Birgitte Moos Chalcraft, a Danish artist, works at an interdisciplinary manner in which creative and methodological elements are combined in a close interweaving of theory and practice.
Birgitte experiments with artistic concepts, that go beyond the performing arts, and explores the diversity of fields that make up the world of fine art. In particular a fusion between set design, installation art and painting, where her work functions as audience interactive installation art for other venues. Utilizing the vibrant space and surroundings of the City and Landscape, Birgitte displays artworks, that often focuses on the totality of an environment, reflecting aspects of her art and vice versa. Topics include socio political aspects, ranging from homelessness, environment, gender discrimination to psychology, and beyond.
As a Visual Artist and Set Designer, she has been involved in numerous projects, theatrical performances and exhibitions, internationally. She also lectures on interdisciplinary set design, creativity and communication across disciplines, at various cultural- and educational institutions, including the University of La Verne in Southern California.
Birgitte is an award-winning Set Designer, nominated Artist and recognized Scholar. In addition to an MFA from The Royal Danish College of Art in Copenhagen, she also studied painting and stage design at Berlin University of the Arts´s Institute for Performing Arts (Hochschule der Kunste) in Achim Freyers masterclass. Prior to this, she studied Fine Arts at Berlin Weissensee Art Academy, focusing on an interdisciplinary foundation ranging from fine art to artistic concepts for the performing arts. Recently she obtained a master's degree of Positive Psychology at Aarhus University.
With this, she unites psychology with visual art into a hybrid domain she describes: Visual Psychology.
What others have said:
"As an internationally recognized Innovator in the field of interdisciplinary performance design, Ms Moos possess in-depth knowledge and a unique perspective that rises above and beyond the scope of many of her contemporary researchers and educators here in the United States. She is a polymath with strong competencies in project management, knowledge production and process consulting, being both a theorist and a working artist ... She is without a doubt absolutely outstanding in her field because she defines trends internationally. Therefore, she contributes profoundly as a teacher/researcher to the expansion of traditional academic and practical methodologies of performance design pedagogy".
- Alan Tollefson, Adjunct Professor/Technical Director, Theatre Arts, & Bureau of Social Research Unit Chair, University of La Verne, CA.
"Ms Moos is a specialist image maker, an artist, thinker and craftsperson who possesses an extraordinary esthetic sensibility. She is already a visionary in the field, pioneering exciting new areas at the cutting edge of technology and the arts, and creating striking and deeply interesting artworks in the process. She is a creative and gifted talent who not only excels but stands out ... Individuals with her combination of skills, knowledge and talent are extremely rare, and much sought after by industry. She will undoubtedly bring prestige to any project in which she is involved".
- Vibeke Soerensen, Professor & Founding Chair, Division of Animation & Digital Arts, University of Southern California, L.A.
"Ms Moos, herself, is an intuitive artist with analytical abilities and theoretical knowledge, as well as creative instinct. Her practice allows her the appropriate vocabulary and peer respect to obtain detailed information, that can be challenging for one from a purely theatre history training. She understands her roles, either as a designer or critical theorist, as well as the traverse between them. As part of her residency, she held a lecture and demonstrated highly accomplished international expertiseandvisionary–insight–into–this_subject. Moos' proactive investigation of experimental and avant-garde design in relation to the performance of the performers and audience, is vital to the genre".
- Sherry Dobbin, Director, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, NY. Director, Times Square Arts NYC
and Partner (Managing & Cultural Director) at Future City, London
© Birgitte Moos Chalcraft 2020