In her work, Stertz aims to direct attention to the human being on a bare, existential level. She reflects the individual in connection to its surroundings informed by society, locality, family, history, and policy. – The notion of freedom is central to this undertaking. Knowing that absolute freedom does not exist, but that it is always subject to a moment of negotiation, her art making and thinking is exposed to the exploration of different modes of perception to point to an unbiased openness and to alter predetermination. Performances become thus places of invitation and motion. 
She aims to pick people up, invites them to get involved and shares her time with them, as they share theirs with her. Further she seeks to create open, yet intimate moments of being together, face-to-face, among others, in one room – present, to remind us of our natural and mutual longing for an/other.

LOVE. | Introduction | performance and M.A. thesis, SomoS Art House, Berlin, 2015, photo by Melanie Wiener
LOVE. | Deconstruction | performance and M.A. thesis, SomoS Art House, Berlin, 2015, photo by Melanie Wiener
LOVE. | Reduction | performance and M.A. thesis, SomoS Art House, Berlin, 2015, photo by Melanie Wiener
Butoh Beach | butoh improvisation presenting fashion by Tata Christiane, SomoS Art House, Berlin, 2015, photo by Sigel Eschkol
To Blur Lines Between Us | two-part performance, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, 2015, photo by Andrea Francone
You Came As A Friend | performance with Amelia de Rudder, SAIC Open Studio Night, Chicago, 2015, photo by Lena von Geyso
OBJECTs TO CHANGE | performance with Hanna Brock, Amelia de Rudder, Olive Stefanski and Peyton Stewart, No Nation – Art Space and Tangenital Unspace Lab, Chicago, 2016, photo by Armando Lozano
Becoming An Image, Lisa Stertz, Manuel Vason, Collaboration, Chicago, June 2014
SUR VIVANT | performance, Plateau Gallery, Berlin, 2014
In The Rooms Of Their Head | video, Nightingale, Chicago 2015
Your Movement Sounds Like My Body | performance with Keijaun Thomas and Troy Schafer, Tritriangle, Chicago, 2014
response:resonance | performance with Annika Haas, Grüntaler9, Berlin, 2013
LEFT OUT | video performance, private space, Berlin, 2013