Aneta Panek – film maker & performance artist
Works in-between performance, visual arts and film
Aneta Panek is a Berlin based film maker and performance artist, working in the fields of performance, opera, and film. Recurrent themes include alchemy, transmutation, subversion and rebellion as means of self-discovery. Her work, based on other knowledge and performative research, is about the necessity of visualization and associative speculation in formulating and deconstructing theories and questioning reality. She completed studies in art history and archeology at the Sorbonne in Paris with MA and DEA diplomas. She earned her doctoral degree (Dr. Phil.) at the University of Arts Berlin, with a practice-based thesis entitled “Alchemy of Punk”. Her research is concerned with transgression, subversion, and poetry in the punk avant-gardes. While her practice culminates in experimental film, she also stages live performances and theater plays to challenge the existing norms of performing knowledge.