Interactive online conversation Claudia Bosse: Artist Talk
Claudia Bosse in conversation with Petra Roggel
Is it possible to read the ecology of the environment, the surrounding exterior, world-political decisions and cosmic conditions from the organs? Or do we find future forms of community in the physical interior? What if we carry our future in our organs?
Claudia Bosse, choreographer, director and artist, lives in Vienna and Berlin and is artistic director of theatercombinat. Her work focuses on different forms of violence, history and utopia. She thinks of her expansive choreographies in space as art works created by temporary communities, which incorporate myths, rituals, texts, language, choruses and objects. She has presented this (often chorus-like) reflective practice of bodies in space at festivals, museums, in architectural settings and in public spaces all over the world. Her artistic practice includes installations, theatre productions, choreographies of space and public interventions.
As a researcher, she has also held many workshops and has lectured at several academies and universities. Since 2011, she has also been working on installational pieces in cooperation with archives and art collections.
In the 1990s, Petra Roggel was a freelance curator and dramaturg, including at the Theater am Halleschen Ufer, Berlin (1996 - 1998), Sophiensäle Berlin, Greifswalder Tanztendenzen, and founded in situ productions with Xavier Le Roy (1998 - 2003). In 2004 she became artistic co-director of the Kaaitheater Brussels. In 2008 she joined the Goethe-Institut in the department of theater and dance. Since 2015 Petra Roggel is director of the Goethe-Institut Chicago.