The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa is a slide projection of a pixelated detail out of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini´s “Ecstasy of St. Teresa”. Projected in an ovally golden picture frame, the adapted detail plays with the media strategy for hiding faces or people´s private parts in public representations and with the possible interpretation of the sculpture itself – between sensual and spiritual pleasure. Female sexuality and the idea of a woman as a saint.
Revelation/Odhaleni Karlin Studios Prag 2014
Sunny Side shows the picture of a sleeping friend in a living room, as live-sized photo wallpaper – the visualised longing for home, in the exhibition The grass is always greener, its themes were solitude and missing things.
POV_Point Of View is an istallation of different works made for Puzzle – The Collection Exhibition at GfZK Leipzig, curated by Julia Schaefer. POV is concerned with questions of collecting like in Bestand (Holdings) – how many works from female and male artist are in the collection – Polaroid – the “uniqueness” asks when is art worth collecting and what does it mean – Aerofix 100 S – is there such thing as “female art” and “male art”, do objects have a gender? The clothes dryer is also a little hommage to Rosemarie Trockel – its synonym: “The Trockler”.
POV also captured other artists, whose work is within the collection like O.T. With Rose – Maria Lassnig “Selfportrait with rose” combined with Pippilotti Rist “Ich habe nur Augen für dich” (Pin down Jump up Girl), 4Beats per breath – Michael Sailstorfer “Ground Beat” – As slow as possible – Stefan Knechtl “Metronom” – also referes to John Cage, whose work often challenged the system in place – sometimes even was´nt art for some people.
Picture order: 1 POV – exhibition view / 2 4Beats per Breath / 3 Bestand / 4 Aerofix 100 S / 5 O.T. with Rose / 6 Polaroid / 7 As Slow As Possible (2,3,7 – by Claudia Lindner)
Magic Carpet was made for “Leistung !” – “Power!” at Kunstverein Leipzig. The works topic, is the every-day demand of fitness and well being and the existing naturalness to help make it happen with medicine but nobody speaks about it. But also one other side of medication – having the possibility to feel better and live a live of full live despite of a chronically health condition.
Rosa Hellblau / Pink Light Blue is an installation in public space – an old school sports hall – and raises the question about the theorie, that every human beeing is a “tabula rasa” – “White” in the beginning. But the usual cliché role model thinking, gives everybody a “color” right before she/he can say “mama” and seperates babys in pink and blue ones, filled with atributes of feminity and masculinity.
One Night Park is an audio-visual project, which focus on parks as public spaces and as places for individual liberty and relaxiation, leisure time in the closeness to nature and peaceful shared space for the collective live of society.
Audio > Fieldrecordings from enlivened parks worldwide including musical pieces played and sung by street musicans – i.p. live mixed from CFM as DJ CFM.
Visual > Movie projection out of Google earth pictures from parks in international citys.
This work was presented first at Stadtpflanzer Leipzig during the Night of Art 2013.
Maria Mantling contains the piture-conception of the stage design for Maria XXX from Heike Hennig & CO, developed in collaboration with architects Noriko und Felix Minkus. A detail out of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini´s “Ecstasy of St. Theresa” provides its basis, whose adaptation plays with the media strategy for hiding faces or people´s private parts in public representations and with the possible interpretation of the sculpture itself – between sensual and spiritual pleasure.