Communications Captures / part of Close Encounters
THE FESTIVAL CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Communication Captures –
a performance and installation by Stella Geppert (DE)
Ticket link and performance schedule will follow soon!
Communicating bodies subsequently connect with the filigree rods of sculptures by Stella Geppert. They exude the otherworldly: are they hybrids between the animal and humans – or even cyborgs between man and machine?
The performers employ a tactile communication organ developed by Stella Geppert, which expands the physical properties with which they spontaneously transmit their socially defined movement spheres to the boundaries of the space.
The performance Communication Captures by Stella Geppert initiates an affective space via a social mechanism: by activating the body’s intelligence, rituals of encounter and cultural modalities are enacted in concert with the audience. A utopia of social participation is is situated both physically and sculpturally. In this work, the textures seem to write themselves, emanating out from a tactile disposition as well as existential impulses.
About Stella Geppert
Stella Geppert studied fine arts at the University of the Arts Berlin and at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. Numerous scholarships – the Bursary for Emerging Artists (Nachwuchsförderung, NaföG), the Bonn Art Fund (Bonner Kunstfonds), the Berlin Work Scholarship (Berliner Arbeitsstipendium), and, more recently, a research fellowship at the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani in Venice – support her artistic development. Her work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions, with residencies in Japan, France, Denmark, Italy, and elsewhere.
Her practice investigates the performative body and spatial concepts as well as installations, drawings, objects, and sculptures. Her artwork is guided and accompanied by experimental research in relationship with spatial phenomena as well as communicative and social behaviour, thus making collective action visible in its immediacy through the form of sculpture. She teaches sculptural and spatial artistic practices at the University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale), Germany, and lives in Halle and Berlin.
Dancers, Performers / Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Michelle Lui, Birte Opitz, Kathleen Heil, Stella Geppert, u.v.a.
Choreographer, Artist / Stella Geppert
Production / Susanne Ogan
Technical support / Mitja Windisch
Ten Scores for a Sculpture / The short version was shown at Haus am Lützwoplatz, Berlin and at the Kunsthalle der Sparkasse, Leipzig
Elements of the installation were shown in Marrakech, Athens, Leipzig, Berlin. The installation has never been shown in a broader sense.