Mim - Documentations

Performance by Maren Strack - maren-strack.de
Video by Ingeborg Fülepp & Heiko Daxl - mediainmotion.de 2008

"When I was four years old, my father fixed huge back wheels on to my go-cart, all the while explaining how gears work.This application of physics allowed me to move faster and more elegantly in my vehicle. Playing with physics has interested me ever since. Torque, change in the gear ratio, leverage, sonic boom.

For every performance I develop a new (movement) technique. I am part of a physical experiment, a test arrangement. I am
also the moving element in the test arrangement, its motor. I get materials to break, stretch, screech, smash In the moving image everything springs apart. Material, apparatus, body, movement and sound react to one another and are mutually dependent. One cannot occur without the other. If the image and experiment work, I find dancing easy."

Maren Strack

"Fight against Physic - Performance Artist Maren Strack"

When Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin fell under the influence of Nina Hagen and Valie Export, they had a daughter. The multitalent studied plastic arts, plays electric guitar, and has, very contemporary, someone film her do it. Till today the performer works on that intersection. A cross between captive woman and stomping destruction. Under confining circumstances she strains her peculiar costumes (“Latex”, “DasLaufmaschenistnichtmehrzukittenSolo) or performs loud trampling fits in boots with semi-circular runners or nails on the soles. Underneath which metal planks groan (“ICE Lise Meitner”) a block of stone (“Ytong”) is atomyzed. Transforming installation into dance. Thus the artist emanzipates herself, without however being able to do away with the limitations. For she hardly makes headway in her breaking tests and material fatigues. Frantic standstill? So what. After all she, an iterating flywheel in banal-bizarre sculpturegardens, has become a virtuoso on the spot. If the mud gets too slippery (“muddclubsolo”), the glue (“Pattex”) too viscous, she simply hangs herself - by her red hair. Stoically, majestically, eccentrically. From up there she proves: she´s more tearproof and more elastic than social corsetts.

Katja Werner

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Mim - Documentations

Media In Motion-Documentations

media in motion

Heiko Daxl & Ingeborg Fülepp

Since 1989 fields of activities:digital art, video and computer installations, touring programmes, symposia and exhibitions


further videos see: Media in Motion

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