Yvonne Brückner works at the intersection of ceramic sculpture and puppetry. The question of how movement is expressed in a sculpture and the way the appearance of the object changes if it is actually put into motion is the central aspect of her work. Brückner employs the technique of stop motion video to combine the dynamic quality of a sculpture with actual time-based motion. A relatively new subject for her artistic explorations is therefore the way the perception of a three-dimensional object differs from looking at a flat film image.
Yvonne Brückner (born 1981, Starnberg, Germany) completed an apprenticeship at the Berufsfachschule für Keramik, Landshut, Germany (School for Ceramic Crafts), in 2003. She worked with Elizabeth Ross in Morelia, Mexico, on La Tierra Viva, and for the past seven years, Brückner has regularly participated in collaborative performing arts projects in Dresden, Halle and Berlin. During her studies in 2007, she took part in an exchange program at Ohio University, Athens. In 2010 Brückner earned a diploma in Fine Arts from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle.
Residents from Germany
Katrin Heichel scrutinizes specific topics over a long period of time, in series of works of different scales. Currently, her work addresses construction sites and how they represent human labor. Tools, temporary signs, traces of work, abandoned spaces or unidentified leftovers give evidence of the presence of people. These sites are contemporary portraits of plans and condemnations, calculated and mysterious at the same time.
Katrin Heichel studied painting at the Akademy of Visuel Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Her work has recently been presented in group exhibitions at Black Door, Istanbul, Turkey; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Xawery Dunikowski Museum at Krolikarnia-Palais, National Museum Warschau, Warsow, Poland; Museum Franz Gertsch,Burgdorf, Switzerland and Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria. Solo exhibitions include Gallery b2, Leipzig; Gallery Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen and BAU a collaboration between Laden Fuer Nichts, Leipzig and Schau-Fenster, Berlin. Heichel’s work belongs to the following collections: Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Swizterland; Graphic Collection of the Museum der Bildenden Kuenste, Leipzig; Arario Collection, South Korea and Olbricht Collection, Germany.
Residents from Germany
Atsushi Kaga’s work depicts a fictionalized world inhabited by a cast of invented characters. Through his alternative reality, Kaga explores personal and cultural identity, as well as complex social issues we face in daily life. He plays with the tension between integrity and corruptibility, nature and nurture, innocence and experience, and freedom and constriction. Kaga lives and work in Dublin and graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2005. Kaga is represented by Mother’s Tankstation.