Mariele Neudecker - 'The Air We Breathe is Invisible'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


27 Nov 2009
11:00 - 13:00



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Mariele Neudecker - 'The Air We Breathe is Invisible'

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Mariele Neudecker
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Mariele Neudecker uses a broad range of media including sculpture, film and photography. Her practice investigates the formation and historical dissemination of cultural constructs around the natural world, focusing particularly on landscape representations within the Northern European Romantic tradition and the notion of the Sublime. Her models, projections and installations of landscapes can be theatrically staged to reveal their own spectacular mechanisms. They are rendered in a precise yet slightly imperfect way as a means of strategically opening up a gap between the work's material presence and the persuasiveness of its representation. Neudecker often uses technology's virtual capabilities in order to reproduce a heightened experience of nature, thus addressing the subjective and mediated condition of any first hand encounter. Central to the work is the human interest and relationship to landscape and its images used metaphorically for human psychology. In recent works, Neudecker has extended her investigation beyond the image to classical music, exploring the pathos and evocative power of works by Handel, Schubert, Mahler and currently Britten.

Born in 1965 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Mariele Neudecker lives and works in Bristol. She has recently presented solo exhibitions at Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin (2008), Arts Towada, Towada, Japan (2008), Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol (2007), the Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2006), the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (2005) and Tate Britain, London (2004-5). Her work has also been shown as part of "Wonder", the Singapore Biennale (2008), "Real and Imagined Landscapes" at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2007), "Melancholie. Genie und Wahnsinn in der Kunst" at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2006), "Danger Zone" at Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (2003) and the Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan (2001). She is currently developing a solo exhibition in London and a project on an artists residency with Adleburgh Music, Snape Maltings, in Suffolk (UK). Mariele Neudecker is represented by Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin.

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.