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Canan Bunk
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Canan Bunk (1993, DE) is an artistic researcher and scenographer based in Hamburg, Germany. She holds an MA in Visual Communication with a focus on Time-Based Media from HAW Hamburg (2022).

Her artistic practice lies at the intersection of scenography, performance, and VR. Using performative and installative methods, her work reflects on socio-cultural issues in the field of new media. Her current work explores the performative dimension of virtual contexts and thus their potential as sites of aesthetic, social, and political processes.

Understanding scenography not only as an aesthetic means but also as a tool of negotiation/communication, she aims for scenographic practice to reflect on its relationship with technological development.

She has created various transmedial set and stage designs for festivals such as CLAB festival, concerts, fashion shows, and theatre. Her master's thesis was selected by the ‘Design Zentrum Hamburg’ as one of the twenty best graduation projects of 2022.


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