JASMIN SCHAITL

2018 ]

Jasmin is a visual artist, pedagogue, performer and board member of the Angewandte Performance Laboratory and artistic researcher at DEMEDARTS project (funded by the Austrian Science Fund) both located at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 2019 she is a PhD candidate at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (PL). She received several international awards for performances and exhibitions presented in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Performance, sculpture, video and photography are media through which Jasmin explores the tension between presence and absence and intersections of materiality, haptics and memory. Since 2017 she is focusing her research on the intersection of presence, materiality, haptics and memory within a diverse understanding of performative practices. This includes the exploration of audience involvement, participation and objects or materials that are to be touched or are invisible. Jasmin examines how durational pieces and intimate one-on-one performance and installation settings affect and change the perception of time and space for an audience. Her goal is to raise individual awareness and heighten senses to perceive what is in front of us or within us, and what surrounds us. The aspect of perceiving time more consciously intends to provide a frame to be aware of a possible fullness within the emptiness, an appreciation of the unspectacular. This emphasises the underestimated meaning of beauty within details, through mere dedication on one matter.