Activities

Stella Geppert

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.
www.stella-geppert.de

Credit
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.

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, CPH

Photo / Thomas Bruns