karla kracht
Illustration, Barcelona Catalonia Spain
 
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Brief Summary
KARLA KRACHT (artistic name of Alex Zitzmann)
1975, Germany. 

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. 

 
Professional Experience
Diploma in Media Art and Design at Bristol's School of Art, Media and Design, UK. She studies Fine Arts in Dresden.

selected showcases & exhibitions

2011
Niu, Espai Artístic, Barcelona, Spain. Audiovisual concert “Live from the surface of the Moon”
La Poderosa
, Barcelona, Spain. Video para actuación “Karaoke Girl”
Niu, Espai Artístic, Barcelona, Spain. Exposición Colectiva. Ilustración “The Bright Side of the Moon”

2010
Miscelanea, Barcelona, SPain | Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany | VJ-Festival E-Werk Erlangen, Germany. Audiovisual concert “Live from the surface of the Moon” 
Performance festival, Paderborn, Germany. Live Cinema "Der Absinth Trinker"
Dance cycle “Dansa Ara”, La Pedrera, Barcelona. Presentation of dance piece “Anatomía de un sueño” Informe 004.
Festival TAC, Valladolid. Presentation of “Anatomía de un sueño” Informe 003
Horizo TV. Barcelona. Video Performance “spellbound” with musician Ilia Mayer.

2009
La Fabrica, Espai de Fotografía. Barcelona. Video Performance “spellbound” with musician Ilia Mayer.
Nodes de Gracia. Barcelona. Video Installation “hideouts_” (preview)
FunDub Festival. Barcelona. Live video performance “SunRa”.

2008
YIF Video Festival. Yogyakarta - Indonesia. Video performance with the music band “Nervous”.
Loop Festival.
Barcelona. Video performance “Cube Pusher”.

2007
Moondog Studio. Frankfurt - Germany. TV Installation “Trapped”.
“So Art”. Bordeaux - France. Exposition with “El Palomar”. Video Installation “Untitled”.
Festival VAD. Girona/Festival Fabbrica Europa. Florence /Brasil Noar Festival. Video performance “Cube Pusher”.
Off-Documenta. Kassel - Germany. Video Installation “Ssshining. Part 2”.
Video Festival Shining. Chiemsee. Video Sculpture “Naked Tank”.
Caixa Forum Palma de Mallorca. Video Performance in collaboration with musician Fibla.
Collective exhibition “Masarte”. Barcelona. Video Installation “Rear Window”.

2006
Convent St. Augusti. Barcelona. Live video performance “Naoko Songs”


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