Die Künstlerbrille® – Through the lens of the Artist
Künstlerische Denk- und Arbeitshaltungen visualisieren und vermitteln
Visualizing and communicating artistic ways of thinking and working
The project KÜNSTLERBRILLE®, created by Dagmar Frick-Islitzer, aims to present the work of artists of different genres – visual, musical, theatrical, literary – while also teaching the ways artists go about their process. Creatives employ different ways of thinking than other professional fields, and KÜNSTLERBRILLE believes that these approaches have a lot to teach. The result will be a traveling exhibit that includes artistic works, interviews with the artists, and also a “teaching course”, a kind of show-and-tell for the viewers to experience something of the creative process themselves.
I work in theatre, and together with actor and writer Christiani Wetter, I came up with a “work”, that may give some insight into the theatrical process, focusing on the term PERSPECTIVE. Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 7, in which Lady Macbeth (Christiani Wetter) convinces the reluctant Macbeth (Nicolas Biedermann) to more forward with their plan to murder Duncan. The scene allows for many different interpretations, depending on how you view it.
The viewer will see four different versions of the same text. First, read by two actors, then on its feet in a “conventional” approach to the dramatic dynamic and the characters. A third version will be a comedic approach with gender-switching, and the last iteration will be a new script, using the original scene as an inspirational springboard.
The exhibit will open August 11th, 2020 at the Kunstraum im Engländerbau in Vaduz (Liechtenstein), then travel to Haus am Lützowplatz in Berlin (Germany), the Bildungshaus St. Hippolyt in St.Pölten (Austria), and the Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Kultur- und Landesgeschichte Schloss Tirol.
I am thrilled to be a part of this unique project, as it forces me to reflect on my creative process, how I use my imagination and how I go about finding ideas. Many discussions with my team are happening!
Dagmar Frick-Islitzer – Executive Producer
Christiani Wetter – Co-creator, writer, actor
Nicolas Biedermann – actor