September 11, 2017

Karla Kracht Brings “:roundabout,” Addressing Coincidence

Karla Kracht is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Barcelona. She creates theatrical performance and installation pieces through her comic-like drawings, animations, miniature hand-made objects and collaborations with theater and dance companies.

“:roundabout” is an animated theatrical mini-object and media art installation about the non-quantifiable. The installation uses rotating platforms and Kracht’s miniature hand-made objects and characters to take the viewer through a series of nightmarish sequences. In Kracht’s created world, nothing seems possible, and viewers’ shadows melt with everything around them in a chaos of interwoven, apparently unrelated situations.

Kracht explores the mysterious nature of the universe through her work, often using humor to address paradoxes in contemporary society. She is the co-director of a live theater animation performance piece that addresses the distribution of power in the 21st century. Last year, she had a residency at Pier-2 Art Center in Taiwan, where she developed “:roundabout.”

Check out a preview clip of “:roundabout” from her blog about her Pier-2 work here!