lives and works in Berlin. Since 1996 he has worked as a director and video artist with a particular interest in multi-channel video installations and alternative concert formats. The focus of his work oscillates between different media and institutional contexts and combines techniques of structuralist experimental filmmaking with documentary and spatial approaches. His works have been shown at numerous international film and video art festivals, galleries, theatres and concert halls. A particular focus has been on collaboration with composers and choreographers.
lives and works in Berlin. Studied stage design at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee and works as a stage designer and video artist. Since 1996, she has designed sets and costumes, and created video works for theatres in Germany. In her video work, she explores the intersection between documentary and staged moments in the urban context. staats-theater: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin is her second collaboration with Daniel Kötter.
Works as an architect in Berlin. In the Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik he tested the medium of the exhibition as a spatial form of negotiation of different positions. As co-editor of the magazine ‘An Architektur’, he addresses the question of how built space can be discussed politically.
Hunter & Gatherer
Hunter & Gatherer is a collaborative practise between architect Manuel Shvartzberg and writer Fabian Faltin. Their current interests include arts spaces, values-cultures-methodologies of architecture, social democratic design, utopian and dystopian global perspectives, as well as meta-level philosophies and fictions. Hunter & Gatherer's collaborations may take any form - from pure research, to perfomative lectures and installations, publications and architectural designs. Manuel Shvartzberg studied at the Bartlett school of Architecture and is a registered architect currently overseeing the construction of the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate (UK) for David Chipperfield Architects, London. Fabian Faltin studied social policy, philosophy and economics at the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris. He has recently published his first novel Gute Macht with Milena Verlag, Vienna.
Ayodele Arigbabu was born in 1980 in Lagos and studied architecture at Lagos University. After working as a librarian, he became president of the PEN Circle, an association of young writers in Lagos. Since 1998 he has been writing poetry, short stories, theatre pieces and screenplays. He also works at the architectural firm Lawson + Odeinde Partnership, Lagos, and is a member of CORA (Committee for Relevant Art). CORA organises such events as the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival, within which Ayodele Arigbabu coordinates the Lagos Comic and Cartoons Carnival. He has a weekly column on design and environmental issues in the Guardian Life Magazine.