Anne Fidler is a performer!

© Anne Fidler

Nationality: USA // Current City, Berlin

Who are you? What do you do? 

I have many names. I perform and direct porn under the name Poppy Cox but when I work for other people, I use my real name. I make costumes for my performances and myself. My performance work is usually centered around feminism, femininity and sexuality. I also like to bring a lot of playful, DIY elements and work a lot with the concept of ‘availabilism’. By designing costumes and props for film and theatre, as well as working in fashion I also help other people realise their visions. I’m the creative director of Bike Smut, which is an independent touring film festival of erotic bicycle movies.

Your style in 3 words? 

Ridiculous, unashamed, playful. Your weakness? Your strength? Weakness: I need deadlines to create. Strength: I work great to deadlines. What makes you different? I don’t feel like I fit into any one scene, but can adapt my work to many.

Rural Ritual. © photo by Christoph Neumann

Rural Ritual. © photo by Christoph Neumann

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process? 

That limitations almost always make for the best results.

When did you decide to become a costumer and performer? 

I don’t feel like I ever had a choice. Being creative is just the only way I can survive.

A few words about your favourite creation? 

My favourite creation is always changing. I was really happy with a set of Tetris shapes I finished this fall and performed with on the streets of Berlin. It was a vision of mine for a few years, but I was on tour with Bike Smut for a while, so could only just final realise my vision, and it was lots of fun!


Rural Ritual. © photo by Christoph Neumann

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you? 

There are so many, but someone who should get more credit in this lifetime is the London-based performance artist Fancy Chance.

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on? 

Currently working a on a few music-based performance projects. One is a country music duo, Poppy and Willy Coxon. We have matching western suits and be singing country duets in Berlin soon.

Do you have a vision? 

Yes, I’m just not sure how to get there yet. Anything disturbing your vision? Too many emails. Where are we going? To a pile of plastic trash. Anything else? Ride a bike.

Your favourite spots in Berlin? 

Sameheads (shop, gallery, bar). Monster Ronsons Karaoke. Exit Shop and the Carni Closet. 

Contributed by Halea Isabelle Kala