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b 1944 in Michelstadt (D); 1964–69 studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg (D); late 1960s work with objects and kinetic sculptures; from the early 1970s installations, performances and films; from 1989 professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin (D); lives and works in Bad Königszell (D), Berlin (D) and New York (USA).
Since 1968, her objects, actions, and performances put a focus on the body and have been integrated early on into works for film and video. The surreal fantasy that produces objects is bound to a mechanic and construction that animates these objects. The dream of animated puppets and automats, centuries-old, is taken up in a poetic and suggestive form.