Ulf Aminde’s personal encounter as the prerequisite for the artistic work process; a second is its contemplation in the sense of Bertolt Brecht’s Epic Theater. Although he inevitably works with other people as a director of theater and performance projects and films, for him it is the clash of his interests, expectations, and desires with those of the others that becomes the subject and core of his productions.
Alternatively as accomplice, rival, and/or companion of “people on the verge of a crisis,” like those that have an interest in the relationship of an individual to society, he develops images together with them that negotiate questions of identity, social roles, and, thus, his own position as artist.
Ulf Aminde shows:
Schamdruck, 2009, 11:19 min
Lust, 2007, 11:43 min
Welcome Home, 2006, 13:58 min
Weiter!, 2004, 9:17 min
Ulf Aminde (b. 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. His work was presented in the following solo exhibitions and theatre productions: Sehstück Volksbühne, Softskill Nationaltheater Mannheim (2009); Ruhe und Ordnung Jet, Berlin (2008); Strasse ist Strasse und keine Konzeptkunst Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2007); Survival of the Fittest Kunstverein Wolfsburg (2005). Selected group exhibitions: Urbi et Orbi Museum Paço des Artes, São Paolo, Un/Mögliche Gemeinschaft Shedhalle, Zürich, Playing the City Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 89/09 Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2009); Under Influence Kunsthaus Dresden, zwischen zwei Toden ZKM Karlsruhe, Gehen/Bleiben Kunstmuseum Bonn (2007); Von Mäusen und Menschen4. Berlin Biennale (2006).
Ulf Aminde’s web site: www.ulfaminde.com