René Liebert (born 1980)
lives and works in Berlin. He studied Applied Theater Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and a Master in International Documentary Film in Barcelona.
As a video artist he creates media works between performing and visual arts.
He has developed numerous video designs for operas, theater and dance performances in collaboration with award-winning directors and choreographers such as Andrea Moses, Herbordt/Mohren, Anna Konjetzky, Peter & Harriet Meining, Carsten Ludwig and others at German and European theaters.
In particular, he has a long-standing collaboration with the duo wittmann/zeitblom. Together they develop large-scale audiovisual performances and events, which they showed at exhibition and event venues for contemporary art, such as Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, HKW Berlin, Cologne Congress / DLF and in public space. Most recently the 900m long audiovisual panoramic installation along the Ulm city wall. “DIGITAL WALL – Neue Ufer” (2022).
Equally continuous, formative and inspiring is the artistic collaboration with the director and composer Heiner Goebbels since 2012, with whom he developed a variety of music theater performances and audiovisual installation, which were shown by MAC Lyon, Museum Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Albertinum Dresden, NEW SPACE Moscow and others. Most recently, they created the installation series “IT’S BEAUTIFUL HERE” (2019) at the National University of Bogota and the durational performance “Everything that happened and would happen” (2018) in co-production with Artangel London, Manchester International Festival, Park Avenue Armory New York and Ruhrtriennale (Jahrhunderthalle Bochum).
In 2022 he developed a video installation for the concert “Jospeh Haydn – The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ” with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Camerata Bern, which premiered at deDoelen in Rotterdam.
Since 2017, he has also been working under the label STUDIO6, which is involved in the fields of theater and museum work, overarching multimedia installations, concerts, shows and event projects.