Fabienne     Gallina     Baron

Performer and Visual ArTist


Born 1975 in Switzerland as a child of italian migrants, Fabienne Gallina Baron is working as a filmmaker and performance artist, living around the world. After working in the media as an editor and presenter she has been a camera assistant for many years. She studied Theater/Dramatics, Comparative and German Literature in Zuerich, Bern and Berlin. After graduating as a teacher for primary school, she studied further in the fields of cinema since 2002.

Activities on Set
Crew United (search: Fabienne Gallina) EDUCATION IN FILM EDUCATION 
AVID, Editor for Film und TV (AVID (CS6 Premiere Pro, After Effects»)) Filmhaus Babelsberg, Berlin
Editing with AVID, cimdata Medien-Akademie, Berlin
History and theory of documentary film, Hochschule f. Film u. Fernsehen, Potsdam, Berlin
Narrative structure in documentary film, Hochschule f. Film u. Fernsehen, Potsdam, Berlin
Developement for documentary film – masterclass, screenplay camp (with Andres Veiel), Berlin
Developement for documentary film – modul 2, screenplay camp (with Andres Veiel), Wiesbaden
Documentary film for cinema – basic course. screenplay camp (with Christian Frei) Freiburg im Breisgau
Insight Out-International Symposium on Digital Camera and HDTV production, Training, HFF, Potsdam, Berlin
Photoshop CS4, basic course for artists, BBK, Berlin
Work in Process, documentary film-workshop, FOCAL, Zuerich
Theatre studies, Bern, Berlin
German and comparative literature studies, Zuerich, Berlin
Photography, workshop, Schule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zuerich
Image narrative and figurative drawing, Hochschule f. Gestaltung u. Kunst, Zuerich
Light and Stage – technical foundation, Focal Film und Audiovision, Zuerich
Cinematography Workshop, 16mm, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Open Channel, Melbourne
Introduction in print journalism, Medienausbildungszentrum, Luzern
Moderation, speech technique, video technique, SFDRS, Zuerich
Radio specific courses: interview technique, feature design, moderation, speach technique, Cool Edit Pro, Kanal K, Aarau
1998-1999 -Print journalism studies, Zuerich
Primary school education teacher certificate, Luzern unnamed


My first physical contact with the rope work was back in 2010, and I have since maintained this passion joyfully. As a visual artist, I perceive the Japanese rope-art as a wonderful balance between aesthetics and motion. I am ever fascinated by the artistic aspects and concentrated connection between the body and the spiritual while interacting with the models. On the whole: it is a spiritual blessing.

To me, working with the ropes is, besides its erotic dimension, mainly a creative and artistic means of communication. I am a very physical person, with a lifelong passion for all kinds of sports, I have primarily been focused on dance over the past five years. Within this passion, I have explored break dancing, contemporary dance, contact improv, laban, body mind centrering and tango as well as the practices of yoga and respiratory therapy and the Indian healing and martial art Kalaripayattu.

The teachings of the Japanese art of rope-tying center around the aesthetic and communicative-energetic interaction between ropes and the body/the spiritual individual: capturing the creative energy of ropes on the body as a form of body-art as well as body work.

ropes1-169x300 EDUCATION IN ROPES

Shibari edus:

  • since 2015 performances with falbala ropes performance crew
  • 2012-2015 weekly trainings at schwelle7 // …
  • 2018 workshop with kasumi hourai, copenhagen
  • 2014 workshop with nicolas yoroi, schwelle7
  • 2014 workshop with nawashi kanna as model, schwelle7
  • 2014 workshop with akira naka as model, schwelle7
  • 2014 make your own ropes, with Shadow
  • 2013 rigger boot camp, schwelle7
  • 2013 european rigger exchange, schwelle7
  • 2013 workshop with barkas, berlin
  • 2012 european rigger exchange, schwelle7
  • 2012 workshop with esinem, schwelle7
  • 2011 shibari dojo berlin, weekly training once to twice a week
  • 2010 shibari beginners training at buffet, berlin

Shibari supporting edus:

  • 2018 Butoh Dance Workshop with Valeria Geremia, Catania
  • 2017 diplome reiki level 1
  • since 2017 autodidactic study of dharma and meditation
  • 2016 aura course
  • 2014/15 partner acrobatics / acro yoga
  • 2013/14 Kalaripayattu
  • 2013 introduction to sex education, center for family planning ‘Balance’, Berlin
  • 2012 Aufbau der Mitte bei Fe Reichelt!
  • since 2008 multiple workshops on polyamoury, jealousy, BDSM, Flogging, queer politics, etc.
  • since 2008 dancing classes in different dance styles