we are made one with what we touch and see
(oscar wilde)

"touching art by ulrich gottlieb a wonderful approach to a mutual and collaborative performance art!"

"#touch is much more than just art, much more than just performance, it has something educational, therapeutic, spiritual and philosophical..."

"it is not only art in itself. it's connneting between people, art and soul."

"out of touches comes freedom"

"a meeting with touch, a meeting with close contact."

"a man is in a sack and people are painting on him. i imagined everything happening on the canvas to be very chaotic, and the pictures turn out to be very interesting, which surprises me a lot."

"it is much more than a painting."

"art which empowers collaboration and community"

"it is always delightful to see those spirits...maturity in kids and kids in grown ups."

"very nice the interactions with the audience and especially with the many enthusiastic kids."

"i was torn between watching and painting, both were very nice!"

"i love the process of the performance. very raw, spontenious and inclusive."

"magically beautiful and certainly moving - i would have loved to see it live! leaves traces. thanks!"

"poetry in movement, textures of touch, experience into colors, an organic artwork of coming together."

"wonderful concept and choreography, everyone is part of the transformation and constant change no matter you are actively participating or just observing."

"quite a reflective piece actually, especially given the time and the global situation. it was personal - subjective and objective - i wonder what the experience was like for the artist? brave work!"

"#touch is world-making with all its subtle, nuanced, and sublime manifestations."

"it’s not only art. it included story telling and inspiration."

"really like how at the first it is a very still & stiff monolith until touched & painted by others, then coming to life. reminds me of 2001: a space odyssey but quite a different response when the monolith is touched!"

"a nice and ultimately unexpected experience to take part in ulrich gottlieb's performance “touch”. knowing that he was in the moving "sack" that i was allowed to paint (among others). nevertheless, in doing (touching) this moving and reacting sculpture has developed a life of its own and has taken on traits of an “other” being."

"unbelievable! unintentional free spirit play with painting can create these gorgeous pictures. really beautiful. feeling unrestrained and joy of freeing in the painting."

"there's something more than just something to see, there's something to feel, there's something that lives and transforms"

„this is not the usual artwork you will see anywhere in this world. this is manifested energy of people coming together and sharing their presence all in one canvas get in touch and better get it now."

"this painting is the witness of the richness of movement and touches from the people creative spontanity."

"the orange color attracts them to join in voluntary. its not set up not rehoursled."

"it was not about what to paint. it was about the act of painting itself. be there in this moment with full heart."

"a burning desire to bring people together only equipped with brushes and colors, touch the fire and feel the magic"

"art and energy studies from the past brought into presence to spice up your future, to make it more colorful and enticing."

"the world is a colorful stone, the touch of a common sense, the feeling of a living being, a beautiful video with rapid meditation in color."

more about #touch

#touch vientiane

#touch bangkok

ulrich gottlieb

ulrich gottlieb
ulrich gottlieb, vienna/bangkok, 1964 born in germany. live in vienna/bangkok.
multiple discipline artist, taiji instructor. physical theatre, performance, visual art, poetry, video.

mime and classical music, education for children.
worshops and courses in physical theatre and taiji quan.
art and education, universities, international schools.
art projects, performance and visual art in multiple disciplines.

performance (selection)
bavarian state theatre "zazou", d: jerome savary
bavarian broadcasting munich / philharmony cologne "speechless..."
bavarian broadcasting munich "till eulenspiegel"
international dance festival bangkok "physical poetry"
chiemsee orchestra, germany "cat in the boots"

art project #touch
wonderfruit festival, thailand
int. dance festival bangkok/ thailand
portugese embassy bangkok/ thailand
austrian embassy bangkok/ thailand
river city, goethe institut bangkok/ thailand
fang mae kong dance festival, vientiane/ laos
akh contemporary gallery vienna/ austria
hundsheim/ austria
p.space bangkok
prechody festival gmünd
applied interdisciplinary lab, vienna
thai-italian chamber of commerce, bangkok

bavarian theatre academy munich
srinakarinwirot university bangkok/ thailand
chulalongkorn university, bangkok/ thailand
university for popular music & music business
summer academy greece
art forum austria bank, vienna
international dance festival, bangkok/ thailand
international puppet theatre festival, hydra/ greece
patravadi theatre, bangkok/ thailand
penang players drama group, penang/ malaysia
theatre festival isny / germany
ista international school theatre association

art projects
physical poetry - dance/text
#touch - living canvas