Philipp Gehmacher lives in Vienna and works locally and internationally. He is a choreographer and dancer. His works explore movements and actions inscribed in the body and lead to research fields such as gesture, space and contact. Between 2007 and 2012, alongside numerous choreographic works, there were also collaborations with Meg Stuart and Vladimir Miller, which gave rise to stage works and video installations (dead reckoning, 2009, the fault lines, 2010). Since 2008 he has developed the lecture performance walk+talk and has been concerned with language, speech and expression (SAY SOMETHING, 2013). Since 2011 there have been exhibitions and video works (my shapes, your words, their grey, 2013). Gehmacher’s focus is currently on work on objects and materials and the design of walk-in spaces (der grauraum). Since 2014 Gehmacher has also been part of the Sculpture and Space class at the University of Applied Art, Vienna. He received the renowned Jerwood Choreography Award and the Austrian Advancement Award for Dance from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture. In 2016 Gehmacher presented new sculptural works and performances in Salzburg in the Museum der Moderne, in Graz for the Steirischer Herbst festival, in Helsinki at the Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival and in Sydney at the Sydney Biennale.