Berlin Weekly Gallery,
Mitte, Berlin, Germany, 2010.
Der Wald is a spatially responsive, temporal object based installation in which I constructed and reconfigured works and materials at Berlin Weekly Gallery over a period of 2 weeks. I used the forest as platform for the exploration of ideas central to my practice, exploring it as an actual place and also investigating its representation in history and fiction, especially as a metaphor for the subconscious and a place of transformation that embodies the temporal and impermanent nature of life. The work draws from my own personal and psychological experiences of my time in Berlin. I aimed to create an environment that evokes and articulates these experiences through abstract sculptural assemblages and spatial interventions. The work is a dialogue between controlled making and uncontrolled action. Central to my practice is an investigation into processes of production that do not merely represent these experiences superficially, but actually embodies them. I sought to achieve this by engaging with temporal and transformative processes that facilitated un-hinged juxtapositions and encounters between materials, processes and ideas , generating contradiction, opposition and tension. http://www.stefanieseidl.com/berlinweeklycom/