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A Morphologic Journey I

(On the Borders of Our Bodies) 

2011, Performance

 

Starting in 2011 as a 3-hour performance in four episodes, the performance is inspired by the journey of Ulysses under the aspect of his encounters with a variety of women. Splintering meetings with archetypes of Circe, Calypso, Nausicaa and Penelope are guideline analogies of behavioural patterns of people on the run, men and women in search to forget, longing for union and something that may finally last.

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 A Morphological Journey I 
 Performance 
 2011 
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La Promenade du Sceptique 

2011, Performance

Inspired by the 1747 book La Promenade du Sceptique by Denis Diderot. 

 

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 La Promenade du Sceptique 
 Performance 
 2011 
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Mephisto Waltz 

2011, Performance

Based on the version Faust. Ein Gedicht by Nikolaus Lenau from 1836. The corporal actions are accompanied by Mephisto Waltz #1 by Franz Liszt (1859), played in an adaption for violin. A unique design pattern was created out of the musical composition.

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 Mephisto Waltz 
 Performance 
 2011 
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Balada Corporal 

2010 - 2011, Performance cycle in 4 parts

The cycle speaks about the continuity of becoming, the difficulties of real encounters unleashing the physical boundaries of the body surface, and transformation through concrete communication. This shall help to overcome the actual frozen state of being to ingrain poetry into life by re-evaluating the necessity of honest and direct human interchange.

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 Balada Corporal 
 Performance cycle 
 2010 
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sin∞fin

Performances at the End of the World 

2010, Trilogy episode short, 38'52" min 

(producer, writer, director, performer) 

Produced in Chilean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, the first episode short of the sin∞fin trilogy focuses on the inner sphere of microcosm and the intimate domain of the individual and the couple. The trilogy of art films of collaborative performances in epic locations around the world teeters between the real and the visionary and is amplified by unfamiliar environments.

 

DVD | VOD  |  www.sinfin-themovie.de​ 

Biography, Documentary, Drama, Environment, Science, Philosophy

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 sin∞fin 
 Performances at the End of the World
 Performance-based film 
 2010 
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Places to Fall and Rise

(Hyle & Hybris) 

2010, Performance

A women's prison in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The floor of the courtyard is painted with definitions: Place of Anger -– Place of You – etc. Upstairs, near the cells, the woman continuously dresses and undresses. Downstairs the man bashes a metal tube against the bars.

 

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 Places to Fall and Rise 
 Performance 
 2010 
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The Wedding 

2010, Life project

 

A life project started in April 2010 during the Holy Week of the Raramuris in the Mexican desert of Sierra Tarahumara. It consists of a series of ritualistic actions about the Union.

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 The Wedding 
 Life project 
 2010 
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FRAGILE

global performance chain journey 

2010, Global art initiative

Aiming to make one fragile object travel one time around the entire globe, from hand to hand and from artist to artist, over 750 artists from 75 countries and six continents had signed up to participate and create works of art with the fragile object-

The project got suspended in 2012, as unfortunately, the object was no more retrievable upon a transition from one artist to the next.

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 FRAGILE global performance chain journey 
 Global art initiative 
 2010 
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One Earth's Dreaming 

2009, Durational performance and installation

One Earth's Dreaming works on the importance of communication, and the ritualistic aspects involved in facilitating it, as well as a personal version of bypassing alienation. We cannot be passive, sit and wait for everyone else to exorcise their fear of communication and hold back in the process of recreating unity.

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 One Earth's Dreaming 
 Durational performance and installation
 2009 
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FRATRES 

2009, Durational performance

A meditative performance for two performers and a violinist. In a closed dark room, nine guests at a turn take place on chairs placed in a circle. Connected by the luminescence of a long scarf, they become one single body of light. The violinist plays the composition Fratres by Arvo Pärt, standing behind each of the persons for each of the nine segments of the piece. Only a small light is placed at the end of his bow.

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 FRATRES 
 Durational performance 
 2009 
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SUITEnovus 

2009, Durational performance

SUITEnovus is a performance about angels, for one person at a time, in a hotel suite.

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 SUITEnovus 
 Durational performance 
 2009 
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Crossing 

2009, Video, 4'05" min

A journey through isolation and reflection with pathogens as mnemonics of Deep Time.

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 Colonize
 Video 
 2009 
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Crossing

2009, Video, 2'51" min

On a street corner that looks paved like a chessboard, people wander anonymously in opposing directions. They join each other and separate along two intersecting lines on the road, appearing and disappearing as if they echo the impermanence of life. There is a moment in which they double in perfect harmony, but direct communication is inexistent.

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Crossing 
 Video 
 2009 
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Endangered Species

2008, Durational performance

Instability. Immobility. Pagnes, covered by pearls and glass powder, lies on a bed made of 300 glasses. Stenke shifts the empty glasses on which his body is not lying, and removes pearls with her mouth from the skin surface. Each empty glass is filled with one pearl. As he raises up from the glasses, his back is covered with marks. The remaining glasses outline the body’s shape on the floor. He blows gold leaves, and they rest in an embrace.

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 Endangered Species 
 Durational performance and installation
 2008 
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Speak That I Can See You 

2007, Durational performance and installation

An interactive itinerary on communication. Voices speak in three languages a text about fear. At the centre of the space, a body is offered as a canvas for thoughts. The visitors are invited to write with a feather or a nail on a naked back. It derives a blood-like effect, but the action is smooth and gentle. Stenke cancels the word with water and collects the liquid in a glass container, labelling it with the actual written word. Inspired by the sentence attributed by Erasmus to Socrates: Speak, so that I may see you [Loquere igitur, in quit, adolescents, ut te videam].

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 Speak That I
Can See You 
 Durational performance and installation
 2007