Claudia Schmitz (b. 1975, Mainz, Germany)
Lives in Cologne and Berlin, Germany
“My work starts where the media intersect. I am not interested in the modernity of technology as such but in its capacities for creating new imaginary dimensions.”
As a time-based media artist, Claudia Schmitz explores paradigms of media translation - as a solo artist and in collaborative projects. By passing through temporary stages, by discarding and re-inventing themselves, her pieces explore oscillating stages of being and non-being, of existence inside and outside the image.
Relying on the spectators to trigger them, many of her pieces discuss the extent and possibilities of participation.