The American artist Ann Liv Young has been working as a choreographer and performer for well over a decade. Her provocative works were first shown in New York before she became internationally known. In her lascivious, exalted and merciless shows Ann Liv Young knows how to get very close to her audience. Trash and depth, naked flesh and gender awareness, flagellation and redemption, chaos and order – her works deconstruct pop-cultural stereotypes, interpret fairy tales very idiosyncratically or retell the biographies of historical personalities. Not infrequently, to land on the ground of desolate reality, Ann Liv Yound unsettles her audience by provokind them, embarrassing them and transcending the boundaries of intimacy.