writer

For journalism, see here


Novel

The Change (working title) - speculative fiction

A near-future suburban drama following the relationship of Margaret and Bob in Auckland, New Zealand. The story follows an intimate and very personal, local and domestic view of the way Margaret and Bob cope (or don't) with the upcoming challenges of the end of the oil age.

Currently in a later draft.
Due date: 2020




Writer & Researcher

2015 - ongoing. See also work for other artists

2019

Clandestine Talks at Venice Biennale for artist Lara Favaretto, discussing the word "Reality" 

The talk was live streamed 17.09.2019 and is archived both on the Biennale website and the project’s dedicated web site thinking-head.net


For artist Peter Voss Knude

2019 

artistic research and language editing

Project:

THE LANGUAGE OF TERROR IS TERROR ITSELF
THE TERROR OF LANGUAGE IS TERROR ITSELF
THE TERROR OF TERROR IS LANGUAGE ITSELF

An exhibition by Peter Voss-Knude curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen at Galerie Wedding
13.09 – 26.10.2019

For artist Emeka Ogboh- Link to further info

Projects:

2017–18 research / writing for Ogboh’s installation in Gallery Wedding: Beast of No Nation.

Selected press

 

2016 The Continental Entreé - research regarding migration statistics from European countries, specifically concerning sub-Saharan African migrants. Ogboh’s work (for which Hampel was the sole researcher) was awarded the renown BöttcherStrasse Award.

 

2015 Berlin 030 - research, writing, voice work for sound installation for the Maxim Gorki Theater Herbst Season, Berlin.




2005-2018

The Change: creative research for near future scenario on the end of the oil age. Global and local research specifically the likely effects on daily life in Western suburbia. Sourced for novel, speaker topics and journalism

The research methods and content discovered here informs my work for other artists:


PUBLICATIONS

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performance pieces

1995 - 2001 See also Own Projects. The following performance pieces have a written score:

 

Freelancer (2001)

Form: interdisciplinary performance event with installations surrounding performance piece with live music, acrobatics, acting and projections.

Projections by Eve Hurford, musical score by  Georgios Sfyridis

Topic:  the personal effects of free market systems. Based on observations made during the German economic transition in the 1990s

Story: focussed on the life of three friends, all working as freelancers.

 

The Art of Self-Pity (1998)

Solo comedy theatre piece. A stand-up performance about crying and self-pity

 

From the Heart of the Frightening Woman (1997)

Form: solo performance piece using comedy, acting/text, music and projections

Topic: Gender-blending and fear

 

The Amazon Woman in Berlin (1995)

Form: performance event with installations from various artist surrounding a solo performance piece using acrobatics/circus, acting/text, with live music and musical score by Mark Scheibe

Topic: Personal migration, distorted perspectives