Lisa Stertz is an artist, who works mainly in the field of performance. She studied European Media Studies in Potsdam (MA, 2015), and under a New Artist Society Scholarship and a Fulbright Grant Fine Art Studio: Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives in Berlin.
“My performances are places of invitation and motion. I want to pick people up, invite them to get involved. I want to share my time with them, as they share theirs with me. If they notice that they are present with me and that I am not only present for them, I have reached this timeless claim of mine – for the moment. I prefer to touch people, instead of teaching them. If they can be-come aware of being alive, of feeling themselves through a way of communication I will have chosen for a performance, I succeeded. The word communication is key here since human communication became the central objective in my work. – I am thus inspired to design performances that lay out forms of encounter, rather than forms of exposition.”