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:
2008 –             lectureship at University of Applied Science, Frankfurt
1999 – 2011    working as a nurse at an institution for retarded and mentally ill people &                         outpatient care for old people
1992 – 1997    working on a Ph.D. about Dada-Reception in Siegen
1991                Magister Artium/M.A. in German & English Literature & Politics at
J.-W.-Goethe-University, Frankfurt
1984 – 1991    German & English Literature & Politics at J.-W.-Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Recent events:

2017/2018
“Land in Sicht/Land ahead”, writers residency, Huenfeld Germany
“Zurich liest Festival”, Zurich
“Danube Poetry Festival”, Galati, Romania
Guest curator for Georgia “Guest of Honor” events at Bookfair Frankfurt

2016
Poesie en Voz Alta, Mexico
Ars Poectica Festival, Bratislava, Slovenia
Trienale of community art, Turku, Finland
Mad House Performance Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Guest curator for Netherland/Flandria “Guest of Honor” events at Frankfurt Bookfair.

 2015
Language Eating, Wäinö Altonen Museum, Turku, Finland, Performance/Installation
-Turku Art Academy, Finland, Lecture & Sound Poetry Workshop
-“Dada Lebt”-Festival, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt
-Olohuone Art Festival, Turku, Finland, Installation/Performance “office of dispensable words”
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),
-Lecture “Spoken Word Poetry”, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

2014
Prakriti Poetry Festival in Chennai, India,
-Performance at Goethe Institute Chennai, at schools & highschools,
-Lectures on Sound Poetry at University of Madras and KM Music Conservator, Chennai
-Curating „Schweiss & Poesie – Junge finnische Spoken Word Szene“  – a roadtrip with Finnish poets and mobile Sauna to Frankfurt Bookfair in cooperation with Goethe Institut Finnland.
-Performing in Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Duesseldorf
-Sound poetry/dance collaboration project „a pile of frames“ with Finnish dancer Milla Koistinen. Performances in Germany, France, Finland.
-Performances at Symposium „Chaos & Creation“, Littera Baltica Festival & Translators Workshop in Turku
-Performance at Runokuu-Festival & LaBas Performance Festival Helsinki, Finland.
-Antikörper/Antibodies performance, Ausstellungshalle 1A, Frankfurt
-Performance at Hessisches Literaturforum, Frankfurt
-Performance at Kunstzwergfestival, Zweibrücken
-Performing with Watercolored Well Improvising Group.
-Performance/CD release show at phonophon/Institute für Neue Medien, Frankfurt
-Poetry & Beats Festival II, Zoom Club Frankfurt

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 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:
“Vorübergehend fremd”, poems & fieldrecordings, Huenfeld 2018
“Zucken Sie doch nicht so”, poems, Gonzo Verlag, Mainz, 2018
-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:
-Vorübergehend fremd, Fieldrecordings from Huenfeld, 2018
-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:

2018    “Land in Sicht/Land ahead”, writers residency, Huenfeld, Germany
2017    School artist, IGS Nordend School, Frankfurt
2015    Prague Literaturehouse/Hessischer Literaturrat, residency in Prague
2014    Bold initiatives in the arts grant, one year work grant, Kone Foundation
2012    Kone Foundation, Residency, Saari, Finland
2011    Hessischer Literaturrat – Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Nuoren Voiman Liitto – Villa Sarkia, Sysmä, Finland
2010    School artist at J.-Schumann-Schule, Babenhausen & F.-Ebert-Schule Frankfurt

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