INSIDE OUT - REDEFINING THE BODY I AM TEMPORARILY LIVING IN
Photos: Theodor Moise
I use the mystical concept "order and nature of the cosmos" from the Greek philosopher Empedocles as a reference for my drawings. His theories of cosmos and body describe for me the origin and formation of fluid identities. This series unfolds a fictional speculation of the genesis of my self. I imagine the own origin of bodies in the universe as a big bang. An event which joins different body parts together, but does not connect permanently. It is another definition of order, a playful interplay of different momentary states, a process of becoming.
In a second part of my project I play with human and animal body parts that i considered not drawn good enough. These drawings have become an archive in the storage drawers, I call them "drawings with potential". I cut parts of different drawings and glue them together into a new compositions. The result is a new body shape that has emerged completely unexpected dimensions, proportions and anatomical principles. The wooden sticks hold my paper objects and give them functionality and movement. Here I claim that a body is not static. On the contrary, it is in constant changeable motion without spatial and temporal definition.
First composition of our drawings, 200x140cm, colored pencils on cardboard
Second composition of three drawings 70x150cm, colored pencils on cardboard
100x70cm, colored pencils on cardboard, Vienna 2022
paper objects, white cords and wood holder,
each piece ca 45 cm, Vienna 2022
lost objects for the animation CUT
Stopmotion video 2:01 min
Whistling: Lukas Simon Weinzettl
On/Of Cutting:Alina Rosalie Amman