As a visual artist, I work on the themes of female physicality, intimacy, safety, and body boundaries in the media of installation, object, and collage. In my work, I am particularly interested in the simultaneity of initially contradictory states such as defensiveness and attraction or safety and danger. I try to create more fluid and current narratives of corporeality that create a complex image of human bodies and behavior. For this, I mainly use material illusions. Through the movement of the viewer in the space, the structures of my works shift from attraction to danger and from softness to hardness.
My current works are mostly characterized by highly repetitive, craft production processes that can be continued indefinitely. It is based on the idea that states of violation, questions of safety and the constant re-exploration of intimacy and bodily boundaries must be eternally re-examined, negotiated and, if necessary, changed. Therefore, they need an artistic translation that can co-evolve in the long term and keep asking questions. At the same time, working with endlessly repeating structures also removes the hierarchical level between artist and artwork. My body creates the work, and the work creates my body.
Photo: Jenny Bewer