Susan Ploetz (US/DE) is an artist-researcher working with somatics, theory, writing, performance, sound, simulation and live action role plays (larping) in different configurations. Her work deals with the overlapping spaces of soma and technos; she uses imagination, magical materiality, and protocol to induce emancipatory emotive dissonances and perceptual expansion. She explores body-centered game design and narrative-building play as co-creative world-making that develops individual agency within spontaneous, ephemeral, decentralized communities.
She has presented work at such institutions as the Berliner Festspiele/Martin Gropius Bau, Oude Kerk, Sophiensaele, ABC Art Fair, Rupert, Documenta 13, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Aoyama Gakuin University, Unsound, and Performa. She has been a guest artist/teacher, lectured or given workshops at Universität der Kunst Berlin, Gerrit Reitveld Academie, Piet Zwart Institute, the DAAD, the Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), SUNY Buffalo, ArtEZ, and the Dutch Art Institute.