in 1962, grown up in Basel, Switzerland, I am still living in my home town.
After studying architecture, I turned towards ligther constructions, got
interested into stage design and ended up on stage. Doing things with hands
and mouth, gesture and language, I studied then performance art with Marina
Since 1989 I did presentations that after a while I started to call performances.
I see myself as a contributor to the performance art scene. This means,
creating and inviting and organizing and dealing with its history and its
Since 1996 it happens that I am invited to teach. Since 2002 I work with
Katrin Grögel (art historian) on an edition of interviews with women
pioneers of the performance art called «Performance Saga» (www.performancesaga.ch)
My credo is: «I work because I am impressed.»
Saemann and Lena Eriksson „Lodypop“ 2004
(with Meta) performed at undisclosed territoy#2, Photo: jauhari (Lemah Putih)