Steffi Weismann is a performance artist and composer of audiovisual works based in Berlin. Born in 1967 in Zurich, she attended the Zurich School of Design and studied costume and set design as well as experimental music, video and performance art at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Recently she focused on situative and interactive concepts in time based arts. Since 2010 she is performing variations of her solo LapStrap using a soundbelt with portable audio devices and creating instant compositions with voices and fieldrecordings at indoor and outdoor spaces.
Beside her solo work she is a member of the vocal performance group Maulwerker and has performed experimental music and Fluxus over many years. As a video artist she completed a number of audiovisual projects in collaboration with composers related to Echtzeitmusik Berlin (Annette Krebs and Andrea Neumann amongst others). Between 1990 and 2007 her activities were strongly related to the independent art spaces KuLe and ausland in former East Berlin. She was the co-founder of artist groups and event series such as ex machinis, Labor Sonor and Fernwärme. Weismann has been teaching performing arts at drama schools in Norway and Denmark (2000/2001) and at the Universities of Art in Berlin-Weißensee (2007) and Braunschweig (2009-2011).
In 2009 her artist monography VIS-A-VIS was published at the Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg. She got grants from the Villa Aurora Los Angeles (2008) and the Braunschweig University of Art (Dorothea Erxleben-Stipendium 2009-2011). In spring 2013 she is invited together with the sound artist Georg Klein for a residency at Schloss Werdenberg in Switzerland.