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KATJA LOHER
Time Bubble (with Phillip Glass) | New York | 2011 | 3m
single channel video | color | sound

In Timebubble Loher directs dancers as gears that form a mechanical clockwork. Loher's sculptural video works address a field of tension between escapist phantasy and oppressive reality. Her surreal worlds are populated by realistic figures that tumble about virtual spaces and appear to be intent on preventing ecological collapse. Androgynous dancers evoke fairies and strive to conserve the natural basis of human existence.

The dancers' movements tend to be synchronic and the bodies seen from the bird's-eye view that Loher adopts in virtually all her works form clear patterns, which she then proceeds to multiply kaleidoscopically in the course of digital post-production. The symmetrical multiplication of moving bodies in constantly changing constellations produces a rhythmically pulsating collective. Loher's dream-like yet apocalyptic tales suggest that "Saving the Planet" can only be achieved by joining forces in a collective.

copyright 2011 Katja Loher


Videosculpture with Philip Glass
Choreography by Saori Tsukada
Sound by Asako Fujimoto

 

 

New York-based, Swiss-born artist Katja Loher, one of her generation’s most innovative video artists, abandons traditional screens for video projections and, instead, creates spatial video objects by incorporating sculpture with choreographed video and sound. Katja Loher has had solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. In 2010 her work was included in the inaugural exhibition of the MAXXI Museum in Rome, NETinSPACE MAXXI. She has been the recipient of several awards and grants and is featured in numerous collections such as Credit Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea of Monfalcone, Italy, the Horsecross Collection in Perth, United Kingdom, and the eN Arts Collection in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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