DEUFERT + PLISCHKE /
A visual audio play
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Since Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke met in 2001 they did several
photo, video, text and performance works together. All the different
works deal in one or another way with gender issues. Deufert and
Plischke observe similarities in their (sometimes fictitious)
appearances as male and/or female ones. They research and dissect the
icons of socio-contextual strategies behind stereotyped appearances,
i.e. the social pressure that formulates a certain image with or
through assignments. deufert + plischke work with memories of the
different experiences and archives that led them both into a similar
field of interest. Within the use of different media (8mm film, DV
video, 35mm and 6x6 photography, digital sound) a strange appearance of
the twin couple's work gets close to questions of incest, melancholy,
homophobia, trauma and gender exchange
Voices: Kaethe Fine und Martin Hargreaves
The works, performances and pictures quoted in Directory were produced in collaboration with:
Breakthrough by means of collaboration into the unorganized area in the rear of the unknown, founded 1994 in Frankfurt by Kattrin Deufert, Beate Maurer and Manfred H. Wenninger.
Diskursive Poliklinik (DPK), founded 2000 in Berlin by Kattrin Deufert, Sylvia Sasse and Stefanie Wenner.
B.D.C., founded 1999 in Brussels by Alice Chauchat, Hendrik Laevens, Martin Nachbar, Thomas Plischke, working with J-B. Bonillo, Joachim Gerstmeier, Swantje Henke, Eva Hoerster, Erna Omarsdottir, Carlos Pez, Marten Spangberg, Arianne Talbi.
frankfurter küche (FK), founded 2002 in Frankfurt by Kattrin Deufert, Pirkko Husemann, Thomas Plischke.
Kattrin Deufert (*1973) works as director, author and video artist. She was founding member of Breakthrough and of Diskursive Poliklinik (DPK) Berlin. Under the label of frankfurter küche (Leipzig) Kattrin Deufert works since 2003 exclusivly with Thomas Plischke as artist twin "deufert + plischke" in several theatre projects, dia and video installations, as well as text and video publications. In 2000 she presented her doctorial theses at Freie Universität Berlin about "John Cage's Theater of Presence". During the 1990s she studied Theatre, Film, and Media Studies in Frankfurt.
Since 2001 she produced together with Thomas Plischke among other theatre works the performances "inexhaustible (RW)", "Directory" und "As if (it was beautiful)".
Thomas Plischke (*1971) works as director, author and video artist. He was founding member of B.D.C. Under the label of frankfurter küche (Leipzig) Thomas Plischke works since 2003 exclusivly with Thomas Plischke as artist twin "deufert + plischke" in several theatre projects, dia and video installations, as well as text and video publications. IN 1998 Thomas Plischke was awarded with the Phillip Morris Scholarship as "most outstanding Performer" und 2000 with the Tanz Förderpreis of the city of Munich. During the 1990s Thomas Plischke choreographed the solo works "Fleur", "Demgegenüber Borniertheit" und "l'homme A SORTIR AVEC son corps" as well as the gorup work "Events for Television (again)" and many more.
Since 2001 he produced together with Kattrin Deufert among other theatre works the performances "inexhaustible (RW)", "Directory" und "As if (it was beautiful)".