FRZNTE against on Nordic House roof against blue sky. Moss cube floating in mid-air.© Goethe-Institut
Pole dancing, which originated in strip culture, has long since found its way into art exhibitions and music culture. The acrobatic-athletic genre is changing both conventional forms of reception of performance art as well as the formal specifications that art as an institution has made up to now. It also brings into focus important discussions about the rights, criminalization, and working conditions of sex workers that have been kept out of the public eye for far too long.

FRZNTE is an East Berlin-born DJ, Pole Performer and Cultural Producer who combines performative, choreographic, and sculptural elements in her pole performances, often referencing the architectural context. Her body looping and moving around the pole becomes a kinetic sculpture and gesture of empowerment. The mostly scantily clad body is by no means merely for effect. Rather, it is a means to an end. And the naked skin acts as glue between body and pole. In FRZNTE's performances, she combines pole-dancing with tech-noir aesthetics creating a mesmerizing visual experience that celebrates the human body and elevates female empowerment.

Most recently, FRZNTE joined forces with Icelandic artist and musician Apex Anima for Pop-Kultur Festival 2021 and created a highly energetic audio-visual live show in which they fused ethereal with physical, platonic with erotic and static with acrobatic moments. FRZNTE has also performed with Peaches at Deutsche Oper, Berlin, on a bridge crossing the Spree as part of the performative boat ride Another Map to Nevada organized by The Performance Agency, as well as on a privatized parking lot within Guerrilla Architects & Alicia Augustín’s theater play 1km² Berlin – Akt II: A place to be. Die Tragödie der offenen Stadt. The digital performance project Next Waves Theatre directed by Tilman Hecker and hosted by Volksbühne brought FRZNTE on screen into the public’s living room; and the architecture magazine ARCH+ put her on the front page for their Berlin Praxis issue published in 2021.