ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

News in the shape of news paper. I can consume it or try and keep it out. Which other ways of wearing, bearing or carrying the news are there? Allun Turner took pictures of me with a news texture I made.

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

ways of wearing the news

Related:
photo series with news texture 2017
Allun Turner.

news texture. detail.

news texture. detail.

Altering News

Poster_Altering News. Ines Seidel
Altering News has been my biggest solo show so far. On four floors more than 70 pieces that I worked on in the past two years were on view, many of them for the first time. Here are some impressions:
Altering News. exhibition view.

News shape. Ines Seidel

News shape. Ines Seidel

Ines Seidel with news textures.

Ines Seidel with news textures.

Altering News, exhibition view.

Altering News, exhibition view.

I wish it was true. altered newspaper. Ines Seidel.

I wish it was true. altered newspaper. Ines Seidel.

Softening. altered newspapers. Ines Seidel

Softening. altered newspapers. Ines Seidel

Altering News. tour on the 3rd floor.

Transmuting News in the exhibition. Ines Seidel.

transmuting news in the exhibition. Ines Seidel.

Workshop area of the exhibition

Workshop area of the exhibition

Altering News questions how we build a physical and emotional contact with newspaper, as material, as medium, as news. In the attic of the water tower, visitors were invited to explore the topic with their own hands.

transmuting news, prototype 28. Ines Seidel.

transmuting news, prototype 28. Ines Seidel.

Looking back on the exhibition, I am thankful for the chance to create a specific and spacious atmosphere in the extensive premises of the water tower and encouraged by the interest and resonance from visitors. It has also been valuable for me to be in contact with the city of Dachau, a city whose very name elicits physical and emotional reactions.

  • read press articles about the exhibition in Süddeutschen Zeitung and
    Dachauer Nachrichten (in German)
  • see more videos in the Youtube playlist Altering News
  • see more photos in the Flickr Album Altering News
  • current news

    Aufmerksamkeitsfänger. Gewebe aus Überschriften. Ines Seidel

    attention catcher. texture from headlines. Ines Seidel


    The transformation of news – with newspapers as the main material – is still my main theme. There will be a solo exhibition on this next May at the water tower in Dachau.
    Showdown. Gewebe aus Daily Telegraph, zusammengelegt. Ines Seidel

    Showdown. texture from Daily Telegraph Sept 18, 2017, folded together. Ines Seidel

    Zukunft des Lesens. veränderte Zeitung, roter Faden. Ines Seidel

    Future of Reading. altered newspaper with red thread. Ines Seidel

    Don't treat us with contempt. veränderte Zeitung (Daily Mail 8. Sept 2017). Ines Seidel

    Don’t treat us with contempt. altered newspaper (Daily Mail 8. Sept 2017). Ines Seidel

    Still processing. veränderte Zeitungen, Installation. Ines Seidel.

    Still processing. altered newspapers, Installation. Ines Seidel.

    news shape at “2 x 2 m”

    news shape at Dachau Palace. Ines Seidel

    news shape at Dachau Palace. Ines Seidel


    The annual palace exhibition of the association of artists in Dachau has just been opened. I had been invited as one of 21 artists to show one piece that relating to the theme “2 x 2 m”.
    To comply with the rules, I filled a 2 x 2 m space with newspaper bowls. 251 of them were needed. As I wanted to connect these news containters into one form, I stitched them together and created a news shape. Its dimensions are roughly 1,5 x 1 x 0,5 m.

    Plakat_2x2m_klein
    The news shape, paintings, installation and video art can be seen at Palace Dachau until Sept 3 2017. Many thanks to Künstlervereinigung Dachau for an exciting exhibition in a special location.

    Shape of News

    shape of news. sculpture from newspaper, wallpaper glue and yarn. Ines Seidel

    shape of news. sculpture from newspaper, wallpaper glue and yarn. 150 x 100 x 50 cm.


    The Künstlervereinigung Dachau invited me to participate in this years exhibition at the Palace Dachau. The topic: 2 x 2 m – the large format. To comply with the size I made lots and lots of bowls from newspapers such as Financial Times or Frankfurter Allgemeine. 251 of news containers were needed to cover a 2 x 2 m space. I stitched them together to make one form. It will be exhibited together with pieces from 20 other artists at the Dachau Palace from August 6 to September 3.
    251 newspaper bowls covering 2 x 2 m.

    251 newspaper bowls covering 2 x 2 m.

    self with shape of news. Ines Seidel

    self with shape of news.

    news texture outdoors

    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner

    wearing the news, talking to earth.


    Almost exactly one year ago, this newspaper texture has been part of “The Talk”, an installation and a dialogue together with Allun Turner. As a kind of continuation, the news texture is now talking to trees, leaves and earth. I am wearing the news, while multi-talented artist Allun Turner is behind the camera.
    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner.

    wearing the news, talking to earth. photo: Allun Turner.


    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner.

    wearing the news, talking to earth. photo: Allun Turner.


    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner.

    wearing the news, talking to earth. photo: Allun Turner.

    Home. currently in Augsburg

    Drahthaus mit Papier und Garn.

    Drahthaus mit Papier und Garn. Ines Seidel


    Some of my little wire houses have moved to Augsburg for October.
    Dagmar Rippl, who owns the nice little perletti shop for her handmade glass bead jewellery, exhibits works of one artist of her choice every month. Happy she asked me to show some of my “homes”!

    a place where every story is being listened to

    a place where every story is being listened to. Ines Seidel

    A place where every story is being listened to. A place where every sentence, every chapter and every break in your story and mine is received with attention.

    a place where every story is being listened to. detail. Ines Seidel.

    Installation with shapes made from book pages and ear shapes made from concrete and polymer clay. Work in progress.

    a place where every story is being listened to. Ines Seidel

     a place where every story is being listened to. Ines Seidel.

    ways to wear the news

    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp
    Last week I have been walking my newspaper dress through Munich. Originally I made it for the installation “The Talk” earlier this year. Walking along the river Isar and across Marienplatz, I became a piece of news myself. I lingered around some places for a while, reading a daily newspaper and ripping out headlines to mark the spot where I had been. Emmy Ann Horstkamp, founder of MunichArtists.com followed me with her camera. She will publish a video of the intervention after the summer. More of her pictures can be seen here.
    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp.
    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp
    ways to wear the news. Botschaften aus Schlagzeilen. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp
    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp