Gestalta is the stage name of British artist Hannah Judd. They began working intensively with Japanese inspired rope bondage called shibari in 2007, and have studied with a diverse range of artists working with the practice in both Japan and Europe. In more recent years, their research has shifted towards a broader exploration of movement, bodies and environments. Gestalta has performed internationally, including at London’s Royal College of Art, University of Gothenburg, Culturgest in Lisbon, and Berlin’s Mainoeuvre Gallery, as well as a number of shibari festivals in Rome, Sydney, Prague, Moscow, Helsinki, and elsewhere. They are currently studying an MA in Fine Art at the University of Leeds and working as a resident teacher at Karada House in Berlin.
As of September 2021