Past Resident2014: Anonymous
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.
Past Resident2014: The Dr. K. David G. Edwards & Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Fund, Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts
Using diverse media and a ‘make do’ and ‘DIY’ philosophy, Matthew Hunt refuses to maintain a cohesive continuum and in turn continues to start again fresh each time he makes something. Taking self-effacement to a new level, Hunt fully admits to not being an Art Genius, of essentially being lost and not knowing what he’s doing. Yet he is driven by notions of freedom, social and political relevance and blind optimism. Pragmatics aside, Hunt navigates a difficult path of personal subjectivity and cultural objectivity. He disembowels both his past and current day-to-day life and charges it with a subtle and sometimes blunt social/cultural critique. He explores various knowledge systems and patterns evident in contemporary life, ranging from the nuances of the everyday to the complex negotiations of institutions and high culture. Much of his work is language based, and an internal and external dialogue, it is the residue of signs and of narrative. Hunt’s ‘project’ is a lonely one, one persons attempt to find something, something undefined. And it is this non-definition that allows for a prime site of discovery, linkage and potential togetherness.
Matthew Hunt (born 1967) has exhibited in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Indonesia and New Zealand. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and has received multiple Australia Council for the Arts and Western Australian Department for the Arts project and new work grants. Hunt has participated in residencies at Christophe Merian Foundation, Basel Switzerland; Artspace, Sydney and The International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia (IASKA). Hunt self-published an extensive monograph titled Backwater in 1996 and has been publishing zines on his work and writing with Dr Robert Cook since. Hunt lives and works in London.
Residents from Australia
Past Resident2014: Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin
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.