ArToll Kunstlabor: Lutz Baumann and Alma Quintana

The visual artist Lutz Baumann and the choreographer Alma Quintana will be fellows at ArToll Kunstlabor in Bedburg-Hau in June 2015. For one year they have been working on the project Aparición that focuses on the body as a system, an object and a structure. One part of the project is the workshop Hybrid Practices … Continue reading ArToll Kunstlabor: Lutz Baumann and Alma Quintana

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The visual artist Lutz Baumann and the choreographer Alma Quintana will be fellows at ArToll Kunstlabor in Bedburg-Hau in June 2015.

For one year they have been working on the project Aparición that focuses on the body as a system, an object and a structure.
One part of the project is the workshop Hybrid Practices and the Inquiry of Time and Mechanisms of Memory that is open for students, artists and everyone engaged in art. After successful workshops in Mexico and Brazil it will now be held in Bedburg-Hau from 18 to 21 June.
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Alma Quintana is an independent artist involved with dance, movement and choreography. Her practice is mainly engaged with the research of experience as an individual and collective action and as a possibility to enquiry perception, body- mind relation and knowledge production.
She studied a BA as a contemporary dancer at the Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica y Contemporánea (ENDCC-INBA) in Mexico City and has collaborated with the artists Jihyun Youn (KR), Ana Trincao (PT), Pierre-Yves Diacon (CH), Alice Pons (FR), Sandra Gómez(CO). Quintana is part of the international project INTERFERENCIAS, which she co-coordinated in 2010 and 2012. In the second edition they published and presented the book Interferencias, El Libro/ The book.
She has presented her work in Mexico, Brazil, Germany and Vienna. Nowadays she continues her choreographic practice with the project Aparición, winner of the grant fund program Coinversiones Culturales (2014-15) to present it in different countries during 2015.

Lutz Baumann works as an independent artist in the field of photography, film and installation. He is interested in the paradoxes inherent in our future-based ideas of comfort and he explores the areas related to progress that remove from the individual a sense of belonging.
Captivated by the spiritual emptiness of his generation, he examine peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and their connections to larger surroundings. Interviews, historical research and excursions often become an important source for his final works. His complex and diverse practice questions the respective place of imagery examining how e.g. photography served to shape the notion of aesthetics, postures and social codes.
Through his installations he explores the consequences of a mechanical and consumer-based society on our collective consciousness. His installations look into technologies of image production and notions of surveillance, exploring the way different media apparatuses get employed in the service of power, resistance, and memory.
His work was exhibited in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Mexico and The USA.