Jana Kerima Stolzer


The interweaving of the human being with his technological environment and the accompanying emotional demands are the starting points for the installations and performances of Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten. The research-based content is processed through abstracting narratives and scenic moments within the installations: Text fragments, sound, objects, and performative elements form narratives which, based on phenomena of the present, suggest alternative ways of looking at things and dare to take a speculative look into the future.
Since this year, the duo has been working on infrastructure and logistics, the increasing digitalization and possible narratives that can occur in and around logistic hall complexes. In addition to changing working environments in which people move, they are researching in the context of new developments in applicable innovations for human-machine interaction.

Lex Rütten and Jana Kerima Stolzer have been working together as a duo since 2016. They realized their first joint projects during their studies at Kunstakademie Münster and Düsseldorf. In recent years, the two have developed scenic installations at the interface of exhibition space and stage, including recently for the “Cabin Crew Night” of the Ruhrtriennale (Bochum), at Museum Folkwang, (Essen), at Dortmunder Kunstverein and for Atelier, Pact Zollverein (Essen).