Bodies That Matter

Bodies That Matter (2018 – 2020) is a body of work which working title stems from the very book by the philosopher Judith Butler and her writings about gender issues. However, the Body and the Matter is here visualized in an abstract way with connotations to both parts of the human body and matter as material form relating to a body in a space, to movement and to spiritual interconnection on various levels. The working process has been intuitive in the same way as automatic writing. The pictures have a certain closeness to both eastern mysticism, witchcraft, and quantum physics.

The single pictures are meant to be installed as an organic and variable group according to a specific space. The artworks are silk embroideries in Japanese sashiko technique on unprimed linen canvases in different colors. Some details are painted with acrylics. Picture dimensions are 60 x 60 cm, 40 x 40 cm, 29 x 21 cm, 26 x 29 cm and 21 x 21 cm.