[Video] Certificate Presentation: Luise Steuckart

Luise Steuckart creates virtually living sculptures in a realtime 3D environment. By questioning the concept of movement, Steuckart wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images and appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, space and time bend. She finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities.

toothbrush in outer space from Luise Steuckart on Vimeo.

The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking wo/man who experiences a continuous loss. Her works isolate the movements of human body parts and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. By referencing romanticism, grand-guignolesque black humour and symbolism, she creates work through labour-intensive processes which can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual of collective memory. They are inspired by a nineteenth-century tradition of works, in which an ideal of ‘Fulfilled Absence’ was seen as the pinnacle.

Luise Steuckart currently lives and works in Berlin and spent a month of intensive study in June 2013 in Harvestworks’ Certificate and Independent Study Program in NYC.


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