anna.laclaque voice. video. performance. painting. The opera singer, pianist, painter and performance artist anna.laclaque works in   her performances with live electronics to alienate and multiplicate her voice and,   with the help of video projections, generates multimedia-based room installations.   Her artworks have the goal to initiate cross-border artistic experiments, and to   define new and unanticipated expression forms.   With a particular affinity to contemporary music the opera singer anna.laclaque   alias Annette Stricker performed in multiple leading opera houses, world premieres   (Sciarrino Macbeth, Mitterer Massacre) and international festivals (Paris, New York,   Bregenz). She was influenced by intensive collaborations with the stage directors   Achim Freyer, Trisha Brown, and Reinhild Hoffmann, with the music directors   Sivain Cambreling, Kasushi Ono, Beat Furrer, and Peter Rundel, as well as by   projects with the Ensemble Modern and Klangforum Wien.   2013-2016 anna.laclaque is member of the trio konkret-zu-abstrakt performing live   electro-acoustic music. Since 2016 she continues her collaboration with the   composer Ralf Haarmann. In the context of her more recent development into   experimental performance arts she works together with the photographer and live-  electronics musician Michel Lavignon. In 2015 she received an award by the   Braunschweigische Stiftung for the project “aria direction z”.   anna.laclaque uses her videos to generate paintings. The paintings are approxmiations of the video with random perturbations. The act of painting is documented by another video recording from which another set of paintings is generated. This iterative process of selection of video sequences and mutation by translation from video to paintings creates an evolution of forms. In each generation, the paintings get more distant to their starting point while generating novel often more abstract forms. anna.laclaque is convinced that the spectrum of symbols used for interaction and communication is far from being exhausted and that such an evolution of forms will extend our repertoire of symbols and the dimensionality of our interactions. Performance:  projektraum.bahnhof, Kleve. Phonofon, Frankfurt. einraum, Mannheim. bauchhund, Berlin.   Projekttheater Dresden. Schlegels, Dortmund. cuba, Münster. ort, Wuppertal. hörbar, Hamburg. Theater im Depot, Dortmund. zoo, Köln. Ruhrtrilogie, Essen. hole of fame, Dresden.   bedürfnisanstalt, Hamburg. Concordia, Enschede. Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig.   Opera:  La Monnaie, Bruxelles. Festival d’automne, Paris, Lincoln Center Festival, New York.   Schwetzinger Festspiele. Oper Frankfurt. Luzerner Theater. Steirischer Herbst, Graz.   Festival wien modern. Bregenzer Festspiele.   (c) photo: Michel Lavignon  (c) laclaque