Jasmin Schaitl is an artist and performer with a visual arts background. Her work mainly includes performance, as well
as video, photography, installation, and drawing; and focuses, primarily, on time, both actual and perceived, and the presence or absence of the body.
She creates solo works, as well as collaborates with performing and fine artists to create interdisciplinary group performances.
Her work consists of clear and minimal performances, which allow the performer, as well as the audience, a sharpening of focus to reveal details of the performance.
One of her interests, is to let the public witness time. Working with: stillness, slowness, repetition and simplicity, her goal is
to visualize the potential of each action by reducing it to a minimum. Instead of constructing narratives, she bases her actions on the simplicity of specific, repetitive, and slow movements.
In 2015 she started implementing, focusing and working with choreography and contemporary dance from a conceptual perspective, mostly collaborating with dancers and sound artists.
Jasmin graduated in 2012 from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where her theoretical and artistic diploma analyzed modes of representation of performance art. The remnants and outcomes of her solo performances are important
aspects of her work and often culminate in installations.
She has performed, exhibited, led workshops, and organized in Europe, the US, the UK, Central and South America.
She performed solo-, duo- Performances and directed group Performances at the KAAI Theater (Brussels), Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Ex Teresa de Arte Actual (Mexico), KINDL–Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Berlin), Freies Theater Innsbruck (Innsbruck AT), KUMU Art Museum (Tallinn), PLATO Gallery (Ostrava CZ), Tartu New Theatre (Tartu, Estonia), TENT (Rotterdam), Forum Landi (Belém, Brasil), Galerie Bildraum Bodensee, Bildrecht (Bregenz), das weisse Haus (Vienna), Sanatorium Gallery (Istanbul), MIXER Gallery (Istanbul), VOX Populi Gallery (Philadelphia), among others.
She participated in international Festivals such as:
Performatik Festival, Brussels biennial of Performance Art (Brussels BE 2015), Traducir en acción: dibujo en proceso (Mexico MX 2015), frisch eingetroffen at zeitraumexit (Mannheim DE 2016), TA Lärm Begehungen No13.
(Chemnitz DE 2016), CREATurE live art (Kaunas LT 2016), Tinderbox Series at Mobius (Boston US 2015), Tempting Failure (Bristol UK 2014), PERFEX Galeria Raczej (Poznan PL 2014), Dimanche Rouge (Tallinn EE and Helsinki FI 2012/13), IPA - Platform for Young Performance Art (Istanbul TR 2013), MPA - Month of Performance Art (Berlin DE 2012/13).
collaboration w/ Bilwa
Since July 2013, she has collaborated with William "Bilwa" Costa (US) in an ongoing series of performances, workshops, exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects, that explore the correlation between, and the potentials of; transformation, alteration, duration and ephemerality.
They have given workshops, exhibited, performed and led group projects in theaters, galleries, project spaces, studios, universities, and in public spaces, in Austria, Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Mexico and the US.
Together they have founded Collaboration: interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit in Performance- und Kunstprojekten.
collective 三 (3)
In March 2014, she formed a multi-disciplinary collective named collective 三 (3), together with Akemi Nagao (JP) and "Bilwa"(US). In 2014 they have developed movement-sound-action (premiered in March 2014, Echo Berlin) and III (1), which premiered in March 2015, at Performatik Performance Art Biennal, at the KAAI Theater, Brussels.