Britt Hatzius

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Britt is a visual artist and researcher working with film, video, sound and performance, and teaches inventive methods.

After completing her Fine Art Media studies at Chelsea College of Art, and an MA in Sociology at Goldsmiths in 2005, she collaborated as an artist-ethnographer on numerous research projects within the Department, lead by i.a. Nina Wakeford, Michael Keith, Roger Hewitt, Caroline Knowles and Kat Jungnickel, experimenting with inventive, creative and mixed sensory methods. She was co-editor of Street Signs Magazine (CUCR) 2006-2011, and regularly documented cross-departmental events during that time. Since 2010 Britt teaches inventive methods on the Visual & Inventive Practice module, MA/PhD Visual Sociology programme and occasionally still collaborates on research projects, currently on Kat Jungnickel's ERC funded “Politics of Patents” (2019-2024).

Academic qualifications

  • BA Fine Art Media, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London 2002
  • MA Photography and Urban Cultures, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London 2005

Professional projects

Britt is an independent visual artist and researcher working with film, video, sound and performance, based in London, Brussels and Berlin. Her work has been shown internationally at performance and media arts festivals, institutions and galleries. Recent performances include "Blind Cinema" (2016), where children aged between 9-12 describe a movie to a blindfolded adult audience, "Listening Distance" (2019), an immersive audio-visual performance exploring human echo location, the technique of sensing things at a distance, and "The Users" (2020), a stage performance whereby children mediators between the virtual worlds of video games and the here and now of the performance space.

She is also co-founder of non-profit organisation "Vision Inclusive" with blind echo-location trainer and researcher Thomas Tajo, a platform promoting a culture of openness.