Caspar Stracke is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker from Germany, living and working in New York City since 1993 and in Helsinki since 2012. His work is situated around architecture and urbanism, media archaeology as well as various social aspects of cinema.
Stracke’s films, videos, and installation work have been shown in numerous exhibitions, retrospectives, and festivals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
In 1999, Stracke completed his first feature-length 35mm film project CIRCLE’S SHORT CIRCUIT, which toured throughout the US and Europe and was selected for the American Century Part II exhibition at the Whitney Museum, NY.
Stracke was the recipient of a Rockefeller Media Art fellowship and finalized a film project on various notions of time reversal in philosophy, science, and cultural theory, featuring the philosopher Manuel De Landa, the nuclear scientist Mikhail Lukin and the gerontologist Michael West (among others).
He is an active member of THE THING, a NY-based nexus for art and net culture.
Since 2005, he has been the co-director of video_dumbo, an annual exhibition/festival for contemporary video art in NYC, co-presented with Dumbo Arts Center.
He also works as a screen designer for stage productions and collaborates as MOSTRA with his wife, Gabriela Monroy.
Caspar Stracke is a professor of Contemporary Art and Moving Image at KUVA Art Academy Helsinki.