Susanne M. Winterling
Susanne M. Winterling born and living in Rehau, works across a range of media to explore the sentient economy, digital cultures and the social life of materials in the environment. Winterling’s practice reflects upon political as well as aesthetic entanglements and power structures among human/ animal/matter. Forms and materials narrate about species and the elements in today’s challenging geopolitical context. She also remains focused on historical feminist practices and the commons and puts spotlight on different ways of knowledge through embodiment and cosmologies. She pingpongs the art of conversation on pandorasbox.susannewinterling.com.
Working across a variety of media and with a constant challenging and questioning of artistic media in society, Winterling is known for her time-based installations critically engaging the representation of reality. Prevailing modernistic concepts, power structures and hierarchical historiographies are captured and investigated in her work in the form of spatial constellations. Her practice emphasizes what pure information and form leaves out – including a sensual approach to media and material informed by the understanding of immersion and power as energy flows. With an emphasis on enhancing our perceptual and critical consciousness, Winterling undertakes affective and material-based research that highlights the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials and species in our ecology.
Recent exhibitions and projects include Myths of the Marble HOK Oslo and ICA Philadelphia, MIT List An Inventory of Shimmers , Contour Biennale 2017, Sitevisit Kunstverein Freiburg, Space Elevator: Streetbodies and Donkeydreams The Cologne Room, Los Angeles, Complicity Kunstverein Amsterdam, Tidalectics, tba 21 Vienna