Björn Kämmerer creates sensuous yet rigorous visual explorations in 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm film, transforming captured imagery into abstract patterns with a strong emphasis on light and shape.
Björn Kämmerer has exhibited work at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany; Mumok, Austria; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, among others.
Residents from Austria
In her practice, Mandy Gehrt engages with forms remembering and preserving, exploring cultures of commemoration and the construction of history. Her interest extends to private collections, diverse archiving methods, and rituals of remembrance. Gehrt crafts personal collections and artistic archives, selectively presenting them in exhibitions, public spaces, or educational institutions. Her approach is characterized by exploration, as she continuously uncovers novel forms and displays to bring forgotten or overlooked histories to light, fostering a meaningful dialogue around them.
Mandy Gehrt has exhibited work at Artwall Gallery, Czech Republic; Kultur Leioa Auditorium, Spain; and Museo Rautenstrauch-Joest, Germany, among others.
Residents from Germany
Kalisolaite ‘Uhile, originally from Tonga, creates unique visual art that conveys ideas metaphorically, sparking reflection in viewers. His performances involve immersive experiences, such as living on the streets in Auckland, inhabiting a pig crate, and conducting the waves of the Pacific Ocean from its shore. Uhila’s work delves into cultural, social, and political themes, examining the intersection of traditional Tongan notions about the relationship between people and sacred animals with Western concepts.
Kalisolaite ‘Uhila has exhibited work at Māngere Arts Centre; Aotea Square; and USP Cook Islands, all in New Zealand.