D:
Balz Isler (*1982),
Performer, Künstler und Denker, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.
Er studierte an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg,
in Zeitbezogenen Medien bei Marie-José Burki und Jeanne Faust.
2011 diplomierte er mit Auszeichnung und erhielt das
"Stipendium zur Förderung des künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen
Nachwuchses der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg" und wurde der
vierzehnte Stipendiat bei "Junge Kunst in Essen" am Kunsthaus Essen.
Balz Isler bewegt sich in der Komposition von Klang und Raum, in
Installationen und Performances, in denen er sich mit der heutigen
Clip, - und Dokumentarkultur beschäftigt. Er sammelt, überlagert
und ordnet neu um, und versucht mittels unterschiedlichen Medien
neue Zusammenhänge zu knüpfen. Sie in die "Echtzeit" zu übersetzten
(Paul Virilio), um allenfalls auf neue Bewegungen zu schließen.

EN:
Balz Isler (*1982),
is a thinker, musician, performer and stimulator. Visual and acoustic fragments are rearranged to form new relations through strategies of assembly, repetition and projection. With the application of voice and its digital replica, Balz Isler communicates personal thoughts about the “world behind the world” embedded in the images. His artistic work entangles the physical and subjective experience with the flood of digital images in abstract ideas, which implicate an endlessness of subjective perception, experience and navigation.

 

 

PAST WORKS

2017

 

2017 |C.O.P.S.
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Group/Collective exhibition

2017 | From an Operational Point of View
Galerie Conradi, Brussels, Group exhibition

2017 | online review by Penny Rafferty
www. aqnb.com ,
online review

2017 | Tapemosphere#26 - before sunset
Lothringer13, Munich, Soundinstallation

2017 | Boyz in the wood - shadow over Brussels
Villa Empain, Brussels, Performance/residency

2017 | Tapemosphere#26 - before sunset
Lothringer13, Munich, Soundinstallation

2017 | Forgotten friends- a gray or maybe purple safari
Sci-Fi street opera, Copenhagen, Performance

2017 | Art Rotterdam
Art Fair, Galerie Conradi, solo

2017 | Promotion presentation
NGBK, Belrin, Video installation

 

2016

 

2016 | Les Urbaines
Museum Arlaud, Lausanne, Group exhibition

2016 | Eine kalsische Tarødie
Elektrohaus, Hamburg, solo exhibition

2016 | Daily Gestures "one month online-residency"
X-temprary.org, Digital drawings

2016 | SoundArt
WDR Cologne, Performance

2016 | Theater der Dinge
Schaubude, Berlin, Performance

2016 | J:F:K:B:I "Wide open"
Maximiliansforum, Munich, Performance

2016 | Publication Release
News paper, Galerie Conradi

2016 | Art Fair"Galerie Conradie"
Spinnerei, Leipzig

2016 | Anti-Cab "Art-Werak"
Berlin, Performance Taxi

2016 | cops air"Radio Archipel"
Hamburg, Wilshelmsburg

2016 | Schwerer Mut - Leichter Spott
Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Performance / Group exhibition

2016 | Zeichnugsräume
Künsthalle Hamburg, HD-Video / Collection exhibitio

2016 | Tapemosphere#25 "Silverstar"
Galerie Skolska28, Prague, Exhibition

2016 | Anti-Cab"Galerie Week Belrin"
Performativ cab service, Belrin, Performance-Service

2016 | LOL Katzen und rasierte Nationaltränen
Trikot, Basel, Performance/ Exhibition

2016 | TWILIGHT
Savvy Contemporary, Belrin, Performance

2016 | BOYZ IN THE WOODS - Ejacu
Friction, Gessnerallee, Zürich, Performance

 

2015

 

2015 | Endzeit iNIKE
Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, Soloexhibition

2015 | Art demo day
Ruttkowski;68, Cologne, Group exhibition

2015 | AL_S ODR GAR.N/X
Friction, Gessnerallee, Zürich, Performance

2015 | depress&expand
Ludwig Forum Aachen Performance

2015 | Boyz in the woods "A garden retreat"
Gastspiele Zürich, Performance

2015 | Boyz in the woods "Late Night"
Burg Theater, ImPulsTanz, Vienna

2015 | Tapemosphere#24
Theater Bremen, Installation

2015 | Realtime R.i.P
Pact Zollverein, Essen, Performance

2015 | Boyz in the woods
AuA wir leben , Bern, Performance-Festival

Feb. 2015 | Le Guide
Videonale15, Bonn, Performance

Jan. 2015 | Boyz in the woods "Sunsational circle"
Sophiensäle, Tanztage Berlin, Performance

 

2014

 

Dez. 2014 | -
Hamburg, INDEX

Nov. 2014 | Untitled
Kunstverein Dortmund, Performance

Nov. 2014 | Tapemosphere#23
Odessa, Galery Max

Okt. 2014 | European month of photography
WW48, Berlin, Exhibition design

Okt. 2014 | Radar
Tape-Composition for a theater pice

Sep. 2014 | Turns out my terrifiying unicorn maght be made of dog hair !
KIt Düsseldorf, "Die Ausstellung",Performance

Jul/Aug. 2014 | Resitency - Canale Grande
Kunstvereine Ruhr

Jul. 2014 | TheViedeoMovement
Flutgraben Berlin, Research and Lecture with Jo Zahn

Jun. 2014 | Boyz in the woods
Boy Band research

Jun. 2014 | Gaps of wonderland
Art Basel Salon, Lecture performance

May. 2014 | Untitled performance
Praha, Gallery Ferdinand Baumann

Apr.. 2014 | Altar-now
Hamburg, Westwerk, Gewux, Video-tableau

Apr. 2014 | ( _ ) Mixed media lecture
Zurich, Stomereien - Festival

Mar. 2014 | Balz vs. Isler
Hamburg, ATP, Solo Exhibition

Feb. 2014 | ( _ ) Lecture performance
Munich, Kunstraum München

Jan. 2014 | Spatiotemporal
Hamburg, Kampnagel, MixedMedia/Dance piece

 

2013

Okt. 2013 | Black Box Observer Studies1-10
Bern, Dampfzentrale, Int. festival for dance an performancet

Okt. 2013 | The picture and i
Zurich, Gastspiele-Festival

Okt. 2013 | Tapemosphere#22
Marl, Skulpturenmuseum Museum

Okt. 2013 | La Grotta / Performance about transitions
Zurich, Gastspiele-Festival

Okt. 2013 | Sermon 2.0
Zurich, Gastspiele-Festival, Catholic Church

Sep. 2013 | Performance #undecided#ensnared
Frankfurt, MMK Palmengarten, Hélio Oiticica

Sep. 2013 | Alienated Performance
Schaffhausen, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Jennifer Bennett

Aug. 2013 | Workshop
Basel, Haus für elektronische Künste

Aug. 2013 | Concert
Hamburg, MS Dockville, Black Princess

July. 2013 | Pictorial concert
Copenhagen, Jazz Festival, Harbo Bar

July. 2013 | Lecture Performance
Zurich, Corner Collage, Interventions2

July. 2013 | Pictorial concert
Copenhagen, Jazz Festival, Harbo Bar

June. 2013 | Group Performance
Basel, Oslo10

July. 2013 | Group Ehhibition
Basel, Oslo10

June. 2013 | Group Performance
Basel, Oslo10

May. 2013 | "Blue does not exist" - Tour
PragueBratislava/Brno, Boutique, Multiplace Festival

May. 2013 | 4 Days untitled
Berlin, Grüntaler9, Month of performance Berlin

April. 2013 | Planet Leiß/Janssen
Basel/Cologne, Group Exhibition

Feb. 2013 | Pictorial concert
Bonn, Fabrik/Kunstmuseum, Videonale14

Feb. 2013 | Tapemosphere#21
Bonn, GGK/Kunstmuseum, Videonale14

Feb. 2013 | Exhibition/Performance
Hamburg, Kraniche bei den Elbbrücken

 

2012

Nov. 2012 | Group Exhibition
Munich, Tanzschule Projects , Aber es bleibt eine Illusion

Nov. 2012 | Cherry trees and plutonium
Hamburg, Fleetstreet, Fukushima my love

Okt. 2012 | Solo Exhibition
Cologne, Boutique "Raum für temporäre Kunst", Krypta 2.0

Sept. 2012 | Soundscape#4519_Kunstverein St.Pauli
Hamburg, Kunstahalle-Baltic Raw/Open museum

July. 2012 | Performance
Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Ha
rbo Bar

June. 2012 | Pictorial Concert
Berlin, Osmotic Impulses Exhibition

May. 2012 | Solo Exhibition
Essen, Kunsthaus Essen, Scholarship exhibition, JEZ KOMMZ DICK

May. 2012 | Die Balz
Essen, Book/Magazine/Catalog/Publication

Apr. 2012 | Pictorial concert
Amsterdam, Frascati Theater, jeux de fras

Mar. 2012 | Lecture Performance
Essen, Museum Folkwang

Feb. 2012 | Nothing else than this
Book release, Edition 20/50, Darling Verlag Köln

Feb. 2012 | Sonnenaufgang
Berlin, Remise Müllenhof. Group exhibition

Jan. 2012 | Tanztage Berlin
Berlin, Sophiensaele, Pictorial concert

 

2011

 

Nov. 2011 | Tapemosphere#19
Cologne, hoiRaum/Boutique/King Georg. Tape- Installation, Happening and Performance

Oct. 2011 | Machthaber
Berlin, Savvy-Contemporary. Solo Exhibition and Performance

Sep. 2011 | Wirken durch das Werk
Leipzig, Westwek. Group exhibition by artist collective SKAM

Sep. 2011 | Grüsse aus Hu’ondugac
Zürich, "Gastspiele" Festival. A fictive travel documentary by Balz Isler and Signe Koefoed

Sep. 2011 | Stipendium "Junge Kunst in Essen"
Essen, Kunsthaus Essen. A nine month residency with exhibition and catalog

Aug. 2011 | NOW WE!
Berlin, Mica Moca. Exhipition and Performancenight presenting artists from Studiocollective Deck3


Jun. 2011 | Swiss Art Award 2011
Basel, Messezentrum Basel Halle 3.2. Part of the Curated Sculpture #4 "Souvenir" by Pedro Wirz

Jun . 2011 | Tapemosphere#18
Hamburg, Fleetstreet. Concert and Tape-Installation

Jun. 2011 | Contemporary Art Ruhr 2011
Essen, Zollverein

May. 2011 | Concert
Zürich, Dock18 Rote Fabrik.

May. 2011 | Iphigenie auf Tauris
Mülheim, Theater an der Ruhr. Music and Acting

Feb. 2011 | Diplom-Performance
Hamburg , Univeristy of Fine Arts Hamburg

 

2010


Dec. 2010 | Performance Lecture _ keep it real alder
Hamburg , "Folgendes" at the Univeristyof Fine Arts Hamburg

Sep. 2010 | Performance
Berlin, R20. Performance Concert evening wiht Momus

Sep. 2010 | DancePerformance
Copenhagen , R:R:E Festival. Multimedia DancePerformance with Signe Koefoed

Aug. 2010 | Concert
Berlin, Weisepuf. Installation. Concert togather with School of light

Aug. 2010 | Performance
Lotseninsel , Unmarked_Space Festival. Multimedia Performance

Jun. 2010 | LP3 a perspectiv of time
Berlin, Die Kunstapotheke. Installation Performance with Signe Koefoed

Jun. 2010 | Concert
Berlin, die Kunstapotheke.

May. 2010 | Radio Gagarin
Hamburg, Rote Flora. Electro-Acustic Soundscape/Concert

Mar. 2010 | Verborgene Feinde entwaffnen
Berlin, die Kunstapotheke. Exhibition of works by Balz Isler and Signe Koefoed


Feb. 2010 | Cuts Tapes Canvas
Hamburg, Musikhaus Karostar. Group exhibition

Feb. 2010 | Berlin Tape Release
Berlin, Staalplatt . Sampler by in-berlin-livingtape-artists

Feb. 2010 | Gruppo Elenco
Berlin, Die Kunstapotheke. Concert

Jan. 2010 | “zu Fuß”
Hamburg, Frappant. Group exhibition

 

2009


Nov. 2009 | Hüllen
Berlin, die Kunstapotheke. Performance exhibition

Sep. 09 | L`emotion motorique
Cologne, St. Mauricius church. Concert in the frame work of PLAN09


Aug. 09 | Camp Exodus
Berlin, Camp Exodus. Closure concert of the camp exodus

Jul. 09 | “abandoned places”
Berlin, Interflugs://Sommer Academy. Workshop in improvisation and urban performance


Jun. 09 | Experimentise 1&2
Berlin, die Kunstapotheke. Two days of live experimental music with Block Barley

Jun. 09 | Like Patuio DC2
Copenhagen, R:R:E Performance festival. Video installation

Jun. 09 | Ta”16
Copenhagen, R:R:E Festival. 3 hour concert with the 3B Crew

Jun. 09 | 1/6/60
Hamburg, Sticky Trace Company. Sound supervisor for dance theatre

May. 09 | “der Hamburger an sich”
Hamburg, skam ev. Group exhibition

Apr. 09 | Zusammenkunft
Berlin, die Kunstapotheke. Installation concert

Feb. 09 | Midway exams exhibition
Hamburg, HFBK

 

2008

 


Oct. 2008 | ein weiterer Balzvers
Berlin, la Farmacia del arte. Intallation concert

Sep. 08 – Apr. 09 | Like Patuio DC1
Berlin, Grunewald. Film project

Sep. 08 | Goli_79
Switzerland/Neukölln. A transmitted cottage concert


Mar. 08 | Rendez-vous central
Berlin, total art space. Concert with Knut Herrmann

Jan. 08 | Mein Dachbodenfreund
Berlin, total art space. A composition for 11 magnetic tapeplayers and voice.

 

2007

 


Sep. 2007 | InformaTon
Zurich, Kunstraum Walcheturm. A dance performance and interaction with sound installation. A co-operation with Paul Scheytt, Signe Koefoed and Gry Madsen.

Sep. 07 | Tapemosphere #15
Zurich, Cabaret Voltaire. exhibition. tape sound installation as a starting point for various actions with guests during one month.

Aug. 07 | Tapemosphere #14
Cologne, Exhibition – Tape sound installation in two rooms. One month.

Jun. 07 | 72 hours
Hamburg, Hinterconti. 3 days/3 rooms Exhibition/Happening.
1. room/day “Tango Hommage” Performance
2. room/day “Natrup-Hagen” Videoinstallation of one own dance movie
3. room/day “Brunch Ensemble” Concert


May. 07 | Tapemosphere #12
Hamburg, SKAM. Tape collage concert in co-operation with tape-performer, Rinus Van Alebeek.

Apr. 07 | Tapemosphere #9
Cologne, “Moltkere”i and “Raum für Kunst und Musik”. Group exhibition with activities in 2 exhibitions places. 10 days.

Mar. 07 | CFAM OPUS 3
Hamburg, Hinterconti. Tape collage concert in Tapemosphere#10 exhibition.

Feb. 07 | Let me be me
Hamburg, Hamburger Sprechwerk. Music composition for dance piece “Let me be me” (45 min). A Co-operation with choreographer Fiona Gordon.

 

2006

 


Nov. 2006 | Tapemosphere #8
Hamburg, Public construction space. Production and composition for tape dance performance for 3 dancer/performers

Nov. 06 |Tapemosphere #7
Hamburg, SKAM. Tape-installation.

Oct. 06 | Fat Crack / Anything goes
Hamburg, Hamburger Sprechwerk. Live music collage in co-operation with Alejandro Ramirez for dance performance based of improvisation principles for dance and music.

Sep. 06 | CFAM OPUS 2
Hamburg, Brandshof Festival 06. Tape collage concert.

Aug. 06 | Tapemosphere #6
Cologne, C/o- Pop - Music congress for electronic music. A Sound installation in co-operation with Béla Janssen and Hannah Rath.

Jun. 06 | Gartenhaus
Hamburg. Video work. Production assistant of Alexjandro Ramirez

Mar. 06 | Tapemosphere #4
Mannheim, Raum 2. Group exhibition with SKAM EV - Sound installation.

Mar. 06 | CFAM Opus 1
Hamburg, Hinterconti. Tape collage concert in Tapemosphere#5 exhibition.

Feb. 06 | 120 Stunden Grabserberg
Grabserberg, Switzerland. Working process over 120 hours with Béla Janssen. Production of a documentary magazine.

2006 | Galas
Hamburg, Wendenstrasse – art community. A serie of events introducing local artist in painting, music, writing and performance.

 

2005

 


Dec. 2005 | ZOOM
Hamburg. Video work.

Dec. 05 | Vögel (birds)
Hamburg. Video installation.


Nov. 05 | Business Class
Hamburg, SKAM. Theater production with four actors based on texts of Martin Suter (25 min.)

Dec. 05 | Wäscheleine /( Laundrycord)
Zurich, Public places. Paper lingerie on line at Christmas in the streets of Zürich.


Apr. 05 | Glam monster
Hamburg, Nobistor. Group exhibition. Portrait with pen/100000 dots on wall. (1/2 – 2 m.)


2002-07

 

"Modulations"
Hamburg, Zürich, Köln, Madrid. Re-compositions and sculptures of street-, elements and waste.

 

2001


Apr. 2001 | Der Schläfer /(The sleeper)
Zurich. Performances in public places. Showings of an intimate moment - a man sleeping in parks, bars etc. Recordings of the man’s thoughts and dreams on audio.

Feb. 01 | Heroes
Elm, Switzerland. Video Performance act, body painted as superheroes on military base in snow.

 

2000


Nov. 2000 | "Such a media and how to present myself"
Zurich, Spehere. Performance act based on self-idolism.

Jul. 00 | two for one
Zurich. Performance act. 2 people in plastic for sale at the Bahnhofstrasse
.

 

1999



Nov. 1999 | "no Title"
Zurich, DynamoGallery . Group Exhibition.