Since more than two decades media-artist, director, choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier creates innovative works with new media in performing arts, music and installations, highly acclaimed by critics and audience.

His inter-media performances and artworks are shown at festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia.
He worked with dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt) …
He composed for ensembles like Kronos Quartet, German Chamber Philharmonics, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Balanescu Quartet, among others.

Since 2006 he is visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice/Italy, since 2013 also at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca/Romania teaching interactive arts and performances. In 2005 and 2008 he taught as an adjunct professor for composition at the Webster University Vienna. In 2010 and 2011 he held courses for choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma.
Since 2015/2016 he is co-director of the Master for Advanced Interaction at IAAC (institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia) in Barcelona.
From 2006 to 2014 he was jury member of the international choreography competition 'no ballet' in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany. He gives lectures at international universities and institutions.
He lives in Vienna and Barcelona.
→ DEUTSCH


click on image to download hires version, 17,4x17,4cm, 300dpi
→ go to LECTURES and WORKSHOPS
A computer-techno game, sound-animated by Obermaier's multicoloured electronic thunderstorm, like a horror vision of a weapon used on a crippled and disabled clone of a human being.
MUENCHNER MERKUR

The experience is mind-altering.
THE INDEPENDENT

Never have I seen technology so clever integrated into dance as here.
THE TIMES

Obermaier's interactive visual worlds aroused storms of applause.
MITTELBAYERISCHE ZEITUNG

... a stunning, intense and entirely innovative interpretation of Stravinskys radical, repetitive, ritualistic rhythms.
BALLET.MAGAZINE

Simply brilliant. ...
DIE PRESSE

This at the same time playful, sassy and spectacular project is the centerpiece ...
SUEDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

Cult – no doubt.
RHEIN-NECKAR-ZEITUNG

And, boy, is it one spectacle that lives up to the description and pedigree. The use of live media in dance performance is not new, but with a conductor like Obermaier, the final result is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
THE BUSINESS TIMES

Klaus Obermaier's 3D-staging pulled all into its spell. The choreography and the virtual realization visualized the topic of sacrifice of the SACRE in a quality, which left the visitors shivering. The audience thanked with standing ovations.
ZEITUNG OESTERREICH

The highlight of the open-air exhibition is provided by Klaus Obermaier.
DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR

Only on rare occasions the dynamic laws of dance and performance art have interacted in such a beautiful way with the world of digital images before.
DIE WELT

Klaus Obermaier is regarded as the uncrowned king of the interactive digital cross-linking of dance.
RHEIN-NECKAR-ZEITUNG

Klaus Obermaier's visualization of Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" caused jubilation at the 'classical sound cloud' of the Linzer Brucknerfest. A milestone in the history of digital arts. Bravo!
OBEROESTERREICHISCHE NACHRICHTEN

An experience quite unlike any other, because he's unashamed to offer you beauty, grace and fun while experimenting with the edges of technology.
THE BUSINESS TIMES

Klaus Obermaier's installation 'shine on' is the star among the artworks at the 'Parklandschaften'.
LUEDENSCHEIDER NACHRICHTEN
projects
DANCING HOUSE
interactive projection mapping,
sound installation
VISAGE R-0-R
interactive audio-visual installation
HEAVY-HEADED /
DADA-MINDED
 
interactive performance
with audience participation
TRANSCRANIAL  
Klaus Obermaier
Daito Manabe
Kyle McDonald
ENTITATIVITY  
interactive installation
EGO  
interactive installation
TAKE A NUMBER,
LEAVE YOUR HEAD
 
an interactive club piece with drinks, dance and DADA
ARTISTS, BOOBS & CITIES 
portraits of artists,
interactive installation,
condensed urban landscapes
FACE IT
interactive projection and
sound installation
THE CONCEPT OF …
interactive performances
TWILIGHT ZONE
opening performances, installations.
RUHR.2010
SOCIAL PATTERNS
public video installation.
Seoul, South Korea
Le Sacre du Printemps
dance, orchestra,
real-time generated stereoscopic proj.
SHINE ON
video/sound installation
BELOW
space intervention, LICHTROUTEN
APPARITION
interactive dance, body projection mapping 
Ars Electronica 2004
Oedipus Reloaded
interactive theater
Ruhrtriennale
MARIA T
with Alexander Balanescu and Balanescu Quartet
VIVISECTOR
video, dance, music
unique body projection mapping
actOpera
Linzer Klangwolke 2000
an interactive game for 60000 people
D.A.V.E.
video/dance/music
unique body projection mapping
jobOpera
Linzer Klangwolke 1998
stereoscopic laser, giant videos and projection mapping
metabolic stabilizers
video/music/dance
immateriaux
interactive music/laser performance and installation
the cloned sound
kronos quartet
interactive music and visuals,
Ars Electronica 1993
swim
art ensemble of chicago and the german chamber philharmonics