Stella Geppert / choreography in action
STELLA GEPPERT: TALK ABOUT SCULPTURE AND CHOREOGRAPHY
TALK / Stella Geppert (DE)
Part of the program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
This evening Stella Geppert provides insights into her artistic practice. She considers herself to be a kind of communications sculptor and understands sculpture as a “relational investigation” into verbal and nonverbal bodily communication.
As a field researcher would, she examines the moving dynamics of people in social and urban spaces. In her artistic practice, candid social communicative behaviours and spatial phenomena are made visible sculpturally.
Her recent work deals with a kind of “archeology of bodily presence.” Physical techniques, which work with the body’s intelligence, are intertwined with spatial-theoretical questions of duration, alertness, and the physical interaction of bodies in space. Her practice investigates the performative body and spatial concepts as well as installations, drawings, objects, and sculptures.
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. She is at present professor of sculptural and spatial artistic practices at the University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale), Germany, and lives and works in Halle and Berlin.
Stella Gepperts work Communication Captures is presented April 4-7 at Dansehallernes festival Close Encounters which will take place at Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art.
CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
A program where artists share thoughts about artistic work through conversations, installions, performances and films. New artist every Monday. The program is primarily adressed to the artists in the field but open to all with an interest. It is in English, Free Entrance.
CHOREOGRPAHY IN ACTION takes place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema. The distinctive art institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg ia a close collaborator of Dansehallerne.