Conquerista, 2019, Installation, Animation on Screen

Structural change

Silicon on wood, 2019, 45 x 32 cm
Silicon on wood, 2019, 45 x 32 cm
Silicon on wood, framed, 2018, 35 x 22 cm
Silicon on wood, framed, 2018, 35 x 22 cm
Photography Silicon on paper, 2018, Giclée-Print on Hahnemühle, 40 x 60 cm
Photography Silicon on paper, 2018, Giclée-Print on Hahnemühle, 40 x 60 cm
Photography Silicon on paper, 2018, Giclée-Print on Hahnemühle, 40 x 60 cm
Photography Silicon on paper, 2018, Giclée-Print on Hahnemühle, 40 x 60 cm

Silicon on coated hardboard, 2018, 30 x 20 x 170 cm
Silicon on coated hardboard, 2018, 30 x 20 x 170 cm
Drawing with white silicone on coated hardboard, 2018, 35 x 20 cm
Drawing with white silicone on coated hardboard, 2018, 35 x 20 cm
Drawing with white silicone on coated hardboard, 2018, 35 x 20 cm (Detail)
Drawing with white silicone on coated hardboard, 2018, 35 x 20 cm (Detail)

Agglomeration area

Drawing with black silicone on coated hardboard, 2017, framed. 60 x 65 cm
Drawing with black silicone on coated hardboard, 2017, framed. 60 x 65 cm
Exhibition view
Exhibition view

Giclée-Druck, 2017, 120x300cm
Giclée-Druck, 2017, 120x300cm
Exhibition view, Photo: Alescha T. Birkenholz
Exhibition view, Photo: Alescha T. Birkenholz

Liberation punch

The posting of complaints under #MeToo has been very welcomed. It's time for women to finally talk! But actually it's the classic victim speech. In all the efforts over the centuries to ban women from speaking, the lawsuit was always allowed.
Because, the old reservations about a victim, the idea that it is complicit, still goes into the trendy concept of resilience - a strong child says no! A self-confident woman knows how to defend herself!
Remains the question: Does the woman exaggerate? Is she speculating on profit? Was she too cowardly for resistance? Is she lying? all the set pieces add up to the image of a morally deficient woman that we have known since the Middle Ages.

In my video work the woman frees herself from her braid in order to give up something tried and tested. She takes her old life in her hand with the braid and flagellates herself for attributes that seem fateful, held on a smartphone.

Liberation Punch, 2018. HD-Film on Smartphone, framed, 20 x 29 cm


window to the soul, 2017
window to the soul, 2017
window to the soul, 2017, 50 x 300 cm
window to the soul, 2017, 50 x 300 cm

Me in black. Me in red. Me in gold.


Photography triple leave, 2016, Inkjet on Hahnemühle, je 55 x 70 cm
Text Dr. phil. Susanna Ott

From the eroticism of DIY stores

Silicon on coated hardboard, different sizes. 2016/17


Beyond her control

Above:
The film is formally based on a dervish dance, which is traditionally reserved for men alone, but the ego dissolves in the rotating dance and so there is no longer any female obstacle to encountering omnipotence. A pulsating, minimalistic sound whips the spinning, caught in the veil of the curtain, the expression of perfect domesticity.

 

Right: The plate skirt whirling with ease in the film freezes into a black sculpture.

Beyond her control, 2015, Object with fabric, wire, 1 x 0,7 m
Beyond her control, 2015, Object with fabric, wire, 1 x 0,7 m

Tomorrow morning, if God wills. ... (Jihad Girl)

Demo-Video, rotating Object, 20 x 20 x 150 cm, 2015, mixed media

The "Islamic State" urgently needs young women. It recruits them worldwide, including in Germany. Often it is teenagers who exchange their homeland for the desert. There they live in the caliphate as wives of a supposed martyr and are prophesied a place in the tempting hereafter.
The girls succumb to the secret longing for freedom and adventure, coupled with romantic ideas of a simple life and a transfigured view of a sweet promise: "Paradise".

This work in a dark room shows a "jihad barbie" under a blowing burka of bistro curtains stealing herself secretly from her parents' house. To the muted music of the music box (Brahms lullaby) the figure circles around itself.


Hüben und Drüben (Over here and over there)

Photography, 50 x 50 cm,  Lambda Pro on Aludibond
Photography, 50 x 50 cm, Lambda Pro on Aludibond
2015
2015

The composed composition of materiality, a curtain as long as the floor in front of a wall of artificial grass, in front of it a kind of doormat which, however, allows one to infer a gravel path. A hedge as a green shelter for conversations about or with the neighbour, a blond hair - someone is at home, but not approachable. Paul Watzlawick took up Heraklit's idea of the "unity in the diversity" of things and pointed out that too much good always turns into evil. The viewer may now ask himself which side he is on.


Out of

Video-Presentation, MDF black, B 60 H 70 T 50
Video-Presentation, MDF black, B 60 H 70 T 50

As far as here

Anwesen I – V

Anwesen IV, Lambda pro auf Aludibond, 80 x 50 cm
Anwesen IV, Lambda pro auf Aludibond, 80 x 50 cm
Anwesen III, 2013, Lambda auf Aludibond, 40 x 28 cm
Anwesen III, 2013, Lambda auf Aludibond, 40 x 28 cm
Anwesen V, Lambda Pro auf Aludibond, 34 x 20 cm
Anwesen V, Lambda Pro auf Aludibond, 34 x 20 cm

(...) We're being watched. Such a German street, in the country or on the outskirts. No one on the way. Where are the people? Is there a curtain moving? That only occurs in novels. The thing is uncanny enough in itself. Because nothing moves, even if someone observes us from inside: suspicious, tied up or paralyzed, pitiful or thirsting for blood. The curtain hangs, wrinkling like a wedding train, like a veil, le voile. (...)
In this work, the synthetic lace looks like a chador to protect the woman from covetous glances. At the same time, the use of curtain fabric creates an irritating connection to the cliché of "German cosiness".

Anwesen II-V,  Druck auf Acrylglas, Rauminstallation
Anwesen II-V, Druck auf Acrylglas, Rauminstallation

schleierhaft

HD  Film, 2012, 3:36 min.
HD Film, 2012, 3:36 min.
schleierhaft, 2012, Performance
schleierhaft, 2012, Performance

"The windows are open and your appearance is eyed by their curtains." Abdul Squad El-Janaby

stranger, 2012, Object, 3 x 1 x 1m, curtain, fabrics
stranger, 2012, Object, 3 x 1 x 1m, curtain, fabrics
curiosity 2012, wall object ca 50 x 70 x 20 cm, curtain, fabric, polyurethan
curiosity 2012, wall object ca 50 x 70 x 20 cm, curtain, fabric, polyurethan
neighbour, 2012, Installation, curtain, fabrics,  3 x  2 x 1  m
neighbour, 2012, Installation, curtain, fabrics, 3 x 2 x 1 m

ground floor, 2012, wallobject, 50 x 30 x 15 cm, curtain, fabrics, Polyurehtan
ground floor, 2012, wallobject, 50 x 30 x 15 cm, curtain, fabrics, Polyurehtan
RGB2OG, 2012, ground object ca 100 x 70 x 40 cm, curtain, fabrics, wire
RGB2OG, 2012, ground object ca 100 x 70 x 40 cm, curtain, fabrics, wire

Wildlife Living Room

"Voyeur"-Object, 2011, MDF, Ceramikc, Glas, Size 60 x 60 x 80 cm


The curtain is the orchid's death

Installation 2tlg., 160 x 40 x 75 cm, 2010/11

With this installation, I deal with a phenomenon that is spreading on German windowsills: in the past, they were the symbol of the aesthetes; today, orchids are on the shelves of DIY stores and supermarkets as cheap take-away items - they have long since displaced the Usambara violet from its window seat.
Framed by curtains, surrounded by nipples, with dust on her fleshy leaves, she thus resembles an aging pop singer whose lipstick is currently running unattractive. That's why I laid the orchid out to commemorate her, frozen in boundlessness, her portrait framed in silver over it, pale as a shroud.


Winnenden (Serie Schläfer)

In the works of the series Schläfer, created since 2008, I use different German place names as titles. They refer to tragic and dramatic events that took place there. The title of the series Schlafer, which I chose, reminds on the one hand of terrorists who live inconspicuously integrated while waiting for their deployment as assassins. On the other hand, it also turns out to be a reference to "inconspicuous" German citizens who can become criminals under certain circumstances.
The Swabian town of Winnenden became sadly famous when in March 2009 a 17-year-old pupil shot pupils and teachers of his school, passers-by and finally himself in a rampage. Lightly and delicately, the shaped curtain fabric bulges out of the wall like Master Horax's "Hour Flowers" from Michael Ende's book Momo and reminds us of the 15 pistol shots with which Tim K. wanted to pay attention to his unnoticed life.



Photography works, 2007 - 2014