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“What I am trying to convey to you is more mysterious, it is entwined in the very roots of being, in the impalpable source of sensations.”
J. Gasquet Cézanne
Anita Ackermann pursues a precarious quest for an unforgettable feeling. She beseeches an emancipated audience, actors of their own right to whom unveil a sensation that goes beyond the mere sensual experience. Her research epitomizes the unseen together with the seen, the capacity of light of both embodiment and intangibility.
She reflects upon the consciousness of an open-ended version of a world in flux - studying the mutual application of seeing upon being seen, and vice-versa. As Merleau-Ponty explains in Eye and Mind: each object mirrors all others. Through her installations, light, materiality and presence become the players of a game that revolves around the inner awareness of the self and the subjectivity of our own reality. Her work reveals a profound grasp of the active dimension of perception, where our body is implied in a provisional, indeterminate construction of reality.
(born in Mainz, Germany)
Lives and works in Berlin
Graduated from the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin, the German-Romanian artist mainly works in the field of sculpture and installation art in order to research three-dimensionality as well as light as a medium, and to explore different ways to perceive time and space. Her interest lies in transforming space through minimal changes and evoking a change in perception. Ackermann also often focuses on the viewer’s experience by actively incorporating the audience into her work.
Text by Barbara Cueto
B.A. + M.A. Design, "Beyond Boundaries"
University of the Arts Berlin, UDK
Karsten Konrad/ Fine Art, Prof. G. Diel/ Institut für transmediale Gestaltung,
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski/ Institut für zeitbasierte Medien
B.A. STRATEGIC Communication AND PLANNING,
"Diverse Time Concepts- What is time?"
University of the Arts Berlin, UDK
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski/ Institute for Time Based Media,
Prof. Thomas Düllo/ Institute for Theory and Practice of Communication
2011 – 2014 Tutor | Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski |
Institue for Time Based Media / Mediatheory, UdK Berlin
2010 – 2011 Tutor | Prof. Timothee Ingen-Housz |
Institue for Time Based Media / Mediatheory/ Animationfilm, UdK Berlin
2009 – 2010 Tutor | Prof. Barbara Kirchner |
Audiovisual Studies, UdK Berlin
Alchemy of a Day, Palácio Belmonte Lisbon, Portugal
SEMINARIO at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova &
Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidade de Lisboa
Shadows of the Sun, Studio U Berlin, Germany
Epicycles: In Eternal Movement, Public Space: Elementary School Courtyard, Torun, Poland
InTension, ArtBridge Contemporary at LageEgal, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Evening Rise Tallinn, Dominiklaste Kloostri Muuseum Talllinn, Estland
Jardins Efémeros, Museu Nacional Grão Vasco, Portugal
SPEAKER at the conference „Luz da Cidade“Portugal /
Unesco CONFERENCE International Year of Light
BlauBlauBlau, Trierer Kunstverein und Tuchfabrik e.V.
ZERO Dynamo Ausstellung, Begleitprogramm Martin Gropius Bau, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Ultraviolet, Solo-Exhibition, Vesselroom Project, Berlin
CTM CLUB TRANSMEDIALE UnTune, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
In the light of movement, L‘Atelier Project Space, Berlin
After the last shot, Pop Up Gallery International, Berlin
Rotation, Reflection, Repetition, Repetition. Mota Italic Gallery, Berlin
„URBANE CODES", Galerie M, Berlin
DAAD Fellowship Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
Black Holes and Other Transformations, Concourse Gallery, ECUAD, Vancouver BC. Canada
Uranus Jupiter Conjunction, HBC Berlin, Germany
CTM CLUB TRANSMEDIALE
LUX MATRIX ESTONIA
WHITE NIGHTS: 100 YEARS ESTONIA
CONFERENCES / TALKS
2018 LECTURE / Visiting Lecturer Politecnico UNIVERSITY milan, italy
2017 LECTURE “Visual Alchemy ” UNIVERSITY Vicarte Glas and Ceramics for the Arts. Biblioteca FCT /UNL, Lisbon, PT
2016 TV INTERVIEW “Epicycles : In EternaL Movement ”, Bella Skyway, TORUN , PL
2015 SPEAKER AT THE UNESCO International Year of Light „Luz da Cidade“, PT
2015 LECTURE „What We See, Sees Us“, Goldsmith / London, Andy Weir
2015 ARTIST TALK, „Ultraviolet” SOLO-EXHIBITION, Vesselroom Preoject" / Berlin
2014 “BEYOND BOUNDARIES”, DESIGN FACULTY/ University of Applied Science DÜSSELDORF, Prof. Gabi Schillig
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