Foyer | 22:00 – 22:45 Sunday 24 September
Parts of FACELESS open another layer: the anonymization in the light of increasing surveillance of our public spaces. US president Trump and his country are the major force behind the increasing surveillance.
Thus FACELESS is a real-time deconstruction and manipulation of Klaus’ own face in random alternation with Trump´s face. The mainly real-time generated sound plays and manipulates his infamous inauguration speech, ending with “… we will make America great again”.
For over two decades the media artist, director, choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier has created innovative works with new media in the arts of entertainment, music and installations, acclaimed by critics and the public.
His inter-media performances and works are shown at festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia.
He has worked with dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.P.P Dance Theater Frankfurt) .
He has composed for ensembles such as Kronos Quartet, Philharmonics Chamber of Germany, Chicago Art Ensemble, Balanescu Quartet, among others.
Since 2006 she has been teaching at IUAV University in Venice / Italy, from 2013 also at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca / Romania, teaching interactive arts and shows.
In 2005 and 2008 she teaches as an adjunct professor at the Webster University Vienna. In 2010 and 2011 he held choreography and new media at the National Academy of Dance in Rome. From 2006 to 2014 he is a member of the jury of the international "no ballet" choreography jury in Ludwigshafen / Rhein, Germany. He provides lectures at universities and international institutions.
He lives in Vienna, Barcelona and Venice.