Michael Maurissens

Michael Maurissens © Michael Maurissens Michael Maurissens was born in Brussels, where he began his dance training. He also studied dance at the Heinz Bosl Foundation in Munich and at the Swiss Ballet School in Zurich (with the support of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation) and was engaged at the Ballett Nürnberg/ Tanzwerk Nürnberg, Ballett Freiburg pretty ugly, the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln.

In 2009, together with his colleague Douglas Bateman, he founded the MichaelDouglas Kollektiv, the collective's focus includes research on collaborative art production and the development of collective creation methods in the performance context. By means of an independent and responsible structure, the collective faces the challenges of its artistic decisions, such as working as a non-hierarchical structure, reducing the usual temporal parameters for artistic process development (One Week Stand), and advancing a dialogue and fostering exchange at the interfaces to disciplines and themes such as communication, architecture, sociology, psychology, and conflict resolution.

For several years now, Michael Maurissens has been working with media in the fields of graphic design, photography and film (as filmmaker, cameraman and editor) and in 2013 he completed his postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, his studies focused on scenography, applied fine arts and documentary film making.

Today he directs and produces films, experimental video works, performance documentaries and participates in joint visual art projects. CARRÉ BLANC PRODUCTIONS is a video production office based in Germany focusing on performative art and led by Michael Maurissens.

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