Karla Kracht (Germany) is based in Spain and works internationally.
Since childhood, the peculiar world of Eastern European marionettes and stop motion animation fascinated her. They heavily influence the work of the multidisciplinary artist, best recognised for her bizarre figures. She employs these in drawing, animation, painting, video and small sculptures to characterise contemporary society and to propose speculative futures. The figures are the component elements for her installations and performances in which she mixes genres, techniques and technologies. She employs the handmade and technology, to create a unique visual language
With each new project, Karla investigates new topics and formal techniques. In this way, she constantly widens her technical and conceptual tools.
Karla studied fine arts, art history, linguistics and media arts in Germany, UK and Spain. She participated in international residency programmes in Portugal, Taiwan, Poland, Korea, Latvia, Spain and Germany.
Since 2008, Karla has been creating Live Cinema works that range between visual arts, comic, animation and object theatre. In 2012, she co-founded a collaborative project with theatre director and dramaturge Andrés Beladiez, creating cinematic stage productions.
Recently she investigates mystic aspects of human society, and imagines scenarios for a world in pre-singularity, where machine and human are on the same level and their myths and magic melt with each other.
Her award-winning work has been shown in 4 continents, more than 22 countries and over 50 cities, amongst others at Animateka Ljubljana, Alhondiga Bilbao, Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Georgetown Festival, Malaysia and Tabakalera San Sebastian, Spain.