Charlotte Eta Mumm

THRESHOLDS AND THEIR PHANTOMS

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  • 💙 Phoinix
  • 💚 Petra Feriancová
  • 🖤 Charlotte Eta Mumm
  • 💜 Charlotte Eta Mumm
  • 💛 Leontína Berková

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Solo-show 'Thresholds and Their Phantoms'by Charlotte Eta Mumm at Phoinix in Bratislava, Slovakia. When entering the atmosphere of the space seems provisional. The sensory experience is estranging since the walls are covered with subtle sprayed, thin plastic sheets. Here, she is showing new partially printed collages called Die Vorläufigkeit der Übertragung (The provisional nature of the transmission). They are made of papers treated with potato juice, and deal with point of connection where information is converted and transmitted. Is this happening in a 1:1 form? Or what are the cumulative errors and information falsifications? Reifying these processes and thoughts, she shows concrete objects, which have a rather constructed architectural look and feel.
Thresholds and Their Phantoms (…) Most of our lives we live closed up in ourselves, with a longing not to be alone, to include others in that life that is invisible and intangible. To make it visible and tangible, we need light and material, any material. And any material can take on the burden of what had been brewing in our consciousness or subconscess, in our awareness or in our dreams.(…) Anni Albers,1982 essay ‘Material as Metaphor’ Charlotte Eta Mumm works with multiple means of expressions and materials. Her work is about variables and tangibility. It isn’t about the material per se but rather about the transformation and entitative qualities. It’s essential for her to investigate this with a physical interaction, since the crux of materials and her intuitive approach during the process go in dialogue with her mind. She often experiments with simple self-made techniques and in doing so, creates ambiguous as well as haptic surfaces. To her mind it’s a human need to sense the world surrounding us. Think about the origin of haptic: haptikós, ‘able to come in contact with’. The inner-self gets in contact with the world by finely-tuned physical nteractions. When entering ‘Thresholds and Their Phantoms’ the atmosphere of the space seems provisional. The sensory experience is estranging since the walls are covered with subtle sprayed, thin plastic sheets. Here, she is showing new partially printed collages called ‘Die Vorläufigkeit der Übertragung’ (The provisional nature of the transmission). They are made of papers treated with potato juice, and deal with point of connection where information is converted and transmitted. Is this happening in a 1:1 form? What are the cumulative errors and information falsifications when transmitting information? Reifying these processes and thoughts, She is showing concrete objects, which have a rather constructed architectural look and feel. About: Charlotte Eta Mumm studied Fine Arts with Prof. Urs Lüthi at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany from 2000-2008 and spent a study year at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. Her work has been exhibited in Germany and internationally. To name a few: Galerie Tanit in Munich, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Kasseler Kunstverein, Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence, Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Berlin, Phoinix in Bratislava. Awards and Residencies include e.g. the Saari Residency fellowship from the Kone Foundation (FI); in 2018 she was awarded the Werkstattpreis of the Art Foundation Erich Hauser in Rottweil (DE), and in 2019 a [email protected] working grant. This year, 2022, she is a resident at kunsthuis SYB in Beetsterzwaag, the Netherlands. Recently, she also got invited by the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation to join their residency program Thread in Sinthian, Senegal.
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