in situ bouquets, 2020

anthurium, vine wood, roses, apples, leaves (left)

sweet chestnut, grasses, thuja, rosemary, roses, apples, dahlias, carnations, leaves (center & right)

in collaboration with florist Birgit Erb and horticulturist Angelika Fischer

&

vessel no 3, 2018

hand made glass, 40x25ø cm

Three Legged Chairs (Lawn, Yellow Carpet & Scooby Doo), 2020

acrylic, gesso, wood, each 22,8x30,5cm

fountain (chairs, street lights and thuja), 2019

collage

fountain (sunset on the way to Chicago, Latona Fountain Versailles), 2019

collage

 

The city is a forest which generates its own topography, shaping my movement, leading me around the concrete pits of municipal civilisation where I find stone to carve my sculptures. Its language is transformation, the flexibility to shape shift according to demography, power, and economy.

 

Can it ever belong to us? Us women, us migrants, us exploited, us marginalized? Can it incorporate our ability to imagine and reinvent, to see what isn’t yet but what can be: how places inspire feeling if only we could end the arbitrary binary between what is nature, and what is not? What if we could access every space with the confidence of co-ownership and acceptance, overwriting the discrepancy between identity and representation, through being visible and fluidly inscribed into place?

 

 

 

vessel no 4 (drawing), 2019

pen on paper, 15 x 21 cm

état, 2018

group of sculptures made of escalator steps, custom made glass jugs, heavy duty castors, grocery lightings, steel, aluminium and perspex

exhibition views from Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show at Goldsmiths, London, 2018

 

Rose (Pinhole 17_VIII)

uv-print on petg, steel, brass, 64 x 80 x 80 cm

exhibition view from Infinite Vanitas at San Guiseppe, Conversano, 2017

Rose (Pinhole 17_VIII) & Rose (Pinhole 17_X), 2017

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ flower.

In my great grandfather’s garden. A photo shoot with Irma.

Wearing this flowery white dress with a big pink satin ribbon.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ dick.

Scumming its sweet, seducing scent in the air I am breathing.

A symbol of difference.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ manifest.

A culturally trained gesture of romance.

For the sake of femininity drowned in tonnes of pesticides,

slowly sinking into the ground.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ medusa.

Chopping off one of your heads just makes you grow more buds.

Until the end of the summer. Your time.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ statement.

I go and steal you in the park.

And wait a week until your beauty’s gone.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ metaphor.

Some of your eyes are fresh and bright, others faded. Old. Seared. Sad.

Dropping on the bottom of life. A poetic reminder of finitude.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ spike.

You hurt and harm. You flatter and please. You, this stereotype of yourself.

So, I sit here in the garden and examine a living example of your species.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ sex.

You remind me of how people want me to be. Holding my doors open.

Because I look small and weak. My voice pitches too high.

Like you. Too sweet, too pink. But it’s me.

 

A ___ is a ___ is a ____ burden.

Perfected to withstand these conditions. Your eyes, amplified to their max.

Still here. Sun is shining on both of us. But I struggle.

photograph by Irma Vogel, ca. 1993

A, 2017

 

 

Sculpture 17_I, 2017

unprocessed kodak ultra endura, 115 x 180 x 80 cm

exhibition views from Ein Platz in der Welt at Kunsthaus Essen, 2017

Sculpture 17_II, 2017

processed kodak ultra endura, 130 x 200 x 130 cm

exhibition view from Ein Platz in der Welt at Kunsthaus Essen, 2017

fold (pinhole 16_I), 2017

uv-print on petg, brass, 60 x 100 cm

exhibition view from Ein Platz in der Welt at Kunsthaus Essen, 2017

fold (pinhole 16_II & pinhole 16_VII), 2017

expressing the immaterial, 2015

glass, neon, wire, 50 x 60 cm

exhibition view from Ein Platz in der Welt at Kunsthaus Essen, 2017

Untitled (Kunda, May 2014), 2014

chromogenic print, 30 x 40 cm

 

Untitled (Kunda, May 2014), 2014

chromogenic print, 40 x 100 cm

 

Räige Päike, artist book, 2015

4/4 offset, 120 pages, 16 x 21 cm

in collaboration with Iida Kaisa Urm, Laura Herma,

Andree Paat & Sädelev Kass

Untitled (Tallinn, April 2014), 2014

chromogenic print, 30 x 40 cm

 

Stereo Inverse VI & Stereo VI, 2012

 

negative, 2012

chromogenic print (glossy), 45 x 60 cm

 

experiment, 2013

 

30 Slides, 2012

chromogenic print, alu dibond, framed, 60 x 80 cm

 

Untitled (Bietschhorn), 2010

 

 

Saskia Fischer