Impression of graduation project by Ella Hebendanz
Impression of graduation project by Ella Hebendanz
Impression of graduation project by Ella Hebendanz

Ella Hebendanz

Where does one body end and another begin? Intentionally embracing the in-betweenness, my artistic research floats somewhere within the cyberspace and the tangible world. Morphing virtual, material, and linguistic bodies, I create fluid collages of moving image and performance. Drawing inspiration from materialist feminism, I see it as an urgency to rethink the borderisation of our world and instead to celebrate the non-borders and colorful gradients of the inbetween.

compositions of unbroken flows
Graduation Project

With my work compositions of unbroken flows I am inviting the audience to an audio-visual journey through a landscape of thoughts on materiality and fluidity. Exploring the beautifully chaotic discourse on corporeal entanglement, I am questioning the borders and boundaries of the individual body. Inspired by the craft of pottery and clay’s symbolism of matter, I use motorised turning wheels to compose a swirling dreamscape that contextualises my research. I play with the conjunction of sound, image, and movement, as well as that of human and machine, to contextualise my research on bodily entanglement. Thus, I weave my own narrative into the discourse on materialist feminism. Together, our bodies morph, move, spin, spiral, twirl, and dance.


  • Electronic Hardware: Maarten Keus
  • Sound Art: Hilde Wollenstein
  • Visual programming and projection mapping: Xiaoyao Ma

This work is part of the trilogy ặnim@, a collaborative project by our cyberfeminist collective sWitches (Ines DeRu, pamela varela, Ella Hebendanz). We use technology as our magickal tools, spells, and ingredients to create a new realm for feminism, collectiveness, and empowerment.

entangled bodies - a collection of thoughts on the materiality of limits

Journeying through the mingling mess of materialist entanglement, I am looking at bodies; bodies of any kind. This thesis resembles a gathering of observations and speculations about bodily materiality. It is questioning a body‘s beginnings and its endings while observing points of segregation and surfaces of intersection. Where are the limits, boundaries and borders of a body? And do they actually exist? I am investigating mechanisms of separation that divide, categorise, marginalise, and oppress our bodies. Simultaneously, I am wondering how, instead, we could acknowledge, allow, and create a space for bodily fusion, transition, transformation, and, finally, entanglement.