Thoughts through a body (2020)
Text by Irene Rainer
Collaboration with artists Lucilla Patrizi and Jonas Kolecki
Artistic Practice with Otobong Nkanga | University of Bolzano
Due to the lack of social encounters, our output is the project –
„Thoughts through a Body“. The aim is to create a continuous poetic
exchange. The focus is on inner needs and written thoughts.
Through words, drawings and multimedia we meet and try to listen to
each other. A dialogue develops: sometimes silent, sometimes physical,
sometimes meditative, towards an individual creative flow.
The resulting video Dancings Thoughts is interwoven with the poetry of
the book Thoughts through a body.
typewritten booklet 21cm x 12 cm
Dancing thougths, 2021
HD Video 7’21’’
Bedtime Thoughts (2018)
"...When we sleep, we are dancing in our thoughts" - Visualization of three nights spent at the Michelangelo Reload residency in Pietrasanta. By putting colored calk on my body during bedtime, I aim to visualize the traces and movement during sleep.
Cleaning the Pool (2016)
In "Cleaning the Pool" I remove snow from an abandoned swimming pool in the alps of north Italy. The created strokes are only visible from the zenith view, with the
pool´s borders framing the scenario. [... ] the ephemeral painting is driven by movement, a process of creation through removal.
Cleaning the Pool (2016)
Zenith vision of an ephemeral drawing
My work is influenced by since early youth learned autodidactic film & video techniques, as well as the idea of traveling and strolling. With my work, which is currently mostly expressed through performative installations in space, I am looking for the same feeling I had when I was 13 years old on a skateboard, strolling the streets all day and using architectural objects as „obstacles“ for misappropriated recreational fun. I could see this decontextualization and the idea of movement in space retrospectively also in my first conscious work: Cleaning the Pool (2016), in which I „clean“ a snow-covered swimming pool with a broom....
2020 - today: Munich Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Class of Olaf Nicolai
2016 - 2020: Free University of Bolzano: Major in Art ( BA )
2015 - 2016: LMU Munich: Philosophy and Economics
2013: Abitur Ignaz-Taschner Gymnasium Dachau, NTG; WSG-W
2020: Willy the Cat, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano
2018: Michelangelo Relad Residency under 35, Pietrasanta
2018: La VËTA Pontives - Open Atelier, Gröden
2018: Sound & Space, Free University of Bolzano
2017: Fake for real, Free University of Bolzano
2016: In Between, Free University of Bolzano
2012: Die Essenz der Dinge - Moosschwaige Dachau
Born 1994 Munich, DE