Steffi Weismann
steffi weismann

Steffi Weismann, born in 1967 in Zurich, studied costume and set design as well as experimental music, video and performance art at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin from 1989-1995. She came to the Maulwerker in 1989 via her special interest in Fluxus and joined the ensemble in 1993.

In the mid-1990s she began to integrate the medium of video into her performances and to investigate the interactions between language, music and new communication media. Along with her solo works in the performance and visual art context, as a video artist, Weismann has realized a number of audiovisual projects using live video in collaboration with contemporary composers.

Since 2004 she has created performances, installations and compositions at the interface between analog and digital media. Increasingly, she has developed a new focus on outdoor interventions, mobile audio performances and the use of DIY technologies.

In 2008 Weismann received a three-month stipend from the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, and in 2009 a prize for Performance Art in Switzerland. From 2009-2011, she received the Dorothea Erxleben grant from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig in the field of Sound Art and Performance Art. In 2019 she got a one-year stipend as a composer and sound artist from the Berlin Senate. Since 2019 she is a member of Errant Sound, a project space for sound art, Berlin.