archive :  Dorothea Seror

archive : Dorothea Seror

photo : Susanne Alden

Dorothea Seror is a multidisciplinary artist. Her artwork includes conceptional and performance art, land art, video art, installations, objects, direction and more.
She studied fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany graduating in 1998 (Diploma and state exams). She has also completed advanced studies in dance and body therapy. 

The body, its endurance, sexuality, beauty and pliability are central in her performances and productions. Through provocation and interaction, she invites the audience to look more closely and often refers to defects, which have social and political origins.
In her work, she draws attention to the possibilities and responsibilities that man has over planet Earth and the peaceful coexistence of all beings.
For that she deals with the topic of recycling. 
She participates in researches about rituals and spiritual practice from different cultures, which support to take care of healthy environment and mankind.


Title: Aquanitas
date: 2016
venue:Essen, Germany
Invited by the Kunstverein des Bistum Essen“ to make a ritual for the kickoff event for the Kunstverein, she created this „transparent funeral“. Material like stones, wax and water represent different stages of matter: firm, soft and liquid. The ending of one „matter“ also can be the transformation into another stage of the same tissue. The participation of all the people involved in the process and the visibility of the transformation generates a conscious and positive approach toward the active aspect of dying. 


Title: Back to Earth
date: April 2016
venue:Lagos, Nigeria
Performing for Afririperfoma Biennial in Lagos at the Yaba Art College 

Covering her white skin in Africa can have several meanings. First of all I try to diminish the difference between the appearance of human beings with different skin colours. Secondly, She wants to cover all her skin in this performance because it is tradition in African masquerades. Thirdly, she want to become the same material our bodies will become after death: Earth.


Title: Help me-a pilgrimage
date: 2016
venue : Netherlands
With coins of 1, 2 and 5 cents you cannot buy anything in the Netherlands. She went to many shops, offering coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents or 1 Euro and changed them their useless copper coins. In the tower of the church of Enschede She counted the money. Dragging the coins behind her, she walked all along the mall from the city center to the gallery, asking people to help her. In the gallery they separated the coins (1-, 2- and 5 cent coins) and weighted the money. 


Title: Granary of Europe
date: 2015
venue : Lviv, Ukraina
Dorothea, dressed in a skin-coloured bodysuit. And she carried a heavy bag of sand  to the upper floor of the museum. She asked the audience to put the sand into the suit. It’s interesting to see the Ukrainian young girls helping them. And then she looks like some kind of weird fake sumo wrestler. And then, with his heavy body, he goes back to …….


Title: PEIN
date: 2014
venue : Marburg, Germany
A hairy animal appears at a church mass. There is an interview, so if you don’t understand German, use the translation function on Youtube.


Title: The Ideal Body
date: 2013
venue : Enschede, Netherland
As the body is the most important instrument of a performance artist, she tried to sculpture her body in a period of six weeks with ongoing training. Together with the athletes of the studio cross fit Twente she presented the result and the work out at the Twente Biennale as an art performance.


Title: Melusine
date: 2012
venue : Darmstadt, Germany
Performance Melusine is a mermaid, which she does stuff with plastic garbage, collected in the forest of Darmstadt for the “international forest art path 2012”. This land art piece deals with artefacts, which can be found in the landscapes all over the world. In this artpiece garbage transforms into art.

Title: Buddha’s waiting
date: 2012
venue : Munich, Germany
In the course of a day she is spinning herself in a cocoon. At the end she cut herself out with a knife.



Title: Lawn Golem
date: 2009
venue : Munich, Germany
The Golem is a crea- ture made of clay in Jewish folklore. On the one hand, this mute man-made creature was man’s servant. But when not controlled carefully, the Golem would turn into a murderous monster. Thus, She uses the idea of the Golem to describe

the way the western world treats nature. Man adapts nature to his demands with man-made products like lawn turf. In her performance “Lawn Golem”, the creation of the Golem is done in the opposite direction. A human being of flesh and blood turns into a seemingly lifeless creature that is part of nature. In some kind of funerary ritual, the living offer blooming owners, bringing the being back to life.


Title: P.I.N.K
date: 2004
venue : Munich, Germany

A lot of eggs (about 30?) ) are moved little by little. T intervention performance in a busy street. They are boiled eggs, and a child noticed them and peeled them. Did he eat it? People picked them up and stared at them, maybe they were writtten something on. There are quite a few people watching the performance.


Title: Beyond Ritual
date: 2017
venue : Munich, Germany
the body of power | the power of body

Performance art, shamanism, spirituality.
Art or religion? Fashion, or the desire for meaning in our existence? In the project Beyond Ritual  international artists told about their own work, their cultural background and their scientific view on the subject. We experienced performances and rituals that truly enchanted us and we even learned how to become a sorceress ourselves. Together with the artists dived into a world of energies, which are created by the power of the bodies, the spirit, and the souls of the artists involved. Beyond art and religion we experienced our own potential, our spiritual abilities and our actual selves.