Moritz Frischkorn is a choreographer, performer and researcher based in Hamburg. His artistic practice addresses non-human choreographies and their socio-political dimension. He produces research-based live performances, writes, curates and teaches. In his practice, he looks for modes of attuning to, attending and caring for material and develops modalities of expression beyond subjective intentions. A central aspect of his work is the continuous inventory and critique of his privilege.
Moritz studied comparative literature, contemporary dance and Performance Studies in Berlin, Paris, Salzburg, Stockholm and Hamburg. In 2014, he was awarded a danceWEB scholarship at ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna. Since 2015, he pursues an artistic-research PhD within the graduate school ‘Performing Citizenship’ at HafenCity University in Hamburg entitled ‘Choreography Without… Modes of handling material between logistics and attunement’.
He has collaborated, among others, with Martin Nachbar, Manon Santkin, Maria F. Scaroni, Vladimir Miller, Ellen Blumenstein, geheimagentur, SARMA and Plateau Hamburg. He has been teaching at a.pass – advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels and at the MA program Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. Publications include academic articles, self-published artist books and newspaper reports.
Most recently, Moritz presented his work ‘The Great Report’ at Kampnagel, Hamburg in January 2020. Based on the hypothesis that logistics is a form of choreography, the project unfolds how extended supply networks and the many movements they administer and control connect a Western public to far-away places and ecosystems, while constantly externalizing costs and reproducing neo-colonial structures of exploitation. The project was presented as a lecture performance and at GreenHouse NAXOS during NODE20.