Image: karla kracht
On/Off, 2006 interactive video installation Mini DV, video camera installation view at Margarita Blue, Barcelona kulturserver-nrw.de/home/krach/krach/onoff/onoff.html
Karla is a German multidisciplinary artist, best recognised for her bizarre figures which she employs in drawing, animation, painting, video and small sculptures to caricaturize nowadays society and to propose speculative futures. They are basic elements for her installations and performances where she mixes genres, techniques and technologies.
Since childhood she is fascinated by the peculiar world of Eastern European marionettes and stop motion animation, which heavily influence her work. Constantly looking to widen her technical and conceptual tools, she investigates with every project into formal techniques and new topics.
She studied Fine Arts, Art history, linguistics and Media Arts in Germany, UK and Spain. She participated in international residency programmes in Europe, Asia and South America.
Since 2012 she forms a team with theatre director and dramaturge Andrés Beladiez, creating cinematic stage productions.
She In 2018 they have been awarded for the most innovative work at PUF Festival in Croatia and she received the STEP Grant from the European Cultural Foundation.
She is based in Barcelona, Spain and exhibits in festivals and art spaces worldwide.