Florian Feigl

Performance Artist, living and working in Berlin.

Since 1997 Feigl creates and realizes performance art work in Germany and throughout Europe. His work happens in galleries or on a boat, in a former cinema or on a gravel pit, on paper or in the web, on a field or in theaters. The work often starts from strict conceptual frames and propositions. Collaborative relations between human and non-human bodies, environment and technology, performer and audiences inform artistic decisions and aesthetics in the making. Formats of publication are often – though by far not always – live and time based. Focus of the most recent artistic work is the experimental 24hour video „300“ (working title).

Besides the solo work Feigl collaborates with various artists and artists’ collectives, among others Showcase Beat Le Mot (until 2004), Wagner-Feigl-Forschung/Festspiele with Otmar Wagner and most recently with Jörn J. Burmester in various formats. Together with Jörn J. Burmester Feigl facilitated for over ten years the monthly performance art event Performer Stammtisch in Berlin, he is co-founder of the Month of Performance Art–Berlin (MPA–B) and co-founder and current treasurer of the Association of Performance Art in Berlin e.V. (APAB e.V.). Feigl publishes about performance art in German and International publications and art magazines (liveartwork DVD, Performance Research e.g.). His research interests focus over the past ten years on teaching and learning as performing arts, documentation and archiving in process based art and most recently on permanent cultures – ecologies of making in the arts. From 2014 to 2016 Feigl held a guest professorship at HZT–Berlin (Inter University Center of Dance – Berlin) at Universität der Künste Berlin. He was teaching in the three programs BA “Dance, Context, Choreography”, MA “Solo Dance Authorship” (SoDA) and MA “Choreographie” (maC). He was head of the BA program in the summer semester 2016.fessorship at HZT–Berlin (Inter University Center of Dance – Berlin).