Under the label Angie Hiesl Produktion, Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser present their interdisciplinary projects at locales distant to art in urban spaces.
The site-specific works temporarily transform public and private spaces in art venues.
Their artistic and performative interventions create new contexts, condensing local peculiarities and putting them in context to social phenomena. Thematically, their coordinates are to be found in the relationship between the human body and space/ architecture as well as in the relationship between humans and their respective
cultural, social, political, and global environment.
The human body is a central topic, with its confines and no limitations at the
same time. Hiesl’s and Kaiser’s original aesthetic means of expression as well
as their concepts turn out to be sensual provocations – an invitation to the
audience and to passers-by alike to take a new look at something we believed was
familiar, a re-arrangement of reality. They communicate their art in workshops
and lectures. The multi-award winning works are being shown globally.
Angie Hiesl, born in 1954, grew up in Venezuela, Perú and Germany, and has been
living in Cologne since 1975. From the 1980s onwards, the director, choreographer,
performance and installation artist has been presenting her interdisciplinary
works, having been awarded numerous theatre and arts prizes since then. She is
one of the first choreographers in Germany to exclusively develop site-specific
Her cooperation with Roland Kaiser began in 1997. Together, they
create and realize their projects which were shown at a number of national and
international festivals, often in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute. Born
in 1958, director, choreographer, performance and fine artist Roland Kaiser has
been living in Cologne since 1987, staging interdisciplinary performance projects
"Exploring visions of the future … The artist's ability to see problems from a different perspective and offer previously unheard-of solutions is vital to urban regeneration. Artists like Angie Hiesl in Köln, or Christo in Berlin, have created work which has challenged residents' ideas of their cities."
The Art of Regeneration: Urban Renewal Through Cultural Activity © Charles Landry, Lesley Greene, François Matarasso, Franco Bianchini, 1996 by Comedia/UK