Pole dance, originating in strip culture, has found its way into exhibitions and music culture. The acrobatic-athletic art form is changing both conventional forms of reception of performance art and the formal guidelines that the institutional space has set so far. In the process, important discussions on the rights, criminalisation, and working conditions of sex workers, which have been conducted outside of the general public for far too long, come into focus.
FRZNTE combines performative, choreographic, and sculptural elements in her pole performances, often referring to the architectural context. Her body wrapping and moving around the pole becomes a kinetic sculpture and gesture of empowerment. The mostly scantily clad body is by no means merely for effect, but is a means to an end. The naked skin acts as glue between the body and the pole. It is a chance to experience this art form beyond its socially prescribed location. The physical and energetic power that is immanent in it is capable of changing mental constructs and preconceptions and, also, of seeing them in a new light.
Site-specific pole performance, 2022
FRZNTE is an East Berlin-born DJ, Pole Performer and cultural producer. In her performances, she combines pole dancing with tech-noir aesthetics creating a mesmerizing visual experience that celebrates the human body and elevates female empowerment.
Most recently, FRZNTE joined forces with Apex Anima for Pop-Kultur Festival 2021 and created a highly energetic audio-visual live show in which they fused ethereal with physical, platonic with erotic, and static with acrobatic moments. FRZNTE has also performed with Peaches at Deutsche Oper, Berlin, on a bridge crossing the Spree as part of the performative boat ride Another Map to Nevada organized by The Performance Agency, as well as on a privatized parking lot within Guerrilla Architects & Alicia Augustín’s theater play 1km² Berlin – Akt II: A place to be. Die Tragödie der offenen Stadt.
As a DJ her music is both trash and glam. Sometimes, she brings her pole to the party and stirs up a mirage of smoke with her slowly spinning high heels for her hypnotic FRZNTE LIVE SHOW