Siegmar Zacharias

Siegmar Zacharias is a performance maker, researcher, curator. She explores the politics of alienation and intimacy in embodied thinking/being with matter and matters in collaborations with humans and non-humans. Her work has been shown internationally. It develops formats of performances, installations, discursive encounters dealing with questions of agency, ecology of artistic practice, modes of visceral rationalities. Learning from uncontrollable materials like, smoke, slime, swamps, earthquakes, the nervous system Zacharias is working towards a posthuman feminist poet(h)ics. Zacharias studied philosophy und comparative literature in Berlin (FU) and London (UCL) and performance at DasArts Amsterdam. She teaches internationally and is a regular guest lecturer at DOCH Stockholm, HZT Berlin, Bard College Berlin. Since 1993 she has been working on non-violent communication strategies with workers’ representatives. She is a Phd candidate at Roehampton University on a AHRC TECHNE scholarship.