Susan Ploetz

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Susan Ploetz (US/DE) is an artist-researcher working with somatics, theory, writing, performance, 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 live simulation, game design and play as decolonial story-making to allow for individual agency while creating decentralized community.

She has presented work at such institutions as the Berliner Festspiele, Oude Kerk, Sophiensaele, ABC Art Fair, Rupert (Vilnius), Documenta 13, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo), and Performa. She has been a guest artist/teacher, lectured or given workshops at Universit
ä t der Kunst Berlin, Gerrit Reitveld Academie, Piet Zwart Institute, the DAAD, the Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), SUNY Buffalo, and the Dutch Art Institute.

Susan Ploetz
conducts artistic research through somatic role play

Susan Ploetz (US/DE) is an artist, somatic consultant and live action role play (LARP) designer. Her work is multidisciplinary and deals with bodymind-technology interactions, imagination as interface, perceptual expansions, procedural expression, and emancipatory emotional dissonance. She has presented work, spoke or taught at Martin Gropius Bau/Berliner Festspiele, Universität der Künste Berlin, The Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), Sophiensaele, ABC Art Fair, Dutch Art Institute, dOCUMENTA (13), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and Performa amongst other venues. 

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