How to know? What is transmitted as knowledge and how?
What do I know ? And what is beyond my knowledge? Can I get rid of what I already know? How to know?
Is knowledge information? From where of from whom I get “in-form”?
Which information leave traces in my body and perception?
Which exchange processes occur between my inner and the outer world, without them being recognized, determined or relativized by me?
Sensing matters is an installation that combines a conglomeration of different media, materials and techniques with the purpose to express the multitude of interactions between me and the world I know. It opens up a discussion about materials as one of translation and transition. I am
interested in the way that experiences transform into materials, and materials transform into
objects; these objects communicate and function within the wider language of the whole, evolving
work. Questioning my own way to know and work that is mostly dominated by western anthropocentric thinking that separates the mind and the body imposed by science since Cartesian dualism. But also other oppositions as the real and the imaginary, the material and in-material, the animated and non-animated, etc, which are represented as separated
poles under our western society’s canons.
Investigating a native tribe of Peru (Shipibo-Conibos) and the way they learn and share their knowledge, I was inspired myself to work and learn as they do, which meant to suppress my already gained knowledge. In my aim to get to know more directly form the process I create some time, movement or space change scores that allowed chance within the process of making, a method which gives me creative freedom beyond the pre established or habitual modes of thinking and making.
The active part of sensing is also a source for investigating possibilities of enactments.
To accept chance is to know that there is a web of interconnected information that flows through every single part that constitutes the whole, and it goes far beyond our “control”. To accept this could allows us also to explore and question our understanding of settled canons of knowledge, representation activities and reality and hopefully it opens up new perspectives in sensing, creating, knowing, and feeling as it did for myself.
Sensing matters. 2021. Mixed media Installation
Verschieden Skulpturen aus Keramik, vorgefundene Objekte, verschiedene Holzplatten, Erde, Bambus, Metall, Draht, Gips, Epoxy, Papier, Bücher, Zeitungsausschnitte, 6 Aquarellbilder, 1 Ölgemälde auf Papier, 3 video loops.
Mixed media Installation. Different Elements: Sculptures made from: Wooden plates, Wire, Bambus, earth, ceramics, metal, found materials and objects, epoxy, paper, books, magazine cuttings,rubber and Plaster. 3 Kurzvideos. 6 Aquarell painting. 1 Oil painting on paper.