Frieder Weiss

Frieder Weiss is a Berlin based video and installation artist and an expert in realtime computing and interactive computer systems in performance art. He is the author of video motion sensing software especially designed for use with dance, music and computer art.


As a pioneer in the field of intermedia performance he became co-director of Palindrome Performance group, developing media performances which have toured worldwide and received numerous awards (Transmediale, Berlin; CynetArt Dresden).

Inspired by his early works with Australian Dancer Emily Fernandez he developed an aesthetic which tightly integrates visual media with the moving body. Frieder created the video projections and interactive technologies for Chunky Move’s recent works ‘Glow’ and ‘Mortal Engine’. For his contribution on ‘Glow’ he was rewarded with a ‘Green Room award’ for ‘Design in Dance’. Mortal Engine was awarded the 2008 Live Performance Australia Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production.

Other recent works were developed with Long Beach opera (Los Angeles), the Moscow state circus, phase7 (Berlin), Helga Pogatschar, Cesc Gelabert in Munich, Eike von Stukkenbrok, Berlin, Kylie Minogue (London), Staatsballett Nürnberg and others. He is working as projection designer on King Kong, a broadway music theatre production by Global Creatures.

Frieder is developing media installations which have been temporarily or permanently installed in places like Science Museum Phaeno, Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Natlab Eindhoven, Creativity Unlimited in Gothenburg and numerous other occasions.

“Schlamp”, 2003
Interactive video installation
Concept and Choreography: Emily Fernandez
Interactive System Design: Frieder Weiss

“Flow”, 2010
Interactive video installation
Interactive System Design: Frieder Weiss