A Space Without A Use (2017) Performance Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand

A Space Without A Use (2017) Performance Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand


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 in experimental film and performance practices.



A Space Without A Use, Installation with Participation, presented at the Hastings Fringe, 2nd and 3rd September, 12-5pm, The Printworks Alley - 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HE


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.

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