About

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I am from Swabia in South West Germany where I graduated with a Staatsexamen in Arts Education and a Research Degree in Intermedial Design from Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design.

Since I moved to the UK in 2002 I have worked across a range of media as maker of objects, mixed media installations and a performer of my own and other artists’ work. Most of my practice has an element of site or context specificity to it. This coincides with my interest in the politics of landscapes both rural and urban and the ways they are interconnected. As a member of Blind Ditch artists group I have worked collaboratively as a designer/ conceptual artist  for theatre & performance as well as key facilitator on the award winning VANLAND project. I teach, present and facilitate creative work from participatory art in the community to University level. I like to know where I am located within my immediate environment and the people that shape it. At the same time I am aware how important it is to think further and beyond.

 

Exhibition/residencies and awards list 2006-14

2014

  • Landscape and Moving Image – Commissioned by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust, Exeter Phoenix

2013

  • This City’s Centre video installation  at Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery,
  • 3rd prize and exhibition at Linocut Today International competition for contemporary linocut, Galerie der Stadt Bietigheim, Germany

2012

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum – RAMM (Museum of the year 2012) Any High Street, solo exhibition, June – Sept. Featuring new works Any High Street, The Times of day, Witness Box
  • ERRN former Plymouth College of Art and Design, Exeter, group exhibition. New work in progress Memory Lane Funded by ACE

2011

  • Exeter open studios, print publication – 12 000 Blessings, November.  Performance action with Sarah Bennet and Andy Klunder. 12000 brochures are turned into unique works of art through the appication of signature stamps.
  • Exeter open studios, 89 South Street –  Heart of Exeter, November. Solo exhibition. Temporary occupation of a vacant shop, public engagegment, beginning of work Any High Street
  • Vibraphonic Festival – 21st March Green Man Coming. Solo performance, Exeter City and surroundings. Originally commissioned by funded by Exeter Arts Council.
  • The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Politics in Print, group exhibition 11th Feb- 3rd March. Trying to Meet Matilda Brimmacombe. Commissioned by Double Elephant Print Workshop in partnership with the Devon Record Office

2010

  • Exeter Phoenix Art Gallery, Politics in Print, group exhibition 14th -30th January Trying to Meet Matilda Brimmacombe
  • Heusteig Theatre Stuttgart, 26th November  25 years of Intermedial Design at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, selection of early video works
  • University of Hertfordshire 25th November  –  Cells Confinement Configuration Coding– all day symposium, Cell & Pastoral showreel on display
  • Template at 107 Printworkshop, Shaw, Melksham, Wiltshire. September 11th to October 17th, Cell showing as part of Influential master printmaker Jack Shireff presents a retrospective of 30 years of print making.
  • Awarded Artist of the Year at Tamed/ Torre Abbey Contemorary Open 3D, Torre Abbey. September 6th
  • X-Centre, Exeter Politics in Print, group exhibition. September 4th & 5th, Trying to Meet Matilda Brimmacombe, commissioned by Double Elephant print workshop and Devon Record Office.
  • Exeter Phoenix, NEXUS, group exhibition July 16th-September 1st, co-curator at showing Videotopia works Hey Farmer and Walls, as well as the Video-Shack.
  • Torre Abbey, Torquay, TACO 3D & Tamed, group exhibition alongside works by Damien Hirst and Richard Long, July 10th – August 30th, showing Cell.
  • ACA Dovetail Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Triparks, group exhibition, May 2nd-27th. Square I & Swinedown Walk. Commissioned by AuneHead Arts, Somerset Art Works, Allenheads Contemporary Arts.
  • Spacex Gallery Exeter Random Acts of Art, residancy March 6th – May 1st 2010.  Majorette Rehearsing.
  • Vibraphonic Festival Exeter March 21st Green Man Coming, Sight Lines
  • Gallery 333, Exeter January 15th – Feb 28th Cupboard Revolutions

2009

  • Exeter Open Studios, Rougemont Castle, November 6th-8th – Cell
  • The Brewhouse Taunton, Triparks group exhibition September 5th- October 4th Square I, Swinedown Walk
  • Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank London, Transitions, group exhibition March 18th – 22nd, Cell
  • Rougemont Castle, Exeter March 7th-14th, Transitions group exhibition, showing Pastoral
  • Princetown Duchy Square & Village Centre Triparks, group exhibition. Square I and Swinedown Walk
  • Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Ancienne Gare, Fribourg Switzerland May,  Stein und Wein

2008

  • Dartmoor National Park & Plymouth Triparks Residency, April – October  Commissioned by Aune Head Arts, producing the site works:

Square I – the History of it, Dartmoor National Park

Swinedown Walk, public space intervention, Armada Way, Plymouth & Swine down, Hound Tor Dartmoor. 

  • Global Player tour– public space intervention a Blind Ditch project delivered in Partnership with Chapter Arts Centre- Cardiff, The Basement – Brighton, the Phoenix Arts Centre – Exeter, the BBC –Plymouth, Creative Torbay – Torquay

2006-2007

  • Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre Taunton Hothouse Residency:

Brewhouse Bakehouse, public performance intervention – for one day the soon to be franchised Brewhouse restaurant – kitchen is turned into a community asset. In front of the venue woodfired straw and clay ovens are build with groups of schoolchildren. The following day in bright sunshine we serve superbe pizza at knock down prices to members of the public. When I am in Spain I dream of Spitzbergen, Installation,

The Magnificent Company of the Taunton Table, a performance meal for one night, staged in the Brewhouse theatre. Culture movers and shakers of the region were fed on a 12 course meal, local wine and finally left to their own carnivorous devises.

Concrete atrocities for an unsuspecting public, performance intervention for public space, around Taunton

Videotopia, 4 video performances in and around Taunton, video projections on loop, Brewhouse Gallery  and Café

Antistatic Festival, Brewhouse Taunton, the three resident artists curate a festival of live art, theatre, performance and installation. Antistatic sucessfully created new audiences for the venue, and had a great impact on the programming afterwards.

The final exhibitionAn artistic resumee of a residency

  • DRHA Conference Dartington Hall, Eudaimonia , digital perfomance