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Stefanie Ohler [Videonale.12]

*1981, in Bielefeld GER, lives and works in Mainz GER
Studied at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz GER

Exhibitions [selection]:

Exhibitions [Selection]:

2009 Pteropodas Wohngewebe, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz GER

2008 Video Performance. Modelle der Selbstbetrachtung, Kunsthalle Münster GER

          Fail better, Kunsthalle Mainz GER

2007 Cuma, Port Performance, Kunstfabrik Berlin GER


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The attempt of smashing, 2007, 09:30 min, no sound, colour [VIDEONALE.12]

When you think of butterflies provides brightly colored, feathery creatures fluttering joyfully and to belong to an own mythical world seem. Looking into the room, the work of Stefanie Ohler offers, but initially very different. In a darkened bedroom allows the occupant of the old-time, first pass blunt. The mythical creatures are considered exotic in a showcase beautiful. But they have lost their vitality, for which they are so loved. They are impaled on pins and assorted behind glass. The resident is attempting a metamorphosis of their own reality in the world of butterflies by the dead animals hanging on threads and even imitating their flight on a swing. The experiment, the animals and themselves to meet with ease and life "smash", like a butterfly, but remains an experiment. The artist Stefanie Ohler gathers itself - already dead - insects. Her work deals with the frontiers of imagination and reality, violence and beauty, asylum.

Anna Flammersfeld-Batouei

Stefanie Ohler [ Videonale.12 ]