Benjamin Burger is an interdisciplinary artist at the intersection of theater, performance, design and media art based in Zurich. First he studied «Visual Communication» in Hamburg and graduated then in the Master of Arts in Design «Ereignis» at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Since then he works as a designer, performer and director in collaborative works or solo. With the production EXTRALEBEN he collaboratively explores performative strategies for speculative storytelling, participatory stage formats and immersive experiential worlds. His works have been invited to various festivals, theaters and events. Since 2020 he is associated artist at the Gessnerallee Zurich, where he is currently working on a philosophy and aesthetics for a «theater of exhaustion.» He is founder and co-curator of the festival-as-research «OTHERWISE», which is a platform for collectively developing shared pactices, exploring and speculating about social transformation processes in the shadows of the climate crisis at the intersection of performing arts, technology, design and science.
He is a regular guest lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts. As part of the research project «Telematic Performance Format» he develops a technological environment and explores an artistic practice for multidirectional distributed performances based on «holographic» projections of spaces and persons.