I interviewed interdisciplinary artist Ivana Müller while she was in New York presenting her piece “While we were Holding it Together” at the “Crossing the Line” festival . She expands on her very clear conceptual approach to performance.
About the Artist:
Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts. She grew up in Croatia but most of her life lived and worked as a foreigner.
Müller’s dance and theatre performances, installations, text works, video-lectures, audio pieces, guided tours and web works have been presented in venues and festivals such as Rotterdamse Schouwburg, STUK Leuven, brut Vienna, Frascati Theater Amsterdam, Kampnagel Hamburg, La Villette Paris, Wiener Festwochen, Theatertreffen Berlin, DTW New York, National Museum of Singapore, Saddler’s Wells London, Springdance Festival Utrecht, HAU Berlin, Centre nationale de danse Paris, Kaaitheater Brussels (for a more extensive list of works and venues please look at the page WORKS).
Some of the recurring subjects in Müller’s work are body and it’s representation, self-invention, place of imaginary and imagination, notion of authorship and the relationship between performer and spectator.
In 2007 Müller received the Charlotte Koehler Prize from the Prins Bernhard Funds (NL) for her œuvre, as well as Impulse Festival and Goethe Institute Prize for her piece While We Were Holding It Together.
Ivana Müller is one of the founding members of LISA (2004 – 2009), a collaborative production and discursive platform based in Amsterdam.
Ivana Müller lives in Paris and Amsterdam and works internationally.
Thank to Dance New Amsterdam for the space for the interview.
Produced by Marlon Barrios Solano