Felix Mathias Ott, biography

Felix Mathias Ott (DE) is mainly a dancer and choreographer in the field of contemporary performing arts who works between Paris and Berlin. He first studied stage design and came back later to his performative roots within a study in Contemporary dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Berlin in Cooperation with UdK and Ernst Busch Hochschule in Berlin. Since then he works as a stage designer, video artist, performer (dancing/acting), author and choreographer all over Europe for his own creations or with artists like Mathilde Monnier, Boris Charmatz, Björn Melhus, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Yves Noel Genod, Clement Layes, Maud le Pladec, Djego Agull among others. The work of Felix Ott tends to create reflexive more than conceptual spaces where the spectators are invited to discover their unconscious world, to call on their own creativity in order to recreate one world with the fragments that the surrealistic writing of the artist proposes to them. Within this, Felix wants to create a silent dive from reality into fiction, which wishes to contrast our contemporary ways of receiving information and getting influenced by screamed out manipulative slogans. He claims for collaborative processes where different media and approaches are put in dialogue not in a logic of decorative addition but in one of permanent differentiation. He won several prizes: in 2009 „Mr.Bot“ Classic-Clip Award, in 2010 Silver Leopard for the role in Les Enfants de la Nuit and in 2011 German Shortfilm Prize for Live Action Hero.