Britta Lieberknecht took Art‘s Intensive Course at the Gymnasium parallel to her dance study. She started to explore the connection of visual art and dance. During her professional life she found increasingly more forms of that relationship. She created drawings/ paintings, sculptures, films and installations for her dance performances. The Museum of Sculpture Glasbox Marl presented the performance KANGA- FUCKIN- ROO in the program „Grenzgänge 2004“ and showed the installation resulting from the process of the performance in a subsequent Exhibition. The transition from performance to exhibition was made.

Since 2001 she develops drawings sperately from her dance pieces. She draws movmement. Britta sees drawing as a dance with the drawing materials, originating from inner dynamics like breathing, body sensations, rhythm, listening, touch, perception. She avoids the straight line and the geometric form, or any other clear form, to have the image represent the moment of movement itself, pure movement without a hold or arrival, often an explosive moment of genesis or a balancing. The colours she hears as sounds, bringing them together to a complex music. Since 2016 she presents drawings and solo dance together in exhibitions. Both are shown as seperate but closely related works.

STUDIES

2016 Member of the Performance Lounge „Von Sinnen“, Kulturforum Alte Post Neuss/ Städtische Galerie
2014 Performance to „Krisenhocker“ by Reni Scholz, Exhibition „Media“ in the Künstlerforum Bonn
1980/81 Projects at the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf ( painting and motion) and at the German Film- and TV-Academy Berlin ( film and dance)
1980 Film by Monika Vogel „Red and Blue- Own Speed“ (25 min.) 16 mm about the dancesolo „Spinning Dance“ by Britta Lieberknecht related to the Architecture of Sharoun
1977-79 Equivalent to Bachelor of Arts in Düsseldorf with Beuysdisciple Sigrid Schwarz
continued with autodidactic studies

EXHIBITIONS

2003 Kanga-Fuckin-Roo
Museum for Sculpture Glaskasten Marl, Program „Grenzgänger“
Installation with videosculpture and colourpigments
2004 Drawings to the dancepiece "Procession" by Nik Haffner/ Thomas Mc Manus, presented at the Brotfabrik Bonn
2005 Drawings to the dancepiece "Baud" v. Rodolpho Leoni, presented at Pact Zollverein, Essen 2006

FILMS

1980 "Gold" Super 8, Perfromance annd Film in Venice, Italy
Camera: Mathias Schwerbrock
1981 Crocodile Boxing Day, Super 8
Camera: Detlef Klepsch
1995 Barbiehypnose, Videofilm, Camera: Gerrit Busmann
Commissioner and performer of " Muybridge-Dances" by Mathias Schwerbrock, 10 min. b/w Videofilm
2001 7 Videofilms/ Installations in Australia's desert landscape, Camera: Britta Lieberknecht
Videosculpture from 8 Barco Monitors with 8 videosequences (70 min.), Camera: Britta Lieberknecht
Teatree Meditation / Rundschwenk Weetootla / Walking the Line / Kangaroos / Running Totem / Jumping Totem / Fußmalerei / Hand Totem
2006 KARIJINI SONG Videofilm, Camera: Britta Lieberknecht, Editing: Britta Lieberknecht/Gerrit Busman

 

Several Films were presented at VIPER Luzern (CH), Festival Charleroi Danse (B) und Video Dansa Barcelona (ESP)

DRAWINGS

2003-09 ca. 200 drawings/ paintings about motion

INSTALLATIONS FOR THE STAGE

1986-89 DINOSAUR
Dance- Slideprojection-Motion-Performance
3 manually moved and soundsteered slideprojectors, fotos by Max Hudson projection and animation related to the scenes on a tryptich of screens
1991 BOMBSVILLE
installation from furniture, household articles and clothing, destroyed and transformed during the performance
1992 GUT HOLZ
installation with 2 chipboards and wooden chair, which is destroyed. Theme: body and square presented in the cultural program of documenta IX
1993/94 KUNSTRASEN
computerized stage decor as sound installation
8x8 m green outdoor doormatts and chipboards. Theme: body and square
1995 MUYBRIDGE-DANCES
Commissioned film MUYBRIDGE- DANCES, theme: body and grid
1995 IRXSPROCKS HORIZON
vectorial geometric system, theme: body and cube
1995 BARBIEHYPNOSIS
set with filmprojection, theme: body and morphing form
1996 PRESS THE TROMBONE PLAYER
installation from lightbulbs by light artist Michael Vorfeld, theme: body in excerpts
2001 KANGA- FUCKIN- ROO
Farbpigmente, flüssige Farbe, Videoskulptur aus 8 Barco Monitoren, Rauminstallation
Thema Körper und Farbe
2003 EARSIGHTED
installation from stools related to the space allowing the audience 4 different viewing perspectives of the performance. Theme: perspective of perception
2006 TREMBLING/ VIBRATO
body and object: wooden table
theme: boundness of the body to the object
2007 FUNKY WALTZ
coloured lspaces, theme: the diffuse space
2008 VIOLINE DANCES
Perfomance in a medieval building
theme: medieval architecture
2009 TOUCH AND TEAR
Concept for tearing cloths and projection of drawings on the body
theme: eros