Anan Fries


Anan Fries is an artist based in Berlin, Basel and Amsterdam. Since a few years they have been researching hybrid aesthetics of fusing digital arts and performing arts. 2021 they premiered their work VIRTUAL WOMBS, which combines VR and live performance, and [POSTHUMAN WOMBS], a VR-experience inside a spatial sound installation. [POSTHUMAN WOMBS] was part of the idfa DocLab Official Selection and nominated for best Immersive Non-Fiction. A standalone version of [POSTHUMAN WOMBS] has been shown in various contexts, DOK Leipzig and GIFF Geneva among them. Currently Anan Fries is researching phygital funeral rituals and interspecies grief. Their new hybrid work RESURRECT IN PEACE will premiere at HAU Berlin.

POSTHUMAN WOMBS. 28-minute VR-trip inside a Spatial Sound Installation. 2021

Anan Fries is also co-founder and former artistic director of pioneering game-theatre collective machina eX, which is specialised in creating interactive, gamified experiences. machina eX games have toured extensively in Europe and the US. In 2012 Anna Fries co-founded Henrike Iglesias, a feminist performance collective with a strong love for pop and politics. Their live-porn-show OH MY was touring internationally and was last shown at FIBA 2020 in Buenos Aires. In a former life Anan Fries also directed shows in German state theaters, the last one being the world premiere of I LOVE DICK by Chris Kraus at Staatsschauspiel Dresden. In 2019/20 they were a participant at DAS Theatre at AHK Amsterdam.