Clarissa Thieme is a filmmaker and artist whose works range from photography, film and video to performance and text. In them, she frequently traces the implications of memory processes and the reconstruction of collective experiences and traumas. Her practice is research-based and often collaborative. Thieme studied Media Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), holds a degree in Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice, and is a Research Alumni of the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS). She has presented her work internationally at numerous exhibitions and festivals, including most recently Kunsthalle Mannheim (2021), neuer berliner kunstverein (2021), Anthology Film Archives, NYC (2021), Rencontres Internationales Paris (2021), Berlinale Forum (2020) and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2019). Among her works are Today is 11th June 1993 (film, 13′, & installation/performance, 2018), Weiter war nichts, ist nichts (installation, 2019), Can’t You See Them? – Repeat (film, 8′ & installation 2019), What Remains I Šta ostaje I Was bleibt / Re-visited (film, 70′, 2020), Archival Grid, Preview (installation, 11′, 2021, with Charlotte Eifler) and Do You Remember Sarajevo – Multitude (installation, 2021/22, with Nihad Kreševljaković).
Clarissa Thieme was a resident at the Tarabya Cultural Academy from August to September 2021 and again from February to March 2022.