Wibke Tiarks is a musician, composer, sound designer and interdisciplinary artist. She has collaborated with painters, filmmakers, dancers and conceptual artists such as Amy Sillman, Blaise Kirschner, Jordan Strafer, Jules Cunningham, Kerstin Braetsch, Kerstin Schroedinger, titre provisoire (...) creating scores and music for their performative and image-based works. She holds an MFA in Sound and Music from Bard College in New York.
Her work deals with sonic space in the form of a system of relationships that can change, shift, and readjust, a system of listening that can take on such tasks as mis-remembering and reconfiguring. In this sonic space, sound takes over a room in the form of leaking, even including a leak of sense that registers forms of knowledge that are not synched, but are partial, sketchy, liquid and animate. The sounds she produces are enmeshed with instances of liveliness.
Additionally she has been working as a technical producer and art handler since 2010. She has been responsible for the technical realization of works as well as international exhibitions by artists working with video, film, performance, installation and sculpture, such as Renate Lorenz&Pauline Boudry, Pauline Cunier Jardin, AWST&Walther and was heading the technical department at Studio Ai Weiwei from 2015 until 2018. Being a certified props manager Tiarks has also worked in different capacities for film and theatre productions at Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin.