Julika Rudelius, Artist in distribution, Germany, 1968
Julika Rudelius was born in 1968 in Cologne, Germany, and is currently based in New York and Amsterdam. She attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany, from 1993-1994, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from 1995-1996 and participated in the Rijksakademie artist-in-residence program from 1999-2001. Her work has been exhibited in various solo and group shows in Europe. Her videos, usually showing people in 'everyday' interactions, are marked by an ambiguity between 'staged' and 'spontaneous' situations. The works look on social behaviour patterns as well as on physical and verbal communication, especially with respect to the question how these contribute to the creation and reproduction of social hierarchy. This intersects with an exploration of issues of sexuality, including shifting dynamics of sex and power and our cultural need to verbally express sexual detail.