Kris Limbach (born in 1978) is a audiovisual artist, film maker and curator residing in Berlin.
Thinking audiovisual art coming from experimental sound, he is also heavily involved in film
projects, exploring constantly formats and aesthetics of cinema.
In his sound art work he uses film-editing techniques, prepared drums, tape manipulation , no input
mixing and a vast amount of raw and processed fieldrecordings. He released on labels such as
Richard Garets s ́ Contour Editions, Staaltape, Modisti, Framework Radio, Agxivatein and
collaborated with artists like John Bock, Pierce Warnecke, Hopek Quirin, Jochen Arbeit, Rinus van
Alebeek, Rieko Okuda, Juan Antonio Nieto aka Pangea, Lisa Müller-Trede and more.
His experimental feature films “Music for dysfunctional Airports” and “The Lost Color” were shown internationally on film and media art festivals alike.
In his film works he wanders between highly abstract live film- and video – manipulation and
feature-like experimental cinema. His long term work in set-recording, composition and scoring,
especially for performance artist and film maker John Bock influenced his unique process oriented
approach to film making.
He curates, together with Pierce Warnecke and Seiji Morimoto, the emitter micro label and emitter
micro festival, a biennial experimental sound Festival in Berlin. He curates evenings of
experimental music and performance in various places, ranging from a emitter night at the
Kontakte19 festival at Akademie der Künste to a experimental streaming series T.A.T.V. at
Ausland Berlin during lockdown times. He s frequently collaborating with the artist collective Aktuelle Architektur der Kultur (AADK). At the moment he is finishing his 3 rd experimental feature film “Ohnmacht” that got delayed by the pandemic and will be premiered in spring 2022.


TheLostColor, feature Film , 60min,premiered at IBAFF, 2016

music for dysfunctional airportsexperimental feature filmpremiered at Nordelijk Film Festival / Media Art Festival Friesland, 2014

antenas – super8 stop motion short, 2014

Cuento Incompletoshort film, 2004

Festivals / Concerts (selection)

2018 // IFFR-Sound//Vision Rotterdam // In Sonora Madrid // Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden //

2017 // Performing for John Bock at Berlinische Galerie and Kunsthalle Rostock // Performance at Spektrum with Guido Henneboehl & Thanos Chrysakis // Duo with Jochen Arbeit at Z-inema Berlin

2016 // LUNA Festival Leeuwarden // Light Art Festival Tunis // Concert at West-Germany w/ Rieko Okuda // Performance for film and tapes at Spektrum // Performance with Koikate at Theaterdiscounter Berlin

2015 “Sound Dialog” Instituto Cervantes, Berlin // Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben // Spektrum Berlin Opening Weekend // KK-stival // Transmediale Vorspiel Scopesessions AV Exposure // Performance for Film and Tapes, NK Berlin // Loopsider, Berlin // Emitter Micro Festival Berlin

2014Practicas Contemporaneas, Murcia // Videoformes Festival Clermont Ferrand (w/ Panoptik) // Media Art Festival Friesland, Leeuwarden // Fonoteca SONM Murcia // Plateforme, Paris //

2013Transmediale.13 Vorspiel //Noordelijk Film Festival Friesland // Dark Stations with Hopek Quirin & Kim Cascone // Salon Bruit, Berlin // KW – Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin

2012 Das kleine Fieldrecordingsfestival Berlin // C´est La vie, Madrid // Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin

Residencies (selection)

2018 Residency In Sonora / Sala El Aquila , Madrid

2015 AADK Spain Summer Residency

2014Le Hublot, Nice, Fr // SONM Puerta de Castilla, Spain for “Music for dysfunctional Airports” // AADK Spain

2012Chalk Hill Residency, California for “Sonic Landscape Interventions”

Releases (selection)

2019 XQX Release on Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

2018 AKP release with Pierce Warnecke & Anton Mobin on middleeightrecordings/emitter micro // DEAD & Juicy / Hells´ Bells Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with John Bock on Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König / emitter micro

2017 split-release on staaltape with Midori Hirano

2016 amp-rec release with Hopek Quirin

2015 PALAL-LEL – with Hopek Quirin released on Classwar Karaoke

2014‘begin _if_ (3)’ on Agxivatein // ‘Music for dysfunctional Airports’ on SONM

2013Kein Zurück!- with Miguel A. Garcia & Kerstin Podbiel – self released art multiple // HOPEK QUIRIN & ANTON MOBIN & KRIS LIMBACH –emitter micro

2012 ‘sonic landscape interventions‘ art multiple //’4 Corners of the night’ on Staaltape

2011 “2(3)” on emitter micro

“begin _if_ (2)” on modisti

2009 “begin _if _(1)” on contour editions