Daniel Kötter, Constanze Fischbeck

Constanze Fischbeck i Daniel Kötter have been collaborating in interdisciplinary artworks such as Benzin – a reconstruction of exchange systems in Lagos (a seven-channel video-space installation shown at the Goethe Institute in Lagos and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2008).

Daniel Kötter - a director and video artist whose work oscillates between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theatre. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances made in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl have been shown at numerous international festivals. His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the Mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere.

Constanze Fischbeck – a film maker, stage designer, curator and lecturer specialising in theatre and visual arts. She has been cooperating on theatre projects with directors Sascha Bunge and Gudrun Herrbold for many years. Her cinematic work is based on the societal context of specific places and combine the analysis of

spaces with performative, documentary and discursive approaches. She lives in Berlin. At present she is working on the project of an exhibition and performance on the „dug up” landscapes in Germany and Nigeria. 

Constanze Fischbeck i Daniel Kötter have been collaborating in interdisciplinary artworks such as Benzin – a reconstruction of exchange systems in Lagos (a seven-channel video-space installation shown at the Goethe Institute in Lagos and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2008). Their biggest project – a six part series of experimental documentaries on the space and place of theatre under the title “state-theatre” was shot in Lagos, Tehran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut and Mönchengladbach (2009-2014) and has been widely shown on festivals, in theatres, galleries and universities worldwide. The series explores urban and socio-political conditions of performativity.

 

Germany