Born and raised in Austria, i began to dance in Vienna when I was 18. I spent 3 wonderful years as choreography, dance and visual art student in the devon hills at Dartington College of Arts. I went on to study a Masters degree in 'Social Sculpture' at Oxford Brookes University where my paralell visual art practice and my process orientaded works that look at body practice from a widening field of perspectives, sprouted into new directions in my practice and my philosophy.
As interdisciplinary artist my work sits amongst the cross-fertilizing fields of dance and movement practice, movement philosophy, socially engaged arts practice, arts activism and visual art. My forms live in varied artistic mediums, they range from visual art pieces, to performance, photography and academic writing, always with the moving body as main locus of enquiry. They all are intended as scores for movement, for inner and outer process, starting points into transformational and embodied practice.
My works merge poetic interpretation with political stance, bringing forward the notion of re-considering, re-shaping and re-defining what movement practice is and how it can introduce the notion of developing a more response-able humanship, one that participates in the collective shaping of the social and ecological realm.
In the light of the many paradigm shifts in both eco and socio-political spheres, my focus is to create connective artworks that speak of our physical relation with our environment and with the Zeitgeist that we live in today. They want to evoke more visceral understandings of what is going on highlighting and questioning how our daily experience of coming into movement, of being physically present and active, can become a conscious practice, a philosophy and a metaphor for active social and political change.
My works happen within a wide range of contexts: in performance spaces, in museums, galleries, community centers, in the urban and in wild landscapes. You can learn more about my projects and research under the allocated links.
My current series of works are summarized under the title
'Scores for a Widening Field' >>
This website is to show my own personal work and research but it is also intended to be a resource for others. It is furthermore a developing platform for dance & movement research that wants to explore this practice in the light of shifting socio-political landscapes, ecological citizenship and climate change transformation.
18.02.2016 Kunstraum moë/Vienna
'Hält uns die Soziale Plastik,
oder hält Sie uns nicht?'