Nicola Unger

video - performance - installation - autobiographical - documentary

I am German. I am female. What is there to 'state' with or about art? What is there to manifest? Art is a personal, in my case multi-disciplinary, performative, idiosyncratic strategy to uncover what is unknown to me, to explain to myself what is going on in this world, to find out about how and which things are connected. Each project is different, I start with a sea of ​​open questions and ideas and a priori am hesitant to state a thing. Except one: without generosity, art is pointless.

FIRST PERSON PLURAL - Exploration of the multiple Selfs. Rotterdamse Schouwburg, zeitraumexit Mannheim. Support by V2
PHANTOM STORY - is a re-enactment of the true story of my landlady. In the 70’s she almost ran into Carlos the Jackal by coincidence and got drawn into a swirl of events of countries dealing with global terror. 2018, the landlady - Ulrike Schaz - and I recorded some scenes to be part of her documentary ‘Paris: Kein Tag ohne dich’ that was nominated for the Deutsche Dokumentarfilmpreis. Mousonturm Frankfurt, Frascati Amsterdam, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Zeebelt Den Haag, Risk Festival Amsterdam, Figurentheaterfestival Erlangen, Zeitraumexit Mannheim, Vooruit Gent, Pictura Dordrecht, Bellevue Theater Amsterdam, LP09 Barcelona, Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Hessische Theatertage Marburg, brut Vienna, CS Nijmegen, KS Den Haag, International Animation Festival Warsaw, BIAM PARIS 2013, Figurentheaterfestival München, KUKART St. Petersburg, FIMFA X Lisbon
AUDIENCE OF ONE - Performance manipulating and forcing the audience to participate. OCW Podium Rotterdam, Nutshuis Den Haag, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Bellevue A'dam, International Animation Festival Warsaw, Internationales Figurentheaterfestival Erlangen, Roodkapje Rotterdam, Goethe Institut Rotterdam
UNSERDEUTSCH - Performance about descendants from the German colonists in Papua New Guinea. Akademie der Künste Berlin, Internationale Keuze Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Zeebelt Den Haag, Societaetstheater Dresden, kampnagel Hamburg, Odysee HEIMAT Festival Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Internationales Figurentheaterfestival Erlangen, Figurentheaterfestival München
TRANSMISSION - Video installations about what is passed on between generations.TENT Rotterdam, Mediawall Theater Rotterdam, Cinedans Filmfestival Amsterdam, Hoogtij Nutshuis Den Haag, Winterlicht Schiedam
FUTURE ARITA - Short dance movie about the porcelain producing city Arita. Collaboration with Sato Endo. Egoshi House Arita Japan, Camera Japan Filmfestival