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Julian Weber is a choreographer/dancer and visual artist. He studied at HBK Brunswick and Academy of Arts Vienna. 2013 he graduated in dance and choreography at HZT, Berlin. Since then he works intensively on spaces of interaction involving body, material and movement. In the last years he took part in several group-exhibitions, had different residences abroad and developed performances and exhibitions. He works with artists like Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz and Tino Sehgal and creates his own work on the intersection of visual and performance art. Over the last two years he was running an off-space in Berlin Wedding, where he started to organise the improvisation-format FightClub.
As a visual artist and choreographer I am interested in working with bodies and objects and modes of intersecting different presentation formats of visual and performance art. I was attracted to the immediate "liveliness", as I began to concern myself with dance. As a sculptor, I am still fascinated by the resistance of the material and confront this with the volatility of the dance. In my work, a formal and minimalist approach encounters vibrant, emotional and searching bodies. Often abstraction and narration are juxtaposed in order to create new layers of meaning. Thereby I always wonder how the encounter between human and sculpture is able to move the boundary between the alive and the inanimate body.
In das Feld (2014, Uferstudios), a preoccupation with the Bauhaus dances of Oskar Schlemmer, the formality of the Bauhaus was confronted with playful and manic bodies. In FORMEN FORMEN (2015 Sophiensäle) I choreographed 5 dancers (among others Meg Stuart, Peter Pleyer and Nik Haffner) in interrelation to minimal sculptures and investigated into possibilities of mutual shaping. In the tourist (2015 District) I confront the exhibition setting of the Berlin Art Prize with an amorphous and mobile stage-system consisting of dancers and sculptures.