Superbohemians is an internationally orientated, interdisciplinary artists group, established in 2015 by Greta Amend and Christian Alexander Rogler. The label follows our artistic collaboration within our former group "Embassy of Performing Arts" (see picture below), which had been staging various performing art projects from 2008 to 2014. Our aim is to foster continuous professional exchange between artists from Germany and abroad. We work as researchers, concept developers and artistic players at the interface of film, theatre and visual arts.
The Superbohemians´ work encompasses the development, production and direction of genre-defying happenings, group perfomances, scenic readings, lecture demonstations, roundtables, adaptions and staging of theatre plays, as well as the production of photographic- and film projects and installations.
We are interested in researching the relation of humans and social conditions, whilst creating a spirit of collective enquiry. We initiate exchange by emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to making visual and perfomance art. We have established a pan-european artist network, and offer a context for putting creative ideas and social arguments into action.
A basis for the development of a common language and artistic direction are our concepts for knowledge transfer, which have gained success in highly acclaimed workshops and masterclasses for theatre- and film actors and directors, lead by Greta Amend. These have been invited to art universities and cultural institutions throughout Europe, like the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), the Norsk Skuespillersenter, and the postgraduate departments of the National Danish Film School as well as the Danish National School of Performing Arts (DDSKS) since 2012.
We Superbohemians have in turn invited and collaborated with fellow artists from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Greece, UK and the Netherlands in temporary ensembles : Actors and directors, as well as with artists from other disciplines, like writers, painters, installation artists, musicians, designers, photographers and different creative people, whom we happen to meet in our daily life and work.
A gathering of people with a shared passion for art and society, and the common thought of the importance of a renaissance for the actor as the epicenter of the theatre, eager to face the challenges of a more and more digitalized context, in order to shape a future approach of the artist. Superbohemians strive to create up-to-date, high-quality stage- and filmworks, do profound cross-art-research, and at the same time enjoy spending lifetime together with respected and high regarded colleagues.
"For us being a Superbohemian means also a certain ethical lifestyle of being: From the beginning of our sojourn we find ourselves in a constant process of creation, reinvention and regeneration; we search, find, select, reject, fail, risk, search anew, and start all over again. That is the nature of our work. This includes not only the belief in own talent, but also trust in the path pursued, honesty towards oneself and others, and a healthy appetite for risk."