Verena Lercher is an award-winning artist currently based in Berlin with a 15-year background in professional stage play, theatre ensemble work, and off-production performance.
She has ongoing collaborations with Susanne Fröhlich, Meinrad Kneer, Denzel Russell, Gerriet K. Sharma, Georg Kettele, and Mikołaj Szatko and had an intensive working relationship with Christoph Schlingensief, Anja Behrens, SØS Gunver, Anna-Sophie Mahler, Alexander Giesche, and Bram Jansen, Krystian Lupa.
From 2018 to 2020 she was a postgraduate student in exMedia at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM, DE). She pursued her Diploma Media Arts on Can AI do DAda?: Absurdity and Reference in the Arts with AI combined with the artistic work Autopoetry-Apparatus for Anti-Capitalist Advertisement Material: Sound Installation using Artificial Voice. Since 2021 she is engaged in the practice-based artistic research project on Sounding Out Identities of the Artificial Voice with Adrian Heathfield, P.A. Skantze, and Angus Carlyle (GB).
Her artistic work is engaged with the understanding of the (im)materiality of artificial voice at the sensual interface of body, space, and new media. By developing an aesthetic practice, she introduces artificial voice as a creative medium – a (real-time) artistic partner for the production of media-specific sonic and vocal „artifacts“ potentially detached from identifiable, cultural, social or historical references.
INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
KONTAKTE FESTIVAL 2022 at AdK, Hanseatenweg Berlin, Errant Sound Berlin (DE), Digital Culture as part of the Next Level Festival 2021, Zollverein Essen (DE), Funkhaus Berlin (DE), Spreehalle Berlin (DE), Kiasma Theatre Helsinki (FN), Künstlerhaus Graz (AT), steirischer herbst Graz (AT), Art in Public Space Graz (AT), FACYL: Festival for Contemporary Music and Media Art (ESP), Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage Cologne (DE), Deutschlandradiofunk: Narration in Media (DE)