Robert Hutter

Biography: Robert Hutter was born in 1964 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He lives and works in Ludwigshafen, Germany with his partner Ingrid Mwangi. Both studied sculpture and painting at the Alanus Hochschule für Künst und Gesellschaft, Alfter/Bonn Germany, 1988-90, and new artistic media at Hochschule der Bildenden Künst Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany (Mwangi, 1996-2002; Hutter 1990-2006). Working across video, installation, photography and performance, Mwangi and Hutter have collaborated on numerous works, including Next Flag I: Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter, Godfried Donkor at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg, 2003, and Video Works-Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter at the Nairobi Arts Trust/Center of Contemporary Art of East Africa and GoDown Arts Center in Nairobi, Kenya (2003). Robert Hutter’s work centers around the body as an interface between self and society, using computer and performance techniques to investigate such themes as the virtual body.

(Sources:
http://www.acmi.net.au/2006/artists/acmi/mawangiandhutter.html
http://www.eai.org/user_files/supporting_documents/1103DigitalAfrica_pr_2.pdf)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Digital Africa – Within a Shadow Lies What Will Fall (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi).

Filmography:
Appearance and Reality (1991 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
First to Throw a Stone (1992 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Through the Wind (1993 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Spirit Moves Where It Chooses (1993 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Summit of Creation (1994 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Power of the Wound (1994 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Inviolability of the Individual Freezes (1995 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Conversing Monitors (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
How Far Away Do You Have to Be (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
There Is Always No Reason (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Messengers of Violence (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Conversing II (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
How Deep Can You Sink (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Wild Audience (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
To Be Like Her (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
More Room (1998 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Breathe Out (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Neger (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Wild Life (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Do Not Disturb (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Masked (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Virtual Body (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Cross Over (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Neger Don’t Call Me (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Twelve Thoughts (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Desperate for Change (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
My Heart of Darkness (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Down by the River (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Coloured (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
See in the Light (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
To Be in the World (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
See Violence (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Travels of the Veiled (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Dressed Like Queens (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Cutting the Mask (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Censored Rooms (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Chameleon (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Digital Africa – Within a Shadow Lies What Will Fall (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Splayed (2004 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Fast Play (2005 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi, Pascale Marthine Tayou);
Headskin (2005 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
My Possession (2005 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Blood Poem (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
In My House (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Man of War (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
For Children (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Mzungu (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Forward to Somewhere in Africa (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Sleepers (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Homesick (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Being Bamako (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Retrocession (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Cryptic, a Traveler’s Diary (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Retracing Johannesburg (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Performance of Doubt (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Window in the Desert (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
7 Sacred Moments (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Beauty, in the Eye of the Beholder (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Homeland (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Human Walk (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Triumph of her Death (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Creepcreature (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Eastleigh Crossing (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Es’Gangeni (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
One Kenyans (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Cage (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Hum (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Paradise: The Hidden Land (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Power for Japan (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Fairy Tale of the Black Mountain (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Reviving the Fittest (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Generationzzz (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The View (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Black Tree (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Dandora Pool (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi).