Mariechen Danz

Mariechen Danz is a Dublin-born, Berlin-based artist whose work takes communication and the transmission of knowledge as its starting point, placing the body at the center of her practice. In sculptures, drawings, costumes and installations she calls into question the expressive capabilities and incapabilities of language, the legibility and hierarchy of signs, and the primacy of Western conceptions of reason.

Danz further activates her installations through staged vocal and music performances. The human body functions as the primary place of investigation for Danz’ work - the body as a metaphor, as origin and remains.

"Modular Glyphic System", 2011/2017
Mariechen Danz in cooperation with Genghis Khan Fabrication Co.
Photo by Aslan Kudrnofsky
Courtesy the artist