Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Lange acquired her teaching degree for secondary schools (German & art) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She received her PhD in 1985 with her dissertation on the development of imagination of high school students. From 1992 to 1998, she worked as a research associate at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen. Afterwards, she held several lectureships at different universities, including a substitute professorship at Universität Siegen. In 2000, she was promoted to professor with her habilitation treatise Grenzüberschreitungen – Wege zur Performance. Körper – Handlung – Intermedialität im Kontext ästhetischer Bildung (“Crossing frontiers. Means to performance art. Body – action – intermediality in the context of aesthetic education”). Since 2001, she has been a professor for the theory of artistic design and art psychology at TU Dresden. The main focus of her research is situated in performance art in the context of art theory, education and practice. She is the editor of the anthology Performativität erfahren Aktionskunst lehren – Aktionskunst lernen (“Experiencing Performativity – Teaching Performance Art – Learning Performance Art”). Since the beginning of the 1990s, she has been leading performance art workshops and seminars for students. Since 2008, she has been teaching performance art in the summer term with performance artist BBB Johannes Deimling in the village of Rehlovice (Czech Republic). She is a founding member of the Dresden performance art collective Seite.30.

BBB Johannes Deimling has been actively involved in the fields of performance art, video, installation and drawing since 1988. Notably with his performative work, he gained international recognition. He shows his ephemeral work at several international performance art festivals, exhibitions and in the public sphere. Furthermore, he is well-experienced as a performance art teacher and works with pupils, teachers and students, as well as with artists. In 2008, he initiated the independent pedagogic and artistic project PAS | Performance Art Studies, which hosts performance art and performance art teaching festivals, workshops and events worldwide. From 2012 to 2016, he was extraordinary professor for the arts at Norwegian Theatre Academy at Østfold University College.

Christin Lübke received her teaching degree for secondary schools (art and history) in 2012 at TU Dresden. While her student teaching in October 2013, she was working as a lecturer at TU Dresden and has been leading seminars for art teaching since. Since July 2015, she has been a research associate in the field of art pedagogy at TU Dresden. The working title of her dissertation project is Mit dem Körper denken. Performance als Erkenntnismodell im Kunstunterricht (“Thinking with the Body. Performance Art as an epistemological model in art teaching”).

The organizers are being supported by several students of the faculty: Paulina Kaping, Luisa Franke, Josua Kühne, Kristina Pohlemann, Lisa Tostmann, Theresa Haugk and Lisa-Marie Richter.