Shore Variations (Video, 2018, 35min) Trailer 2min.

A collaboration with Julieanna Preston, NZ.

Screening at Coastal Currents, Sun 2nd and Sun 23rd Sept 2018, 2-9pm. At The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HE

More info on Shore Variations


Claudia Kappenberg is a performance and media artist. Her work draws on dance and the visual arts to create minimal choreographies for live site-specific events as well as screen-based work.

The work borrows from the everyday, appropriates, recycles and remakes, to engage with familiar experiences, pressures and constraints. At the heart of the practice is an interrogation into that which makes us human.

Claudia completed an MA Fine Art/Film and Video at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1998 and taught on the BA Fine Art until 2002.

Since 2004 she lectures at the University of Brighton, UK in experimental film and performance practices.



Ultra banking, Platform 1, with Claudia Kappenberg, Yumino Seki and Olie Brice. Sunday, July 22 at 5 PM - 7 PM, @ The Music Room, 6 The Uplands Maze Hill TN38 OHL

Shore Variations, Video Installation for Coastal Currents. 2 and 23 Sept 2018, 2-9pm. The Printworks, 14 Claremont Hastings TN34 1HE


Recent publications:

Kappenberg, C. The Use of Uselessness, published in Performing Practice, Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice (Intellect 2018), edited by Emma Meehan and Hetty Blades

Kappenberg, C. Arrows Fly, published in Millets, an anthology and publication by Zeno Press, with essays by Richard Skinner, Maria Fusco, Steven J Fowler, John Boursnell, Liz Zumin, Paolo Inverni, Jeremy Evans, Robin Bale, Nicola Woodham, Claudia Kappenberg, Giovanna Coppola, Clover Peake, Tasha Haines, Christian Patracchini

Kappenberg, C. Too Much Self, published in Syncope in Visual and Performing Arts (Paris, Editions Le Manuscrit, 2016), edited by Stéphanie Jamet, Fred Dalmasso, Véronique Dalmasso. (See Amazon)


other news:

Maya Deren Play and Ritual, talk and screening at Neue Kunstverein Wuppertal, 9 November 2017

British DanceFilm at the Cinematek de Bruxelles, a programme of historic and contemporary dancefilm introduced by Claudia Kappenberg, 6 October 2017. See also blog post for Center for Screendance

Maya Deren, Filmemacherin und Voodoo-Expertin - Ausstellung zum 100 Geburtstag auf der DOCUMENTA 14. Beiträge fürs Radio von Rebecca Hillauer, mit Claudia Kappenberg. Beitrag im Deutschlandradio Audio-Archiv 09/06/2017.  

C.Kappenberg, Poetry, Patterns, Passages, paper for Cinema as Ritual in Transfigured Time. Symposium Neues Kino Basel/ Universitat Basel. 20/05/2017

C.Kappenberg, Panorama Vidéodanse Anglais, for L'UNIPOP/ Cinéréseaux. Cinéma Jean Eustache Pessac, Bordeaux. 11/05/2017

Choreocinema: Counterpoints (15*) + ScreenTalk with Siobhan Davies & Miranda Pennell
Hosted by Claudia Kappenberg
24/01/ 17 / 18:30 / Cinema 3

October 2016: New International Journal of Screendance issue online: Special issue on “All This Can Happen” by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, edited by Claudia Kappenberg with Sarah Whatley.

For more screendance news see The Centre for Screendance