Johannes Deimling                 

  • .Don´t hurt me____________

    BBB Johannes Deimling uses everyday objects to create a living image (agierte Bilder) reflecting a society full of contradictions, sentimentality, stupidity, creativity and cooperation. Finding ideas and suggestions from the banality of daily life, Deimling transforms topics such as patience, will, war, religion and transportation into physical and poectical images. The artist’s head is often a focus in the work, as an integral part of a living sculpture or as material in a performance. Since 1988, BBB Johannes Deimling has worked as an artist in the fields of performance art video, installation, drawing and music. His work has been presented at events and festivals in Europe, Israel, Canada, South America and Cuba, a.o. at the ICA, London, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Stadtgalerie Bern, art Frankfurt, Center for contemporary art, Tel Aviv, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and as well on serveral international Performance Art Festivals like Interakcje, Poland, 7a11d, Canada, Performance Art Conference … . Since 1998, Deimling has devoted much of his practice to teach on performance art at various academic institutions including: F+F (Switzerland) since 1998 and the Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia, The Akademi for Szene Kunst in Fredrikstad, Norway. 2000 he founded PAS-Performance Art Studies, a workshop project for international participants realised in Canada, Germany, Israel, France, Czech Republic.