Through her experimental arrangements of sculpture, Anne Wodtcke creates “active” forms of sculpture – documented by photos or videos. During her residency in New York City, sound became more and more a sculptural element in her practice, so the acoustic level became increasingly important for the composition of her narrative video sculptures and video installations. Apart from field-recordings and atmospheres, she uses sounds, tones and song-lines produced by analog synthesizer modules or with her own voice. She is currently working with the mediums sound and video in the form of sculptural compositions.
Anne Wodtcke (born 1954) lives and works in Munich and Berlin. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich. She has travelled extensively to Asia, Central America and Africa, and worked for one year in West Africa as a journalist before dedicating herself fully to her art practice in 2000. Her work has been exhibited internationally in in Vienna, Tokyo, New York, Pittsburgh, Athens, Istanbul, Munich and Berlin.
Residents from Germany
Eileen Maxson is an interdisciplinary artist working at the confluence of video, performance and installation. Heavy hearted and humorous, Maxson’s works lament the vanishing borders between imagination and consumer coercion, technology and true personality. Essentially, each work represents a failed exorcism of uninvited influences and too much information. With that in mind, Maxson reconstitutes her own identity with cultural detritus, material and fleeting, into counter-spells of memory, merchandise and persona.
Eileen Maxson (born 1980) is based in New York and the Netherlands where she studied at De Ateliers until 2010. Her works have been screened and exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, New York; Art in General, New York; LACMA, Los Angeles; Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; testsite, Austin; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster among others. Lost Broadcasts, a DVD compilation of Eileen’s videos, was released by Aurora Picture Show in conjunction with Microcinema International in 2008. Eileen received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 2008 and a BFA from University of Houston in 2002. She was the first recipient of the Arthouse Texas Prize.
Residents from United States
Andrea Pichl focuses on isolated details of architectural peculiarities and turns them into sculpture. She is inspired by the inconsistencies, contradictions and the way in which interstices are bridged. The inherent paradoxes with this methodology, which reduce the standardized and repetitive architectural components to absurdity, are often present in the titles of her work.
Andrea Pichl (born 1964, Berlin) was educated at Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. She has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Museum Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Espace Beaumont, Luxembourg; Krome Gallery, Berlin; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin; National Gallery, Tashkent; Volksbühne, Berlin; the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; Kunstverein Wolfsburg and the Kumu Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn.