CV

Born 12.06.1964 in Frankfurt am Main.
Freelance sound poet, writer, audio artist, net-worker, curator, teacher.
When I am not travelling I live and work in Frankfurt am Main.

Member of  „VS Verband deutscher Schriftsteller/Hessen“ (German Writers Union/Hessen), Member of the the VS Hessen board from 1993 – 1994/1999-2006.
Founder of non-profit organisation „Kulturnetz Frankfurt e.V.“

Education/Degree/Profession:
2011-              freelance writer & audio artist
1997 – 2011    education as a nurse, working with old, retarded and mentally ill people
1992 – 1997    working on a Ph.D. about Dada-Reception with Prof. Karl Riha in Siegen
1991                Magister Artium/M.A. at J.-W.-Goethe-University, Frankfurt
1984 – 1991    German & English Literature & Politics at J.-W.-Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Performance/Installation/Curating/Hosting:

 2015
-Language Eating, Wäinö Altonen Museum, Turku, Finland, Performance/Audio-Installation
-”Dada Lebt”-Festival, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Performance
-Olohuone Art Festival, Turku, Finland, “office of dispensable words”, Installation/Performance at the yard of Turku Library
-Hessenslam U20 Meisterschaft, Mousonturm Frankfurt (Hosting/Curating)
-Enclave Global Festival, Mexico City/Puebla, performance, lecture & sound poetry workshop,
-Performance at Goethe Institute Mexico City (with Pia Sommer, Chile)
2014
-Prakriti Poetry Festival in Chennai, India (15 performances)
-Performance at Goethe Institute Chennai, at schools & highschools
-„Schweiss & Poesie – Junge finnische Spoken Word Szene“  – a roadtrip with Finnish poets and mobile Sauna to Frankfurt Bookfair in cooperation with Goethe Institut Finnland, curating & performance tour: Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt
-Sound poetry/dance collaboration project „a pile of frames“ with Finnish dancer Milla Koistinen. Performances in Germany, France, Finland.
-Performances at Symposium „Chaos & Creation“, Aboagora, Sibelius Museum, Turku
-Littera Baltica Festival (Performance) & Translators Workshop, Turku
-Performance at Runokuu-Festival & LaBas Performance Festival Helsinki, Finland.
-Antikörper/Antibodies performance with Brandstifter, Ausstellungshalle 1A, Frankfurt
-Performance at Hessisches Literaturforum, Frankfurt
-Performance at Kunstzwergfestival, Zweibrücken
-Performance/CD release show of “Müüü” at phonophon/Institute für Neue Medien, Frankfurt
-Poetry & Beats Festival II, Zoom Club Frankfurt (performing, curating, hosting)

2013
-Touring in Finland & Estonia (Turku Poetry Week Festival, Crazy Tartu Festival)
-Performance at Taidehalli Helsinki
-Vice member of the international board of „Turku Poetry Week“.
-Performance at Vienna School of Poetry (SfD)
-Lecture on Sound Poetry at Goethe University, Frankfurt
-Performance at Yoko Ono Exhibition, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt

2012
-Artist residency, Saari, Finnland, Taking part in „Turku Poetry Week Festival“ & touring with international performers group in Finland. Continued collaboration & performances with Finnish vocal artist/performer Juha Valkeapää as „JIRK“
-Poetry & Beats Festival, Batschkapp, Frankfurt
-Sommerwerft Theater Festival, Frankfurt
-Kunstzwerg Festival, Zweibrücken

2011
-Literature residency, Villa Sarkia, Sysmä (Finland) with Finnish vocal artist/performer Juha Valkeapää, recording and performing in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Sysmä and at Lyrikfestival Frankfurt
-Literature residency, Madison, Wisconsin (USA). Lectures at University of Wisconsin, Shimer College Chicago, Beloit College, Madison College & Performance Tour.
-Performance at Wolf-Vostell Museo, Malpartida de Caceres, Spain

Other Performances:
Yuxtapositones Festival, Madrid, Spain
Espai d‘Art Contemporani/Museum of Modern Art, Castellón, Spain
Revox, Barcelona, Spain
LaBas Performance Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Publications:

Books:
-Antikörper/Antibodies II (Germ./Engl), HuelsTrunk – Text, Brandstifter – Collages, Translation: Fred Bergman, Gonzo Verlag, Mainz 2013
-Antikörper/Antibodies (Germ./Engl). with Brandstifter,
English by: Fred Bergman, Frankfurt, 2009
-SITZEN GEHEN STEHEN (Minimal Prose),Darmstadt & Dreieich 1997
-ECHT, (phantastic short novel), Vienna 1995

Solo-Audio:
-müüü – sound loop poetry, Atemwerft 2014
-Freemousejazz (improvised computer jazz), jamendo, 2011
-Blitzkrieg/ Gemutlichkeit (spoken word/soundpoetry), gruenrekorder, 2005
–Examples of Sample Poetry (spoken word/soundpoetry), gruenrekorder 2004,
-Wer ist Erwin? (minimal sample stories), gruenrekorder 2004.

Grants/Residencies:

2016    Schulkünstler, IGS Nordend, Frankfurt, ALTANA Stiftung
2015    Literaturhaus Prag – Blog auf Prag Aktuell
2014    Bold initiatives in the arts grant, Kone Foundation
2012    Kone Foundation, Residency, Saari, Finland
2011    Hessischer Literaturrat – Madison, Wisconsin, USA
2011    Nuoren Voiman Liitto – Villa Sarkia, Sysmä, Finland
2009-2010    Schulkünstler J.-Schumann-Schule, Babenhausen & F.-Ebert-Schule Frankfurt.