Johanna Gilje engages with research as performance and performance as research, crafting both practical and theoretical approaches to the body as a site of social inquiry. With a background in dance, she makes work surrounding themes of body, process and archive in performance, most recently centered around questions of dialogue and the mapping of conversations. Since fall 2016 she pursues a degree at the MA Raumstrategien at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee, and contributes as a member of the board for the Association for Performance Art in Berlin. The first edition of her book of mapped interviews, the desire to contain and the inevitability of rupture, was handmade in 2014 and published in March 2016 by the Evergreen State College Press.

photo by Ilya Noe