Biography

Carrie Hampel has been creating performative and written works in interdisciplinary projects since the late 80s.

 

Hampel is an autodidact and has gained knowledge through intensive research and life-experience – among other things, as a travelling circus performer, nightclub bouncer, single mother of two, migrant, academic translator and actor an national German television (Hinter Gittern, 2001-2004).

 

In 2004 Hampel started researching near-future scenarios for her novel, still in progress, enabling a macro-micro, global-local picture of the end of the fossil fuel age in the car-dependent Western Suburbs. Besides her own projects, Carrie Hampel works as a journalist on the topic of electric mobility and sustainable transport, and as a writer and researcher with the specialist fields of migration and geo-politics, among others, for artists Emeka Ogboh and Peter Voss-Knude.

 


Curriculum Vitae

Interdisciplinary Artist – own projects (initiated, written and produced)
1990 – on-going, numerous performance, storytelling and writing projects:

2005-2019
THE CHANGE, a novel and near future scenario about the struggles of a suburban couple in the near future. Research themes covered developments in finite resources, industry, technology, energy and environment. White paper (summary of research findings) and publication details of novel following shortly

2018
The Future of Transport – bicycle tour performance event on the future of transport –  with Green Buzz at InnoZ , EUREF campus

2017
Dating Me – video work, short film on gender. 1 minute video

2016
The Future of Transport and It’s a Crisis! video work, each 2 min

2012
Successful Indigogo crowdfunding campaign for SAVE BOB novel project Press

2010
Das Action Girls Projekt. Acrobatics, Parkour and film project with Berlin schoolgirls from predominantly Muslim backgrounds to make their own action films in public spaces. Auspiced / produced by Platypus Theatre, funded by Fonds Kulturelle Bildung

2001
Freelancer: Socially critical performance for eight performers (acrobats, actors, musicians), with projections from Eve Hurford, performed in the Schöneberg Town Hall, Berlin and in the ‘Staatsbank’ (the former East German State Bank) in Berlin-Mitte; Amazon Productions (own company) Press 

2000
Work & Support: Performance for four performers, with projections by Eve Hurford, UNDABDIEPOST 2000; 4th Festival of Young, Experimental Art, Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte, Amazon Productions

1999
Desire:  Performance for two singers, UNDABDIEPOST 1999; 3rd Festival Festival of Young, Experimental Art, Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte, Amazon Productions

1998
The Art of Self-Pity: Solo comedy theatre piece, ‘Raumschiffzitrone’ K77, Berlin.

1996/7
From the Heart of a Frightening Woman: Solo theatre piece with live audio-visual content and installations, premiere at Solo La La Festival, further performances: Amazon Productions project in Fehre 7. Artists: Dagmar Gabler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Stine Brinklöv with excerpts performed in Berlin venues such as: So36, Chamäleon Variete, Café Burger

1995
The Amazon Woman in Berlin: Theatre performance for one actor and one musician and projections with original score by Mark Scheibe, Schwarzenbergraum e.V., Berlin-Mitte

Awards
Apex Public Speaking Award Tasmania 1986
Commonwealth Bank National Art Award for Secondary students 1987
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust Fund for Young Australians 1990