Eva-Maria Kurz - about me
My mother groaned, my father wept,into the dangerous
world I leapt
1944, May17 Eva-Maria Kurz was born
in Stuttgart, Germany during last
year of World War II.
After the war she spend
some time in Zurich, Switzerland, with her grandparents
together with mother, brother and sister
1950-1963 back in Germany she attended the elementary and secondary school in
1964: she began high-school studies at the University Tübingen:
first medical science,
afterwards she changed over to psychology.
Over the years of her study
this discipline changed remarkably,
beginning with quite
arbitrary theories changing to valid scientific research.
Most of all she was
affected by the works of Stanley Milgram ("Obedience to Authority" )
and by the communication
theory of Paul Watzlawick.
1974 she graduated from university with the degree
"Diplom-Psychologin" (corr. "master").
The subject of her thesis
was a research regarding the hypothesis,
that specific personality traits in people (intolerance
of ambiguity) induce to such attitudes like
authoritarianism, dogmatism and nationalism.
Further on she attended
especially in behavioural
and systemic psychotherapy.
1973: she declared officially leaving the christian church due to conviction.
1975-1982: she was employed by the University Tübingen;
in a precarious campus her
main task was to give troubled students psychological assistance and devise a more favorable social
1983 she was forced to quit her employment due to economy measures in spite of
vehement students protest campaigns.
William Blake: Damn braces. Bless relaxes
1984: being without duty she took the chance to strike a new path and to pursue
her passion for theatre.
She moved to Berlin,
where at first she accepted various tasks in off-stage-theatres.
At the same time she
attended professional acting traings offered by various teachers..
1985 she met film
director Rosa von Praunheim and became part of a small company of actors in
order to create a film concerning AIDS epidemic - resulting the black comedy
A Virus Knows No
Morals (1986), where she had her first leading part as a fag-hunting
journalist. Furthermore she kept and
still keeps in touch with Rosa von Praunheim and became part of his films
des Lasters ", "Rosas
Höllenfahrt" among others.
1989 she met another filmmakers, who gained notable influence on her further
Schlingensief ; among others she was
part in his film
Deutsche Kettensägenmassaker" (1990), " Terror 2000"
From now on she worked with many other
directors and appeared in more than 100 films and TV-productions, preferably in
edgy non-conform films, but also in conventional mainstream -films and series,
and also in international movies including Alexander
Sokurov: Faust (winner of the Golden Lion, Venice Film Fest 2011), Jos Stelling: The Girl and Death (winner of
the Gouden Kalf, Filmfest Utrecht 2012) , moreover shortfilms and music clips,
such as Ueberfallkommando
feat.Ferris MC (2012).
In addition to her film work she performs
occasionally on theatre stage in Berlin, in Svizzerland and Austria , there too
favouring non-classical, offbeat
performances such as
Gesicht ist eine wunderbare Bühne für mein Drama" by author and director Malte
2005 she works also as speaker in audio dramas, readings, documentaries
(voice over) and video games.
Eva-Maria Kurz *1944, mammal, human, female, german - height 5'5" - size XS
LIKES: Thomas Bernhard, Robert Walser, Saul
Randy Newman, Roger Miller, Johnny Cash,
Werner Herzog, Loriot,
cats, mountains, seas, trees
DiSLIKES: Goethe, religions, fakes, blind