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

Paper & Explorations in Australia

Newcastle, NSW
For almost two weeks have I been in Australia, far too little time to get to know the country. Yet, the people, places and landscapes I met made me fall in love with this part of Earth. Here are some impressions that I collected in Newcastle and Ballarat.

Newcastle is a coastal city in New South Wales that welcomed me with nice weather, beautiful beaches and fine little shops. My wonderful host Anne Kempton runs the Timeless Textiles Gallery in a part of Newcastle’s former lock-up. This was also the venue for my three-day-workshop Crocheted Stories. Anne inspired me with her dedication to fostering contemporary fibre arts, her commitment to community work and – last but not least – her delicious veggie food.

Newcastle Art Gallery

With “Black White & Restive the Newcastle Art Gallery had an excellent exhibition of contemporary Australian art.


plant and beach patterns found in Newcastle, NSW

plant and beach patterns found in Newcastle.


The former lock-up is today the exhibition space Lock-Up and home of the Timeless Textiles Gallery

The former lock-up is today the exhibition space Lock-Up and home of the Timeless Textiles Gallery.


impressions from the  Crocheted Stories workshop in Newcastle

impressions from the Crocheted Stories workshop in Newcastle.





































































My next destination was Ballarat, Victoria, some 1,5 hrs out of Melbourne. The energetic Glenys Mann had invited me to teach a workshop during the Fibre Arts Australia Winter School that she organizes on a regular basis. For five days I had my students explore ways to take paper apart and put it together again. We even had time to alter some books! The whole week was a lot of fun, with a tribe of fibre arts women from 8 different workshops bustling about, with entertaining events to top off the day, and with yummy traditional Australian desserts on every single evening.
Despite the intense work on paper projects, there was time left to get to know a bit of Ballarat. Lake Wendouree with its sanctuary for birds was just around the corner. And one of my workshop participants made sure I got to see some kangaroos and koalas at the local Wildlife Park.
I left Australia feeling blessed with new inspirations and friendships.

Fibre Arts Australia in Ballarat.

Welcome to Fibre Arts Australia in Ballarat! During the winter school around 100 participants from 8 workshops peopled the campus.


exhibition from my workshop "Paper, Yarn & Explorations"

exhibition from my workshop “Paper, Yarn & Explorations”

Impression from my workshop "Paper, Yarn & Explorations"

impressions from my workshop “Paper, Yarn & Explorations” in Ballarat

Ballarat Wildlife Park Ballarat.

Ballarat Wildlife Park.

gifts from Australia

gifts from Australia.

formations of changing

formations of changing. Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

formations of changing. Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

From June 14 to September 30 the Munich Gallery Seelenart-Galerie is showing artwork by me and Heribert Haselstein. Thematically, all works refer to the process of transformation. My view on changes in stories/in history is exhibited through book objects, works in concrete and paper, and photographies. Heribert Haselstein is exhibiting intricate drawings that give an impression of the layered process he is working in.

formations of changing, Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

formations of changing, Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

the story goes on. book installation. Ines Seidel

the story goes on. book installation.

the wondering

Das Wundern kommt dir entgegen. text on concrete, Ines Seidel.

Das Wundern kommt dir entgegen. (Wondering is coming towards you.) text on concrete. wire, polymer clay. 15 cm diameter.

the text translates

the wondering
is already coming to
wards you. Have you come
to wonder? towards won-
dering. oh. uh. oh. going towards
all wonders at this
time of day. here, wondering comes t-
owards you. oh! uh! oh!
you! Are you moving towards
wondering? oh! you! here!
the wondering is al-
ways coming towards you here
right now. Are you coming
towards wondering?
oh! you! here is the spa-
ce where you both meet:
you + wondering.

The Talk

Maske mit Sprechblase. Ines Seidel
“The Talk” was an installation that was on show at the a href=”http://fridaygallery.com/”>Friday Gallery, Munich during Munich Jewellery Week from 24 Feb to 1 March. In a dialogue with the South African artist Allun Turner I have been creating jewellery objects, textures and masks from newspaper. Over the course of several weeks I got the chance to dive deeper into my favorite subject – words and gestures. Here are a few impressions:

The Talk. installation view. Ines Seidel.

The Talk. installation view. Ines Seidel.


 texture from burst speech bubbles. Ines Seidel

texture from burst speech bubbles. Ines Seidel

Allun Turner. trophy head.

Allun Turner. trophy head.

Allun Turner @ The Talk

Allun Turner @ The Talk

pendant made from newspaper. Ines Seidel.

pendant made from newspaper. Ines Seidel.

show your wound. ring made with paper.  Ines Seidel.

show your wound. ring made with paper. Ines Seidel.

"The Talk". Ausschnitt. Ines Seidel

“The Talk”. Ausschnitt. Ines Seidel

Naked Lines

Aktzeichnungen, genäht.

Aktzeichnungen, genäht.

I am fascinated by the language of the human budy. Through drawing I repeat the gestures and the expression of the model in my own voice – sometimes hesitant and loose, sometimes energetic. Every technique adds a new dialect and subtly alters the message. For the group exhibition “naked lines” I used (among other media) wire and thread for drawing. A bunch of thanks to the many visitors and to the eleven other artists who contributed to an exciting exhibition!

Aktzeichnungen, mit Draht. Ines Seidel

Aktzeichnungen, mit Draht.

cloud installation @ Ispo

clouds made from waste: Installation with ISPO Tandem Space

clouds made from waste: Installation with ISPO Tandem Space


For seven exiting days, I have been part of the ISPO Tandem Space team that turns waste of the huge ISPO sports fair in Munich into a unique floating installation. Plastic foil of the ISPO exhibitors was used to stuff old textiles and form cloud shaped objects. During ISPO opening hours, the clouds got covered by the artwork of Adam Hartshorne, MAJILINA, Miguel Panadero Escala, Rafa Moreno-Tapia and me.
Work in Progress.

Work in Progress.


Tandem Space is the brainchild of Rafa Moreno-Tapia and Miguel Panadero. The Spanish artists have been realizing recycling art projects with ISPO for three years now, each time collaborating with different artists of different European countries. I met them at Stroke Ltd last October and was happy to be invited to join a process that is perfectly in line with my other work.
cloud installation with ISPO Tandem Space

cloud installation with ISPO Tandem Space


I painted and scribbled on some of “my clouds”, on others I used cardboard or paper to create interesting textures. The surface of my favourite piece was made with plastic chords.
Teil der Wolken-Installation. Foto: Rafa Moreno-Tapia

part of the cloud installation. Foto: Rafa Moreno-Tapia


The cloud installation is planned to be exhibited once more at Stroke Artfair in May 2016. Finally, the individual pieces will be sold in an auction with the benefits going to Movember Foundation.

Procreate Project

On the 15th of December the Procreate Project will launch in London. The initiative has been founded to support and network with international mother artists. More than 100 artists contribute to the launching exhibition at the Women’s Art Library at the University of London. Until 18th of December the works are shown in specially made photozines. I am represented with the photo series “Our Baby”.

Our Baby. self with news. Ines Seidel.

Our Baby. self with news. photography.


The five piece installation “One” will also be shown during the launch event. It is currently on the way to London.
ONE. Ines Seidel.

ONE. pigment transfer, wire, ink on concrete.

I am the chicken and the egg,
I am the shell and the crack.
I am the nest. I leave the nest.
I am in pieces that do not rhyme.
I am in pieces that rhyme with
one.