Hannah Friederike Giese
St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp
After graduating school in Hamburg, studying cultural and social work at the Hogeschool in Amsterdam and printmaking at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Hannah Friederike Giese has been studying sculpture and spatial art at the Sint-Lucas School of Art in Antwerp since 2015. Hannah`s work is characterized by its process-based approach and the use of different materials and media in the context of site, culture and nature. She works with installation, video, sound and screenprint. She uses materials like fabric, bread, berries, plexiglas, water, plaster, and found objects. In most of her non-permanent installations materials and stories encountered in the urban environment are re-contextualized. In this way, she evokes an interplay of culture and nature, people and art, anonymity and community. Further she questions the interaction between urban environment, the surrounding nature and the position of the viewer.
For the exhibition in Duesseldorf Hannah is showing the video work “Asjaolud”, made during an exchange semester in Tallinn, Estonia in late 2017. In the 21-minute video she shows interac- tions of waste containers with people, nature and their environment. The viewer takes the role of the observer and witnesses daily life situations in a magnified frame. Next to the video
work she shows a collaborative work with Zoe Dittrich-Wamser, Karlien Adriaensen, Sven Dirkmann and Joke de Bruyn, an installation built during their stay at Weltkunstzimmer made of a slide carousel projecting 80 handmade images onto a floating transparent air balloon. This work allows a glimpse on the freedom of the collaborating artists in experimentation, fragility and power of imagination.
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