Ula Sickle

Nationality: CA
Current Residency: CA
Generation: 5 | 2000-2004
Last Update: January 29, 2013

Ula Sickle (CA/PL) is an artist and performance maker, living and working in Brussels Belgium. She works across disciplines, and often in collaboration with artists from other domains. While her work takes many forms, from film to installation to live performance, it is informed by a choreographic approach to movement and a work on perception and reception, specific to the live arts.

Ula studied art history at the University of Toronto and performance at the University of Paris 8 Seine-Saint-Denis, before attending P.A.R.T.S. Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels. She has been working as an independent choreographer since 2004. 

Her collaborative works include Knockout (2005) with filmmaker Alexis Destoop and sound artist Peter Lenearts, and the installation and performance Viewmaster (2007-2010) with architect Laurent Liefooghe and performance maker Heike Langsdorf. 

Since 2008 she has traveled regularly to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Solid Gold (2010) and Jolie (2011) were created in collaboration with Congolese dancers Dinozord  and Jolie Ngemi, as well as with sound artist Yann Leguay. 

From 2008-2010 Ula was an artist in residence at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, a film production program in the north of France. The video installation Looping the Loop (2009) and the performance and film Atomic 5.1(2010), were both produced by Le Fresnoy. 

Her new production Extreme Tension (2012) based on the drawing series of the same name by Louise Bourgeois premiered this September at the Kaaistudios in Brussels.


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