York NY

Virginia Film Fest

2003 SwissSpeaks Festival, New York NY

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

2002 Dissonanze Festival, Rome, Italy

BAC 36th International Film- and Video Festival, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

9e Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Trans 004 Festival, Chicago IL

1999 Strange Attractors II, 2nd International Festival of Experimental Intermedia Art, St. Paul MN

 

DANCE COLLABORATIONS

2014 Körper.Kon.Text, live writing performance in collaboration with choreographer Susanne Braun, Tanzfest 2014, Baden, Switzerland

2014 Confected Size, live video for the duet by Sally Silvers, University Settlement, New York

2012 Flows, with Choreographer Marika Blossfeldt, No99 Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia

2012 M in M, with dancer Susanne Braun and musican Christoph Gallio, Kultour, Baden, Switzerland

2012 Live video and dance improvisation with Rachel Cohen, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn

2011 Lichtung/Clearing, live video set design, choreography by Liz Gerring, City Center, New York

2010 Lichtung/Clearing, live video set design, choreography by Liz Gerring, BAC, New York

2004 Tonight Clearing, Tomorrow Clear live video, choreography by Liz Gerring, Connelly Theatre, New York

2002 Video for Low Light choreograpy by Liz Gerring, Engine 27, New York NY

2001 Video for Sliding Out of Reverse, choreography Liz Gerring, Diapason, New York NY

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2014 Residency at Organhaus, Chongqing, China

2012 Support from ProHelvetia forlive performance with Valerio Tricoli , Liebig12, Berlin

2011 Support from ProHelvetia for Spinnerei, artMuse, Bocholt

2011 Support from ProHelvetia for Neither beginning nor end, Berlin

2010 Support from swissnex San Francisco and ProHelvetia for Amidst, The Lab, San Francisco

2009 Support from ProHelvetia for Fragmentierte Architektur, .move, Hallle

2009 Support from ProHelvetia for Unflächen, 4in1, Passau

2009 Support from ProHelvetia and the Consulat Géneral de Suisse for OptoSonic Tea Barcelona, Espai Ubú

2008 Support from ProHelvetia for mittel-land, Tresor, Stuttgart

2008 mediaThe grant for Imagescape:Soundscape:Landscape, Living Arts of Tulsa OK

2007 Residency at O’artoteca, Milan, Italy

2006 ETC (Experimental Television Center) Presentation Fund

2005 Residency at Polli Talu Art Center, Estonia

CEC ArtsLink grant

2003 Residency at Polli Talu Art Center, Estonia

1994 ‘Honorable Mention’ International Photography Contest, Austin TX

1992 Swiss Center Foundation

1991 Swiss Center Foundation

 

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES

2006 - present OptoSonic Tea - series of meetings dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sound. Curated by Ursula Scherrer and Katherine Liberovskaya

Presented artists include: Steina Vasulka, Caspar Stracke, Luke Dubois, LoVid, Jennifer Reeves, Leah Singer, Kurt Ralske, Janine Higgins, Kurt Hentschlager, Angie Eng, Ikue Mori, Andy Guhl, Phill Niblock, Domenico Sciajno, Bradley Eros, Lary Seven, Pamela Z, Kit Fitzgerald, Gerd Stern, Text of Light, Kjell Bjørgeengen, George Stadnik

2007 An evening of video/film works in dialogue with new music by women, curated by Ursula Scherrer and Katherine Liberovskaya. Artists include: Sandra Gibson, Chika Iljima, Betsey Biggs, Nathalie Bujold among others. Issue Project Room, Brooklyn NY

 

EDUCATION

1983 – 88 Dance education in Ballet, Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance and Fencing, Theatertanzschule St. Gallen, Switzerland

1988 – 96 further studies in Modern Dance (Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and Jennifer Muller) in New York

1988 – 91 Dance Composition with Nurit Cohen, New York


CHOREOGRAPHIES

1992

Where Pureness Meets Reality, Perspectives at the Cunningham Studio, New York

Suche, Dance Space Inc., New York

Creed, with a poem by Haydee Liz Segui, Dance Space Inc., New York

1991

From Where Do You Come, …viewpoints…, Rapp Arts Center, New York

Angst v. 2, Fiorello Dance Festival, New York

Angst v. 1, Washington Square Church, New York

Missa in Tempore Belli (in collaboration with Anke Juliane Menzel), Washington Square Church

1990

Die Bettelkönigin (Missa in Tempore Belli), Washington Square Church, Joffrey Bellet School and 92nd Street Y

3 + 1 (Tschaikowsky Songs transposed to Jazz Music), West Side Dance Project and Peridance Center

Tschaikowsky Songs, Peridance Center

1989

Motet, Peridance Center

Der Panther, Peridance Center

Passacaglia, Peridance Center

 

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