Angelika Fojtuch’s performance work deals with issues of communication, the role of body and emotions in interpersonal relations, and the creation of identity in confrontation with the mechanisms of culture. Focusing on gender inquiry and norms of an individual’s appearance in public space, she explores and crosses the borders of social conduct in order to reveal collective latent tensions, neglected fantasies or traumatic fears. Often referring to the specific social and psychological context of the performance’s site, her work is usually conceived as a process of interaction with the audience, who are often put in uncomfortable or potentially embarrassing situations.
Angelika Fojtuch’s work has been presented at events and festivals throughout Europe, in Israel, China and most recently Miami, Florida. In 2006, she founded Port Performance – Forum for Performance Art, with artist BBB Johannes Deimling. Port Performance has conducted performance art workshops with international participants, in Gdansk, Tallin, Berlin and Tel Aviv.