About

Sibylle Ciarloni macht zeitgenössische Literatur, Experimente, Hörproduktionen, Lesungen… contemporary literature, experimental works, audio productions, readings.

The artist and writer deals with the voice of things and their impact on the human condition. She is interested in transformation exercises, especially the movements of escape and/or adaptation. She works with different media and research techniques in her studio based on the Adriatic coast in Italy. In Berlin she shares a working space with other artists. Her tools are listening, observing, language, extrapolation and repetition. Recent productions include Monolog einer Zimmerpflanze (Monologue of a Houseplant) and the audio-visual work How to Draw Yourself as a Fish. The artist attracted first attention in 2003 with the radio magazine Auf hoher See (On High Seas). She published the short stories Bernstein und Valencia and the photo essay Strandläufer lungomare. Readings in Switzerland, Germany, Italy followed. 2007-2010 Sibylle Ciarloni run Salon Billa in Baden, Switzerland (Art Space, Bookshop).

Die Autorin und Künstlerin befasst sich mit der Stimme von Dingen und deren Wirkungen auf die menschliche Existenz. Sie interessiert sich für Transformationsübungen, vor allem für die Bewegungen der Flucht und/oder Anpassung. Sie arbeitet mit verschiedenen Medien und Forschungstechniken in ihrem Studio an der italienischen Adriaküste. In Berlin teilt sie sich einen Arbeitsraum mit anderen Künstlerinnen und Künstlern. Ihre Werkzeuge sind Zuhören, Beobachten, Sprache, Extrapolation und Wiederholung. Zu ihren jüngsten Produktionen gehören die Arbeit Monolog einer Zimmerpflanze und die audio-visuelle Arbeit How to Draw Yourself as a Fish. Erste Aufmerksamkeit erregte die Künstlerin im Jahr 2003 mit dem Radiomagazin Auf hoher See. Sie veröffentlichte den Erzählband Bernstein und Valencia und den Fotoessay Strandläufer lungomare. Es folgten Lesungen in der Schweiz, Deutschland, Italien. 2007-2010 leitete Sibylle Ciarloni den Salon Billa in Baden, Schweiz (Kunstraum, Buchhandlung).

 

CV:

Main Productions + Publications

2020 – 2022 – How To Draw Yourself As A fish – Short Movie 8’13“ Lundäng Film Festival SWE, Big Sur Film Festival California USA,  Byron Bay Underground Film Festival AUS, Vancouver Independent Filmfestival CAN. + Manual Zine in German, English, Italiano.

2007 – ongoing todayReadings in Germany, Switzerland, Italy. 2021 in Berlin, Zürich, Basel with Monologue of Houseplant (german).

2017 – todayAcapulpo – Edition for Subject and Phenomenon productions like postcards, books, patches, zines.

2011 – todaySound Art Pieces like Container (Radio Essay 2011), Seaside Soundmap (community sound collage 2017)

2007 – todayCollaborations and performances with artists like Rahel Kraft, Silja Dietiker, Manja Präkels, Zuzanna Skiba, Bettina Diel, Beate Frommelt, Martin Lorenz, Ilona Kannewurf, Matthias Weidmann, Tomoko Hojo, Milenko Lazic, Ivan Mangia, Petra Ronner. Spaces and festivals like Kunsthaus Zürich, Taktung, Tart Galerie, Herbert Baden, Brotfabrik Berlin, Bar Babette Berlin.

2018 Bernstein und Valencia Knapp Verlag Olten – short stories, ISBN 978-3-906311-44-9. (german)

2017 Strandläufer, lugomare. Foto Essay. ISBN 978-3-906325-26-2. (german, italian).

2009-2015 Co-Editor dunque – 4 zines (selfpublished, german)

2007-2010 Curator and owner of Salon Billa. multifunctional independent space and library for literature and art experiments, exhibitions, concerts.

2003-2008 Auf hoher See – (on high seas, in alto mare) radio mag with readings, music, sound art. Kanal K Aarau.

 

Print/Web + Radio + TV

Contributions in books: Julian Salinas, Wo ist Martha? Merian Verlag Basel. Frank Worbs, Schlaflos brennen die Wörter, Texte zur Reformation, Theologischer Verlag Zürich. Roland und Christian Wittwer, Love is – Das Buch der Liebe. The Book of Love, Zürich.

… in anthologies and lit mags: like entwürfe Bern, mosaik Salzburg, Junge Akademie Berlin, Treibstoff Luzern, in perspektive Zürich, on tell review, on wertschrift net and on twitter once a day 2017 – alternative memory days (cooperation with Joanna Lisiak).

Radio Works: Features (about different gender topics) and Talks with authors, directors, illegal refugees, prisoners.

Writings in Magazines/Web: Aaku – Aargauer Kulturmagazin (Forecasts on cultural events). mosaik – Zeitschrift für Literatur und Kultur Salzburg (Interviews). manuell Lenzburg – (Portraits about Kazu Huggler, Leonardo Magatti, others). massiv Magazin St. Gallen (Book Reviews, Interviews, Essays). fashionweb and bluewin: Short Cuts about fashion and society.

TV: Producer of a TV mag targeted at and made by young people. 1999/2000. Collaboration with Johannes Sieber, Bruno Kocher, Marc Krebs and a group of freelancers practicing for the first time. Published by Star Tv Switzerland. All episodes archived by Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv Zürich.

 

Residencies, Nominees

2018 Residency Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst NAIRS Scuol Switzerland.

2014 Nominee by lit mag „entwürfe“ with the poem In Möbelhäusern. A Trilogy about Javier Bardem, Sharon Stone und David Bowie.

2011 Residency Berlin sponsored by Kuratorium Canton of Aargau Switzerland.

2007 Hörspielwerkstatt Berlin invited by the Autorinnenvereinigung e.V.,

 

simoultaneously

Since 1997. Creating media, concepts, project management, text. Editing + post editing, SEO, Newsletters, Translations for companies and agencies. 2021 Writing Workshop for students at Hyperwerk Basel.

 

Education

 

Ocean Uni TBA21 Academy Venice (Spring 2022). Start writing Fiction, Open University (2021). Poesietherapie/Creative Writing at iek Berlin (2020). Screenwriting, University of East Anglia (2019). Before: Lifeguard Pool Brevets SLRG. Workshop for Authors at Theater Basel with Thomas Freyer, Author, Berlin. Listener Philosophy Lectures and Seminars ETH Zürich (Michael Hampe) and University of Basel (Olga Rubitschon und Byung-Chul Han). Pronunciation for Speakers/Narrators lessons with Irmela Beyer, zhdk Hochschule der Künste, Zürich. Advanced Studies in Reportage/Feature (MAZ Medienausbildungszentrum Luzern). Advanced Studies in Languages German (Zürich), Italian (Perugia) and English (London). Higher professional certificate (Switzerland) in Marketing and Communication. Professional diploma in Court Administration at Bezirksgericht Lenzburg, Switzerland

 

Languages

German, English, Italian, French

 

Member

Ocean Community Venice, Long Now Foundation San Francisco