Archive 2021 KubaParis
In the ongoing exhibition series "Screenings", Kunstverein Siegen presents media installations of contemporary artists. Offered in its window display, these works are visible from the outside at any time. Wagehe Raufi (*1990, Dissen am Teutoburger Wald) is the second artist we invited for this series. Raufi constructs multimedia installations by capturing both found objects and her own sculptural works. These are brought into motion and mashed up with each other by way of photogrammetry software. In Raufi's work, three-dimensional representational forms are transposed to a two-dimensional space; therein colors and textures react independently. Through this playful approach, the artist creates amorphous structures and, at the same time, fragile surfaces; digital objects dissolve, they merge into one another but appear as corporeal in their entirety. The surface, in turn, captures the real space of the window display. This way, the installation incorporates the public space this exhibition is presented in. For Raufi, the window display becomes the diorama's very own "Flat Extractions", thus the name of her installation. The video art focuses on the interconnection between organic and synthetic matter, or, in other words, analog and digital matter. The accumulation of different materials disassembles their original forms and allows a glimpse at something new. Viewers will find themselves in a constant maelstrom due to the ongoing expansion of a seemingly infinite pictorial surface.