Slow Races (2014) De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Photo Emma Marshall

Slow Races (2014) De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Photo Emma Marshall


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.

Interventions take place in hybrid spaces such as urban forests, gardens and transitional places, in which urban and social patterns converge with natural elements. Constructed as ritualistic activity or repetitive loop the projects combine the cyclical aspect of nature with the obsessive quality of labour.

Projects borrow from the everyday, appropriate, recycle and remake, and challenge the familiar credo of productivity and outcome through a deliberate squandering of effort and time. Production is turned into process and functionality into play.

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 and is Course Leader for the MA Performance and Visual Practices.



Slow Races, Hastings Fringe

4 September 2016, 1-4pm


The Use of Uselessness, at The Importance of Being [Un]necessary, 4th IDOCDE Symposium, part of ImPulsTanz Vienna, July 29-31 2016


Slow Races, ACTS RE-ACTS 3

25 February 2016, 5 - 8pm



LIGHT MOVES, Festival of Screendance

Limerick Ireland

The politics of discourse in hybrid art forms,

Keynote, 20 November 2015


All Human BeingsVOILA MIxed Tape

13 November 2015, 7.30pm. £14 (Early-bird £10)

Cockpit Theatre, London. An evening of bilingual, hand-picked comedy acts, stand up, short plays and music.

Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Box Office: 020 7258 2925


Slow RacesSt Leonards Warrior Square

10 October 2015, 2 - 5pm

see South East Coast Art Map