Kirstin Burckhardt

You are not alone… ever 2020

Installation, 4-channel sound in site-accompanying space

22:22 min

Synapsis, epigenetics, transformational power, neurotransmitters, synaptic gap to be bridged by messengers, un(-)learning

Artist bio:

Synapsis, epigenetics, transformational power, neurotransmitters, synaptic gap to be bridged by messengers, un(-)learning

Kirstin Burckhardt (b. in South Africa) is a visual artist combining video and performance with sound and spoken word. Critically drawing upon her training in psychology and neuroscience, her
practice continuously questions what defines a body as a locus of relationships. Her artistic re-search focuses on interpersonal space as a locus of sensitivity in favor of empathy,
transgenerational trauma, and the power of imagination.

She studied fine arts in Hamburg (Germany), Lyon (France) and Hangzhou (China). Simultaneous-ly, she obtained her masters-level degree in psychology at the University of Hamburg. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions at KINDL Berlin-Centre for Con-temporary Art, KAI 10|Arthena Foundation, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Fes-tival of Future Nows 2017 and the Goethe Institute LA (USA) and Sofia (BUL). She has
collaborated closely with performing and visual artists from China, Sweden, and Colombia and has received working grants by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), the Goethe Institute Bogo-tá, and the city of Hamburg’s ‘Elbkulturfonds’ and ‘Arbeitsstipendium’ (working grant).