Rooftop Short, 2:56 TRT
Rooftop Sound Collage composed by Elise Kermani.
Concept, Performance, Video by Evelin Stermitz. Special credits to Maria João Salema.
A woman positions herself at a rooftop space within a ghostlike paradox situation. The open functional architecture provides a surface for experiments with a person in a usually abandoned area. As a platform, it is theatre space for uncanny moments in an urban context.
Evelin Stermitz works on media and new media art projects by using different media like photography, video and net, including installations and conceptual works.
The focus of art work is on gender based female and socio-cultural topics. The issues of projects are about gender, role models and the gap between man and woman referring to the theory of Jacques Lacan in terms of “the Other” and the performativity of the body by Judith Butler. An important task is the female body and the outgoing connection to created symbolic meanings of gender in history and nowadays. A main emphasis is on performative works. In media theory the main interest is on the representation and approach of the female body in everyday media and media art encouraged by Barbara Kruger’s work “Your body is a battleground.”
Study of Pedagogics and Media Communication (1996 – 1999) at the University Klagenfurt, Austria, completed with a master’s degree in Philosophy on the thesis “Imagoes of Dancing Women in Film” in the year 1999. Received a scholarship for the postgraduate study of Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, (Prof. Milan Pajk – photography, Prof. Srečo Dragan – video and new media) in the year 2004. Graduated with a Master of Arts degree on the thesis “The Female Body in Context of Media Art” in the year 2007.