In her lecture Cmelka will talk about her ongoing series of „Microdramas“ – live performances, performance videos, photographs and artist books. Dramatic miniatures related to the popular play that she produces since 2008, often in collaboration with artist friends, actors, musicians and persons from the cultural field. They display dysfunctional relationships, gestures of care as well as the impossibilities of communication between people. In a new body of work she currently deals with professional acting techniques, coaching and the public and private personality of the performer.
Kerstin Cmelka is an artist who works primarily with performance, video and photography. Recent solo exhibitions include “Kerstin Cmelka mit Manuel Gorkiewicz, Mario Mentrup, Hanno Millesi und Mandla Reuter” at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, 2015, “Mikrodrama#11” at Kunstverein Langenhagen, 2014 and “Kunst und Lebensform”, Halle für Kunst und Medien (-KM), Graz/Austria, 2013. From 1999-2005 Cmelka studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule.
She lives in Berlin, where she currently works as a visiting professor at the University of Fine Arts.