Doireann O’Malley, Prototypes II, The Institute, 2018

Omsk Social Club, Ouroboros (Unrealism), Kunstraum Kreuzberg, 2020

Running for 58 days over three venues including the website unrealism.live as part of the exhibition “Journey into Living Being” curated by Tilman Baumgärtel

Yana Eva Thönnes, Medusa Bionic Rise, The Agency. Photo Credit: Dirk Rose

Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] 

A still from 'Close Watch' by Pilvi Takala

Jessika Khazrik by Robert Sieg

Dildotechnotonics @lllecken 2018, by Souade Hervé

screenshot from Glut by Johanna Hedva

Tremble, performed by Jia-Yu Corti, Agata Grabowska, Thomias Radin, Thelma Sharma, DISAPPEARING BERLIN produced by Schinkel Pavillon, Supermarket at Jannowitzbrücke, Berlin 2021, Photo: Frank Sperling

A still from "Night Soil / Fake Paradise" 2014, by Melanie Bonajo

A film still from
“Fireflies (Lucciole)” 2021, Pauline Curnier Jardin


JP Raether hosts and directs the Live Art Forms program and teaches performative practices.

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Kerstin Stakemeier, professor of art theory, teaches two theory seminars.


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Tamara Antonijević organizes and co-hosts the program. She teaches expanded dramaturgy in the SOMA axis.


Visiting Artist Lecturers and Mentors

Coming from a variety of artistic practices and beyond, mentors advise students on their project development in individual mentoring sessions. They also share experiences from their field of practice and hold presentations as well as lectures.
Visiting Artist Lecturers organize and teach workshops that bring their specific professional knowledge and practices to collaboratively deveoped courses in the SOMA and TECHNE axes.




Alex Baczynski-Jenkins


Melanie Bonajo


Alice Chauchat


Stephanie Comilang


Valentina Desideri


Every Ocean Hughes


Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi


Sarah Friend


Johanna Hevda


Pauline Curnier Jardin




Jessika Khazrik


Doireann O’Malley


Anna Nowicka


Támas Páll


pawel PÁW MÈOW dudus


Omsk Social Club


Maria Francesca Scaroni


Simon Speiser


Jenna Sutela


The Agency / Yana Thönnes


Pilvi Takala


caner teker


Jelena Viskovic



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Live Art Forms

Performative Practices Master's Program

Live Art Forms – Techne, Soma, and Geos, © VOJD 2023

As a recently developed master's program, Live Art Forms aims to teach a contemporary understanding of performance art, not as a discipline in between the visual and performing arts. Instead, we speak of it in terms of an undiscipline — a plurality of performative and aesthetic practices situated in a multiplicity of public spaces, on digital platforms and networked infrastructures, rooted in and spawning from the social and physical body.


The program enables students to grow with us towards these complex individual, collaborative, or collective performative practices in the spirit of artistic research and experimentation. We intend to foster and care for a multitude of worldviews and identities, despite the challenges of the current political climate.



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lecture period: Monday till Friday, 7.30 a.m.-7 p.m. / Saturday  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

lecture break: Monday till Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Friday, 8 a.m.- 2.30 p.m.


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Please note that the opening hours may change at short notice. Current changes will be announced in time by e-mail, on the homepage and at the library entrance.


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