In her performances Katja Schenker focusses on palpating her own limits under a strong physical commitment. Katja Schenker transforms matter by devising situations in which her actions bring about fundamental change. Materials undergo modification, dissolve, merge and consolidate again. Enlisting strength and endurance to persevere until the action has reached its inevitable conclusion, Katja Schenker successfully conjures poetic images with specifically social and political traits. Their message remains ambiguous, however, because the inroads made on the system range from repressive to utopian.
1968 born in St. Gallen. Since 1999 Performances, Video, Installations, Drawings. Lives and works in Zürich.