Theräs R. Reich (Berlin)    Olivia Moura
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Theräs R. Reich was born in Aachen, Germany, in 1962. After completing her training as an upholsterer and interior decorator, she moved to West Berlin at the start of the eighties. At first, she mainly upholstered prototypes for various furniture designers such as Andreas Brandolini, Christoph Ernst and Stiletto. Later she specialised in light shields and set dressing, working as a set dresser for several TV productions. Today the occupation she trained for is no longer her chief area of activity, as she has moved on to producing creative surface designs for furniture, textile objects and one-off wall art pieces. In addition, she was a member of the Hanover-based "bbm" machine performance group which took part in various events throughout Germany such as at the Karlsruhe Centre of Fine Arts and Media Technology (ZKM), the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrueck, I-Camp's "Imago-die letzte Häutung" (Imago ­ the last molting) or - together with Judith Egger - the "Nomadenlager" (nomads' camp) at the Lothringer 13 summer festival in Munich.

Statement Theräs

During my stay at the Villa Waldberta I am responsible for the transformation of the "ordinary" truck into a mobile performance and exhibition space. I will take care of the design and construction of the tents, the mobile archive and the mobile stage. The archive will contain the art work created by the artists from ArtLab 1 as well as provide additional empty space that will be filled during the course of the journey.