Ivana Müller (Croatia/Amsterdam/Paris)
Ivana Müller is a performance artist/choreographer/theater director who develops her artistic work by investigating the issues of identity, rules, misinterpretations, logical or perceptional twists and language. In her artistic production she uses dance, visual arts, video and text writing, creating “bastardized” forms that reinforce precisely defined concepts.
Ivana Müller mostly makes pieces that are shown in the context of theatre, although she occasionally creates installations for galleries and museums or publishes texts.
In her recent work she explores the notions of self-invention and story-telling ... often working on the borders between fiction and reality.
IM studied literature in Zagreb, dance and choreography in Amsterdam and fine arts in Berlin. She is one of the founding members of the association LISA, an artists’ collective based in Amsterdam.
Selection of recent works
2006 While We Were Holding It Together (theatre piece/tableau vivant)
Sophiensaele (Berlin, DE), Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam, NL), STUK (Leuven, BE), Theater Kikker (Utrecht, NL)
2005–2006 Under My Skin (theatre piece/guided tour)
Performed at Monty (Antwerpen, BE), STUK and CC, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Festival a/d werf (Utrecht, NL), Frascati 1 (Amsterdam, NL), Beursschouwburg/Baines::Connective (Brussels, BE)
2004–2006 Structure Multifunction: LISA
A collaborative piece made together with other members of the association LISA: Nicole Beutler, Paz Rojo, David Weber Krebs and Hester van Hasselt. Based on sculptural module of Nicolas Floc’h, the piece was commissioned by Gallery W139 and Gasthuis Theater (Amsterdam, NL)
Amsterdam version: shown 2004 in Theaterfestival, Gasthuis Theater
Leuven version: shown 2005 in Klapstuk Festival, STUK
Vienna version: shown 2006 in Impuls Tanz Festival (Vienna, AT)
2004 List of Instructions/video choreography (video installation for 8 screens)
Shown in Gliptoteka for the occasion of the 21st Dance Week Festival (Zagreb, HR).
2003–2006 How Heavy Are My Thoughts (theatre piece/lecture)
Presented, among other places, at the Plateaux Festival (Frankfurt, DE), Gasthuis Theater, Something Raw Festival (Amsterdam, NL), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Monty, Dance Week Festival (Zagreb, HR), Mladi Levi Festival (Ljubljana, SI), Tants 2 festival (Tallinn, EE), Stuk, Vooruit (Gent, BE), Huis van Bourgondie (Maastricht, NL), Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine Saint-Denis (Paris, FR), Belluard Bollewerk International Festival (Fribourg, CH), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, TBA Festival (US), IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting), Theater Kikker, National Review of Live Art, (Glasgow, Scotland, GB), Anatomical Theatre Revisited Conference (Amsterdam, NL), Scenes Grands Ecrans Festival (Angers, FR), Le lieu unique, Festival Let’s Dance (Nantes, FR), Sophiensaele, Dance Theatre Workshop, (New York, US), etc.
2003 Lista uputa za galeriju pokreta (List of Instructions for the Gallery of Movement) (performance/questionnaire) Project commissioned and conceived for the 20th Dance Week Festival in Zagreb, performed in Gliptoteka.
2002 Lovely Performance (theatre piece/book/video)
Shown at the Gasthuis Theater, Dock 11 (Berlin, DE), Monty, Dance Week Festival, etc.