KARLA KRACHT (artistic name of Alex Zitzmann)
Kracht is a visual artist, working in video, illustration and animation. Educated in Germany and the UK, she lives and works in Barcelona. Her video-installations and live video performances and illustrations have been exhibited in numerous festivals, art spaces and galleries around Europe; her illustrations have been featured in several magazines and webpages around the world.
Exploring tensions between time, space and place, different reality levels, she humourously creates new connections, addressing a collective memory.
As a video artist she collaborates with musicians, dance companies and dancers, architects, visual artists and programers.
Recently Kracht is seeking to draw closer her live (-video) practice with the procedures of illustration and painting. Using painted models and characters as a miniature film set, which she shoots live on stage, creating a new audiovisual language.