JULY 2 - JULY 31
Daniela Ehemann works across multiple disciplines of Installation, Sculpture and Drawing. During her residency with threewalls her aim is to challenge the masterpieces of architecture, especially in Chicago to develop new absurd forms and models in which the seismograph of time gets reflected. These forms will go with observational drawings, photographs and lead to a work in process installation with final format.
Beside she will work with performative experiments where all inhabitants of chicago (for example passers-by, artists, architects…) are invited to take part and play with the "Heroes" of the architecture scene in chicago to deconstruct, drop them off and lead their own dialogue with the outer identity. So the "empty spaces" will get filled with new forms and develop a final Installation whereas the viewer experiences new perspectives.
Daniela Ehemann studied philosophy and Fine Art at the University of Arts in Berlin and completed her MFA in Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Berlin . She has taught at the University of Fine Art in Berlin, worked in Cooperation at University of Art and Design, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle and teaches at a college in Berlin.
Daniela Ehemann works with the materials of Steel, shadow and coal and juxtaposes not just the sculptural media against the media of drawing but as well questioning the borders of architecture and space through creating sites of modifying dimensions, where the viewer has to find its own standing point. The play with the viewers’ expectations about safety and security whereat the viewer looses and expands the horizons of its own perception at the same time is one of the main interests in her work.
So her former works dealt with the question and search of personal identity ( „Missing link”,2004, „ Distrust the ideal”, 2005), occupied rooms of identity through compulsive thoughts ( “German spirit” 2006, “Bad Habits” 2007 or German Laboratory 2008) and expired in her latest work the questions of space and identity through challenging ideology standards like the believe of a safe coordinating system we seem to live in (“Walking on the edge of the visible”, 2010) as well as the standards of the society and community “Standing at the still point of the turning world” (Villa Tugendhat), 2011). She has shown, lectured nationally and internationally since 2002, independently and with the collaborative Raum Selbst and received interesting foundation and institutional support like from the Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Berliner Senat for Science, Research and Culture, the Lake Forest University of Chicago or the IFA/Institute.
Thursday, July 12th, 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 19th, 6 p.m.
Lecture at the Goethe Institute
"Standing at the still point of the turning world " and then: moving on"
150 N. Michigan Ave. # 200, Chicago, IL 60601
Thursday, July 26, 5-7p.m.
Support the project through kickstarter here
For further information have a look at
Gallery Jarmuschek und Partner, Berlin,www.jarmuschek.de,
Collaborative Raum Selbst www.raum-selbst.eu
For more information, please contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniela Ehemann Lecture at the Goethe Institute:
See below for documentation from Ehemann's installation at threewalls: "but...at the end of the day..."
Video from "but...at the end of the day"... (Collaboration with Jeff Harms)