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ARTIST
Masha Jaklitsch - Pauline Jaklitsch - Lilli Jaklitsch - Ulli Jaklitsch

dancer/choreographer,
poet,
visual artist,
linguist,
web programmer

   


>>> EXHIBITIONS:


UNDER THE SEA - META 1 > March 1st 2023 through April 30th 2023
UNDER THE SEA - META 2 > October 17th - 21st 2023 in the exhibition NEUE NAMEN in the Galerie Centrum in Graz / Geidorf organised by Kulturvermittlung Steiermark

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>>> BIO:


Masha Jaklitsch, also Pauline Jaklitsch, is an austrian artist and feminist from graz, who is based in vienna too. She does yoga since 2005. Having studied visual arts at the rietveld academie in amsterdam and physical theatre at the école lecoq in paris and estudis berty tovias in barcelona, Masha/Pauline/Lilli/Ulli FYI: I CHANGED MY NAME LEGALLY IN 2009 has got a university background in linguistics and languages in graz (BA), vienna and amsterdam (unfinished MA). In 2019 Masha did a 3-months internship at the TQW. Since 2022 Masha is with artist-led-space in graz in the margaretenbadviertel. More so, Masha lives in vienna again making it count here.

Artist statement Masha Jaklitsch (Pauline Jaklitsch): "I am from Graz and it is a city frequently referred to as a city with severe and still problematic historical ties to Faschismus and Nationalsozialismus and as somebody who grew up here subsequently having a decades long understanding of what it is to be fighting anti-democratic dynamics as well as having lived abroad for years, my opinion is that the only thing we have (in Graz) to counter discrimination and dehumanization is radical intellectuality and queer feminism. So often intellectuality remains the only thing standing between those who undermine meaningful approaches and life every day and those who strive to continue with democracy and the furthering of equality, most importantly women's rights and gay rights. I would like to also make for an awareness that I feel connected to people in this city who taught me an intellectual approach towards life, who brought me up to see through this faschist shit. To respect the human rights is a priority we have to re-establish on the political agendas of Austria and Europe, including that of the European Union."

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>>> Masha Jaklitsch Atelier:


Masha Jaklitsch Atelier - Info, Projekte & Archiv: click here!

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>>> ARTISTIC PRACTICE NEWS:


Regular living room synthesizer gigs recorded all to be equally uploaded in due time.

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Aktuelle Projekte / Current Projects:


UNDER THE SEA x SIGNS

UNDER THE SEA XMas




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>>> DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY:


Contemporary dance knows many approaches, different vocabularies and different aesthetics. Some can be intellectual, philosophical, mathematical, geometrical, emotional, poetic, random or governed by music. In Masha's choreographic practice thinking in or with movement plays a role as well as resolution. "Sometimes you dance or you see dance and despite it being difficult to describe in words - for reasons of complexity - you get to be with this feeling 'oh, now I understand, now I can continue.' I like that. Sometimes there are no words. All is dance. All is choreography. It is a language and thinking. It is communication." For Masha dance studies are an interesting field in this sense.



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Work on the choreography of UNDER THE SEA X SEARCHING FOR BLUEBEARD (Amsterdam)
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Work on the choreography of UNDER THE SEA X SEARCHING FOR BLUEBEARD (Amsterdam)
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Basis of the choreography of the Prelude in UNDER THE SEA X SEARCHING FOR BLUEBEARD (Graz)
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Basis of the choreography of the Prelude in UNDER THE SEA X SEARCHING FOR BLUEBEARD (Graz)


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>>> PAINTING / DRAWINGS / INSTALLATION:


Interested in the body and abstract painting with an exploration into combinations of colours and the dynamics that happen consequentially, Masha thinks painting as a universe to be seen from a multitude of viewpoints and would like to think perspective from yet to be described and imagined grounds building and questioning existing theories thereof, such as central perspective.

"In my drawing practice I mostly focus on the body and distinguishing it from, and making seen, the impact of its environment; like in yoga where you also become more aware of where you physically begin and end and what influences you can feel around you."

In her installations Masha focuses on three points: room, society, choreography. The minimal or abstract works are often complemented by a text or a narrative to illustrate the background. For Masha thinking about society is tied a lot to room; how we use room, how we share it and how much room we all can claim for ourselves. This also includes economic and political contexts and dynamics of inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation. She is guided by the ideas of minimalism and responsibility. On the other hand, room as an abstract notion is tied to movement and time. That is, choreography of bodies and objects do play a role in Masha's artistic practice.

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>>> POETRY / LANGUAGE:


Poetry and music are similar in some ways, it is said. Masha started writing poetry, first in the English language, when she was 19 and studied English and American studies in Graz. In 2009 being fluent in English, French and Spanish besides her native language German, Masha decides to aim at something impossible to in her mind: poetry in the German language, a language that she thinks is difficult to be poetic in without it quickly being sentimental or kitschy.

"In 2018 and during the first lockdown and the summer 2020 in the pandemic, poetry was all there was. (And dance). Without it I would not have emotionally survived this time that for a lot of people was traumatic or difficult. I would never say that I am a writer but I see myself as a poet. Under the Sea also is poetry not fiction."

Among the first influences in poetry are Bob Dylan, Erich Fried and Fernando Pessoa.

"I would definitely say that in the context of my English studies taking language apart with linguistics influenced my understanding as well as William Shakespeare's plays!"

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>>> MUSIC:


Is a mind set. In a world of restrictions music will always be a refuge, a remedy; a resolution; Through minimal and noise and some techno influences, Masha one day understood that the synthesiser is her musical instrument to make music with.

"A friend showed me this yellow machine with a touchpad actually, a KORG - and started to play and as it was, I just knew: I need a machine/instrument like this."

Masha initially thought she could not learn a musical instrument and it was because of her appreciation of Bob Dylan that she learned how to play the harmonica; "Of course an instrument with quite a bit of a reputation... but I did study English & American studies before becoming an artist moving to Berlin in 2005 and Paris 2007. So I understood the cultural background in the time Bob Dylan did get to be famous. And then also, you know, how they all, the poets and musicians from the USA refer to Arthur Rimbaud. It's not difficult to see why. It makes you think about French literature's self-understanding a lot. I also in my life heard Russian to be quite poetic language and I want to learn a slavic language."

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>>> ARCHIVE:


- S O O N -


> Malerei

> Drawings

> Text
- Under The Sea X Searching For Bluebeard. A fairy tale/Ein Märchen. 2019, 2021-22
- Under The Sea X Metamorphosis; Die Vase Meiner Oma. Jeu de cachecache/Hide and seek/Ein Versteckspiel. 2022-23
- Under the Sea X Synopsis von Unhappy einer Frau in Kontext
- Under the Sea - Script 2006 - 2009

> Installations
- Ein Gesellschaftsmodell - Demographie : Dynamik : Biografie : Komplexität. A biographical note of Bluebeard's future wife in an abstract model of society including demographics, discrimatory dynamics and consequently complexity. OrdreModèle social. 2022. Basis of the choreography Under The Sea X Searching For Bluebeard - Prelude. 2023
- Minimalist life. DAS MÖBEL 1; A desk and a kitchenette / Een schrijftafel en een minimalistische keuken / Schreibtisch und minimalitstische Küche. Möbelstück/Piece of furniture/Meubel mit den Maßen ,125 x 120 x 190 mm, für einen Van oder einen Container.Van, Container, SubSubstandardwohnung. 2021
- Som Sistema. Soundsystem. Installation. 2022
- Under The Sea - Meta 1. Html version of the exhibition/Html-version der Ausstellung. 2022

> Poetry
Happy Valentine
Amsterdam, du bist Zucker

> Music

> Dance and choreography
Under The Sea X Searching For Bluebeard - Prelude. Dance/Tanz; text-within-the-text/play-within-the-play with the same title as the fairy tale. 2023



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>>> EXHIBITIONS:


UNDER THE SEA - META 1 > March 1st 2023 through April 30th 2023
UNDER THE SEA - META 2 > October 17th - 21st 2023 in the exhibition NEUE NAMEN in the Galerie Centrum in Graz / Geidorf organised by Kulturvermittlung Steiermark

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>>> LINKS:


- instagram undertheseameta - SOON!
- instagram mashajaklitsch


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>>> THUMBNAIL GALLERY:




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Be good! Take care!

© 2023 Masha Jaklitsch (Pauline Jaklitsch)