b. 1969, Germany
BBB Johannes Deimling uses everyday objects to create a living image (agierte Bilder) reflecting a society full of contradictions, sentimentality, stupidity, creativity and cooperation. Finding ideas and suggestions from the banality of daily life, Deimling transforms topics such as patience, will, war, religion and transportation into physical images. The artist’s head is often a focus in the work, as an integral part of a living sculpture or as material in the performance.
Since 1988, BBB Johannes Deimling has worked as an artist in the fields of performance art, video, installation, drawing and music. His work has been presented at events and festivals in Europe, Israel, Canada and Cuba. Since 1998, Deimling has devoted much of his practice to lecturing on performance art at various academic institutions including: F+F (Switzerland) and Academy of Arts (Estonia). In 2006, he co-founded Port Performance – Forum for Performance Art, with artist Angelika Fojtuch. He is the founder and Director of PAS | Performance Art Studies, established in 2008.