Siegmar Zacharias (RO/D)


Siegmar Zacharias works in theory and practice of the field of performance. Her works develop formats of performances, lectures, installations, discursive formats and sharing, dealing with questions of participation and activation. Recent interests are the ecology of practice and indoors natural phenomena. The works are situated between philosophy and sensuality, labour and humour, do-it-yourself low tech and high tech. They have been presented nationally and internationally in theatres, festivals, galleries, green houses, clubs, the woods, and up in the sky. Amongst others at: Documenta 13, re:act feminism, performance platform – body affect, artefact festival, PSI: how performance thinks, European Center for the arts Hellerau, as well as the theaters that SXS Enterprise regularly collaborates.

Siegmar has been part of the collaboration project between architects and performance artists International Festival: The Theatre, and co-curated the first edition of The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge. She co-initiated WOW-WE WORK HERE, an initiative of Berlin based artists, a research and exchange platform that works on modes and formats of communicating research and artistic practice. Wow - we work here parasitizes festivals in Berlin.

Siegmar has had guest professorships at DasArts, Amsterdam, DOCH, Stockholm; SODA HZT Berlin. Together with Sophia New she is developing a MA-program on performance practice and research for the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. She also teaches rhetoric and communication skills to managers and workers-representatives within corporations.

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