Lisa Stertz is a German artist who in her work aims to direct attention to the human being on a bare, existential level. A central concept of her work is the notion of freedom and the human handling of it. Knowing that absolute freedom does not exist, but that it is always subject to a moment of negotiation, she shows and pursues versions of negotiations. Her work thus asks questions related to identity, culture, understanding, acceptance, respect, honesty, reason and gratitude. Further Stertz exposes her work to the exploration of different modes of perception to point to an unbiased openness and to alter predetermination. A picture that happens on a theoretical and logical level, as well as on an emotional and a purely physical level. Out of the latter, the priority of her artistic endeavours became the field of performance and body art.