about katharina haverich

photo by Graz Diez
photo by Graz Diez

Artist Statement

In my performances we experience exceptional situations together with the audience. Participating in other artists’ shows allows me to be part of an international community, learn new methods and develop diverse visual languages. My main interest lies in transitional states: physical transformation and metamorphoses. Peculiar dreams and biographic states are my starting points. I draw from science and the news to connect with the state of affairs. My upcoming works will deal with nature out of control - with and without human interference. Subjects from the wild, untameable materials and misused devices create an uncanny atmosphere while touching the different senses. A much desired unpredictability of the elements’ behaviour and interplay lends a unique character to each presentation of a show. The manageable theatrical space will soon be left behind for vast halls and endless landscapes.

photo by Graz Diez
photo by Graz Diez

Katharina Haverich studied Acting at the European Film Actor School EFAS in Zurich, Theatre and Professional Practice at Coventry University in Coventry, England, and Theater Studies at Freie Universität in Berlin. She worked at Thalia Theater and Kampnagel in Hamburg as well as for The Wooster Group in New York. During three years of freelance work at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin she assisted Silke Bake, Tania Bruguera, Nevin Aladag, Okwui Enwezor, Omer Fast and Züli Aladag.

 

Katharina Haverich has been collaborating with the Argentinian artists Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez, !KF – Institute for Artistic Research, choreographer Martin Nachbar, Zentrum für Politische Schönheit and art label internil. She was selected for the mentoring program for emerging artists at Performing Arts Program Berlin. Her live art works show moments of violent, continuous metamorphoses and examine physical identity and emotional devastation. In 2018, she will present her first live art show "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" and collaborate with Christopher Hotti Böhm for a sonic performance art piece for a couple.


Grants

2018 - Project funding (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg) for "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" VR Installation

2018 - Artist in Residence at fleetstreet (Hamburg) with "He Wolf / She Man"

2018 - Artist in Residence at Schloss Bröllin with "Sequence of a Horse in Motion"   

2018 - Project funding (Berliner Senat) for "Sequence of a Horse in Motion"  

2017-18 - Initialförderung (Fonds Darstellende Künste) for "einfachAUFSTEHEN" (working title)

2017 - Goethe-Institut Research Grant for "He Wolf / She Man"

2017 - Artist in Residence at Centro Negra in Murcia, Spain, with "He Wolf / She Man"

2016 - Artist in Residence with internil at Flausen Young Artists in Residence, Oldenburg
2015-2018 - Mentee at Performing Arts Program, Berlin. Mentor: Maximilian von Aulock
2013 - FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico)
2010 - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

 

work (selection)

2018

_"He Wolf / She Man" Premiere at BAM! Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater in Berlin

_"Sequence of a Horse in Motion" live art installation debut in Berlin

_"Sequence of a Horse in Motion" VR installation (beta version) in Berlin

_Artist in Residence with "He Wolf / She Man" at fleetstreet in Hamburg

_Artist in Residence with "Sequence of a Horse in Motion" at Schloss Bröllin

_Workshop with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Mladinsko Theatre in Ljubljana, Slovenia 

_Workshop with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg  for the freshmen and -women of 2018

 

2017

_work-in-progress showing of live art show "He Wolf / She Man" at Mareschstr. 15 basement in Berlin-Neukölln

_Artist in Residence with "He Wolf / She Man" at Centro Negra in Murcia, Spain, supported by Goethe-Institut

_Performer in "Scholl 2017. 75 Jahre Widerstand" by Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Münchner Kammerspiele

_Workshop with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg  for the freshmen and women of 2017

_Performer in "Staatenlos" by internil at Vierte Welt and Theaterdiscounter in Berlin (Premiere: October 2017) 

_Initialförderung (Fonds Darstellende Künste) for "einfachAUFSTEHEN" (working title) with Martin Nachbar, Eva Plischke, Gabi Dan Droste, Lena Lux, Gaetane Douin, Marina Miller Dessau

_Performer in "Ich bin's, deine Schwestern" by Martin Nachbar and Gabi Dan Droste at fft in Dusseldorf and at Schaxpir Festival in Linz (Austria)

 

2016
_Artist in Residence with internil at Flausen Young Artists in Residence, Oldenburg
_Performer in "Glühende Landschaften" by internil at Theaterdiscounter Berlin. Part of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin
_Performer in "Ich bin's, deine Schwestern" by Martin Nachbar and Gabi Dan Droste. Premiere April 2016 at KinderTheaterHaus, Hanover. Invited to Tanzkongress 2016 in Hanover and think big #5 in Munich

 

2015
_Performance and Co-direction for "Glühende Landschaften" by internil – Verein zur Untersuchung Sozialer Komposition at Theaterdiscounter Berlin
_Berlin Diagonale (Tanz im August) Pre-Presentation of "Sequence of a Horse in Motion", live art installation by Katharina Haverich
_Lecture Performance for Institut für künstlerische Forschung at Schredder Theaterfestival in Hildesheim
_Lecture Performance for Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

 

2014
_Lecture Performance with Cesy Leonard for Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Neos Lab in Vienna
_Lecture Performance with Cesy Leonard for Zentrum für Politische Schönheit at Verein Berliner Künstler in Berlin
_Performer for "Kindertransporthilfe des Bundes" by Zentrum für Politische Schönheit in Berlin

 

2013
_Performer in "Dr. Faustus" at Teatro El Galéon in Mexico-City, Rutas Escénicas 2013 del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) grant.

 

2012
_Performer in "Occupation" by Nevin Aladag at Rampa Art Gallery in Istanbul
_Director of "Doing So Well (ManMadeMan remix)" for singer songwriter
Olivia Broadfield. Music video, HD, 3min. Istanbul

 

2011
_Performer in "M.31, K.62, K.85" by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers at Hebbel am Ufer Theater in Berlin.

 

2010
_Performer in "Dr. Faustus" by Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez at Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas in Buenos Aires, DAAD grant
_Performer in "Regenbogenblick" by Arto Sebastian. Music video, Super 8, 5min. Berlin

 

2009
_Concept and performance for "New Blond Woman", transformation project for the duration of four months at Freie Universität and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin