The Art Of Deconstruction



Heike Schuppelius will be focusing on the tearing down process as an artistic strategy. Her research examines, in contrary to construction and creation of spaces and objects, their demolition. Working closely with engineers and demolition specialists, a workshop with students was held, developing one to one scale models of such a procedure with the use of various devices. Part of the result was shown as performance / installation on the balcony of the main art hall in Mannheim, DE, which has been recently tore down. Furthermore the „Script of demolition“, a book about the archive and work of the demolition specialists was recently published.

Heike Schuppelius, is an architect and artist based in Berlin. She studied architecture and scenography in Berlin and London. Her city studies in Marseille, New York and Cairo received several awards. In collaboration with Sasha Waltz she realized set-designs and video works, for p.e. KÖRPER, S, (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz) and MEDEA (Staatsoper Berlin). Her latest works were shown on the Warsaw Autumn, the Athens Festival, in Dresden Hellerau, Garage Istanbul, Berliner Festspiele and the Natural History Museum, Berlin.
Heike Schuppelius teaches as a professor at the University of Arts and Design HfG/ ZKM in Karlsruhe.

Heike Schuppelius