Kattrin Deufert

Kattrin Deufert

Artist twin / Story catcher / Facilitator of participatory art spaces , 47 years old

Since 20 years, deufert&plischke work at the intersection of dance, society and media. Their work emerge from open processes where people build sensual and social fabrics based on memories and stories. Their work consists of choreographies, photographies, texts and videofilms and outreach the limitations of theater and dance and deal with individual participation and the social everyday in artistic processes. Their artwork are open communal rooms where people and things meet.

Amongst all of the questions that resonate with you about aging and growing old, which one seems the most essential for you that you would like to share ?

What connotations are associated with age in different social, cultural, and sexual contexts…

Share an image you find inspiring about aging.

Etel Adnan’s poem To Live in a Time of War

From your own experiences, tell us about a significant moment or event in your personal or professional life that shaped your perspective around aging.

My experience with elderly people during the “Liebestod” project, a collection of tragic love stories…

During our meetings last October, you imagined taking some first steps, the first actions. Can you remind us what they were? Can you tell us what happened when you put them into action?

If, in the coming months, you were given the time, energy and resources to set up a (new?) Project with our common questions at heart, what would it be?

According to your experiences and your expertise, where is the vitality, the curiosity, the strength to act in the face of the realities of aging?