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.
Altering News. tour on the 3rd floor.
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.
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.
Dachauer Nachrichten (in German)
Here are some impressions from my recent exhibition “Papier. Los!” (Paper. Go!) at the Old Jailhouse in Freising. From Jan 27 to Feb 4 the space was filled with works from paper. I was there with my artist friend Eva-Maria Bischof-Kaupp, who presented new drawings and prints and many threedimensional pieces. I showed works with altered books, especially Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, new pieces from newspaper and also the recent occupation with cracks in the road that I conserved on paper.
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.
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.
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.
If you feel inspired to create with paper and wire the next workshop at MachWerk München (Schulstraße 1, Neuhausen) is for you! On Saturday, 24th of November 2018, we will combine paper and wire to create delicate structures, small objects or christmas decoration. Apart from paper and wire we will also use wallpaper paste and – depending on what you like – yarn, beads, found objects etc.. My main aim for the day will be to give your creativity space and support you in realizing your own wire and paper projects.
The workshop starts at 9.30 a.m. and ends at 4.30. p.m. There will be a lunch and coffee break.
I will bring along wire, paper, wallpaper paste and tools. All you need to bring is an interest in experimenting. And – if you want – also
cost per person: 75 EUR
number of participants: minimum 4, maximum 8.
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.
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.
One image of the series of self-portraits with limited range of expression is part of Nasty Women Everywhere, an online exhibiton for women’s rights that is running to 26th of February.
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”!