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Research interests

Claudia Kappenberg’s research focuses on moving image, live and interdisciplinary performance practices and screendance, as well as the historical and theoretical narratives which underpin these practices. She is concerned with visual literacy, performance philosophy and concepts of body-mind integration, and their exploration within cinematic, choreographic and performative practices. This work is framed by a wider interest in questions of representation, feminist discussions and contemporary debates on neoliberalist politics and their impact on the artist and artistic production.

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In her visual and performance practice Claudia Kappenberg draws on a background of dance and visual arts to create minimal choreographies which examine patterns of the everyday. The work is often developed for particular sites or reconfigured in their relocation to other sites and exhibited in the form of live interventions, gallery based performances or screen-based installations. The work has been shown in Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

Claudia Kappenberg is a founder-editor of the International Journal of Screendance and peer-reviews for a number of journals, as well as for research councils such as the British AHRC and the Canadian SSHRC. She undertakes consultancy for Screendance initiatives, juries on related film selection panels, and is regularly invited to speak at Screendance festivals such as in Buenos Aires, Limerick, Bordeaux, Brussels, Wuppertal, Basel, Bucharest, Freiburg. She has been guest lecturer at the École des Beaux Arts de Grenoble (France), Akademie der Künste (Munich, Germany) and Hazira Performing Arts (Jerusalem, Israel).

Claudia Kappenberg trained in Modern Dance, Butoh and Movement Analysis and danced professionally in Europe and New Zealand before coming to London in 1991.  She completed an MA Fine Art/Film and Video at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1998 and taught at Central Saint Martins and London Guildhall University until 2002. She worked freelance as videographer for Tate Modern, Tate Britain and independent arts organisations.


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Screendance
  • Performance art
  • site-specific Practices
  • Film Theory
  • Moving Image
  • Choreography
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Catherine Clément
  • Georges Bataille
  • Identity politics
  • Feminist theory
  • Uselessness
  • Sovereignty
  • Ritual

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Research Output 2006 2018

Shore Variations

Kappenberg, C., 2 Sep 2018

Research output: Non-textual outputDigital or Visual ProductsResearch

The Use of Uselessness

Kappenberg, C., 31 Oct 2018, Performing Process: Sharing Dance and Choreographic Practice. Blades, H. & Meehan, E. (eds.). p. 251-271 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Performance Practice

A Space Without A Use

Kappenberg, C., 16 Mar 2017

Research output: Non-textual outputPerformanceResearch



Kappenberg, C., 1 Mar 2017, In : Repères, cahier de danse. 38-39, p. 13-15 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access
Modern Gallery

Too much of the Self

Kappenberg, C., 29 May 2017, La syncope dans la performance et les arts visuels = Syncope in performing and visual arts. Dalmasso, F. & Jamet, S. (eds.). Paris, p. 75-100 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Performance Practice
Western Culture