ISCP TalkApril 26, 2011
Salon: Marian Drew and Daniel Permanetter, The Birds are Flying Low
Marian Drew will show photographic work made during her residency at ISCP as well as some earlier work made in Australia. Her Salon talk will expand on her practice and explore some of the issues and processes that enable art making in a new environment.
In Australia, Marian Drew used road kill animals in her work to rephrase the story of Australia’s colonial heritage, raising questions about cultural and historical relationships to Europe and more philosophically, our relationship to mortality, human and animal alike. Working in New York, Drew found a dead pigeon in the early days of winter and this animal became a conduit between her new environment and Australia and her recent and previous work. Drew is interested in hybrids between drawing and photography that acknowledge the dynamic relationship between photographer and subject and uses the body as a context to explore our relation to otherness, death, sensuality and a selective domestic history, as seen through the genre of the still life.
Daniel Permanetter will argue his idea of Bob Dylan as a kind of artistic material that can be employed to create a metaphor, in addition to the presentation of recent and older works.
Daniel Permanetter graduated from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, Germany, where he lives and works. Based on a strong reference to popular music, his work takes on narrative structures and finds its form in single-channel videos, room installations, spoken and written word and photographs. In recent years, he introduced the icon Bob Dylan into his work in order to develop a metaphor for the artistic and deeply human longing to create meaning and for the failure of most attempts to achieve this. This underlying image of desire is interwoven with odd, poetic and emotional narratives that shift in their subject from work to work.