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Isabell Spengler

Contributor Type: Artists

Isabell Spengler (Berlin) is an artist working in the field of Expanded Cinema. In her works she examines social and media-technological changes, gender constructions and power relations in everyday situations. Inhabiting a world of self-designed costumes, props, language, logic and time-structure, her fantastic looking protagonists struggle to fit in, appropriate, transform or just live in the real environments they encounter. Since 2006 she has created a series of conceptual films and installations, analyzing and mediating the construction of imaginary worlds in dialogues with other artists. Her award winning works have been presented worldwide at festivals and in exhibitions since 1998, including solo exhibitions in Berlin, Toronto and Los Angeles. She has taught experimental film, media art and performance as a lecturer and as a guest professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, the University Potsdam, the Amsterdam University of the Arts and currently teaches at Bard College Berlin. She is a member of the feminist art collective Maternal Fantasies.//