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
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano work in a collaborative video practice. Their performance works consist of unchoreographed movements that are activated and influenced by handmade sculptural objects while also considering the architecture / space that the body sits within. The relationship between movement and object are usually minimal with the emphasis placed on form, structure and sound components. The performance videos are edited into abstract, rhythmic compositions which relay their interests in movement and how movement can be pushed and revealed through different processes.
Their work was recently shown at More Light, The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013, and Shifting Lines, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2013. Other selected shows include: All Our Relations,18th Biennale of Sydney, 2012; Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2012; Contemporary Art: Women, Gallery of Modern Art , Brisbane, 2012; Identity V111, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2012; 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2011; Before and After Science: The 2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2010; The Trickster, The Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, 2010 and Love, Loss and Intimacy, National Gallery of Victoria, 2010. Selected solo exhibitions include: Shapes for Open Spaces, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Neon, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2010 and Gabriella Mangano, Silvana Mangano, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2009.
Residents from Australia
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.