FRITZ FAUST, performance artist, director, video artist and photographer, works with different cultural narratives and the indeterminacy between body and world.
“My work deals with the uncertainty that lies between body and world. I am interested in how bodies, worlds, physical realities, and imaginations come about through sensation. The physical body is the foundation of my work. From there I explore how the human mixes with the divine, the animal, the machine, and the potential of dreaming.”
At the Venice Biennale he was Gorilla, in London over nine days he slid from bird nature to tree, to honey, silk, egg, and was conquered by crickets.
He was a living installation on a bridge over the Thames and a reflection of the moon, he bowed to the gravity of memory in front of the concentration camp in Lublin, listened to the breath of a mouse and danced on glass, exposed himself to a plate shaken as if by earthquake shocks and balanced on rapidly melting ice (at Art Market Budapest with ARTBASE).
For a performance in the garden of ARTBASE he let water run from a central watering place through a fine hose into his nose and out again via his mouth and thus became a gargoyle himself.
In a few poses, Faust always manages to portray something seemingly contradictory: being fragile, devoted and vulnerable, and at the same time strong and protective.
FRITZ FAUST, born and raised in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He studied directing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin.
2013 he spent in Tokyo to get acquainted with the strict form of Nō Theatre and the silence of Butoh Theatre.
2017 he gained a MA in Sculpture/Performance at London’s Royal College of Art. This is followed by a Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Foundation lectureship program in Vietnam.
Various scholarships and sponsorship awards have taken him among other places, also to Shenzhen Biennale, China, to the “Theatertreffen der Berliner Festspiele”, to Uppsala for the Revolve Performance Art Days, Sweden, to Art Market Budapest, Hungary and to the Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
Participation in art fairs:
- 2022 Art Market Budapest (with ARTBASE)
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Part of ARTBASE since 2020
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