Designing spaces can be approached in many ways: interpreting them, manipulating them, negating them, or completely reinventing them. This can be executed in an abstract or concrete manner, austerely or playfully, minimalistically or opulently. A space can convey constriction or expansiveness, can speak of the past or the future.
Every space conceals a story and every story is located in a place. But what kind of story is it? And: do I tell the story all the way to the end or do I leave room for the imagination of the viewers and users? With these questions and 1001 answers, I develop artistic ideas and design spaces for theatres, companies, restaurants and private persons.
Alone or working with architecture studios and workshops, I realise projects that vary widely in type and scale. From the research and planning to the finishing touches, with my network of specialists I make spaces for new working environments, living spaces and spatial installations. I create colour schemes and lighting designs, keep my eye on the costs and always have a hand in producing it myself – so that every detail is right in the end.
freelance stage designer for theatre, opera and festivals including the following:
Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg-Platz Berlin
Bayrische Staatsoper München
Thalia Theater Hamburg
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Collaboration with the following directors and others:
Schorsch Kamerun, Suse Wächter, Anna Bergmann, Hans Kresnik, Christian Weise, Tom Kühnel und Jürgen Kuttner
Studies in stage and costume design at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgartwith Prof. Jürgen Rose and Prof. Martin Zehetgruber
Studies in architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart
teaching at the Academy for Illustration and Design (AID) / Berlin in the department of scenography
Teaching at the Bauhaus University in Weimar/ workshops in the department of stage design and model construction