Katja Loher

 

presented by VERNON

 

 

Born 1979 in Zurich, Switzerland

 

 

Katja Loher orchestrates video, literature, choreography and audio into sculptural bodies that transport the audience through narrative concepts, imaginary worlds and visionary ideas. The multidisciplinary seeks to fuse the exterior objects with the expression of an inner imagination. Posing the possibility of a planetary identity, my work manifests a vision of our global selves that incorporates both the infinite largeness of the universe as well as the infinite smallness as interrelated entities. As an artist, I use models to recreate my own observations and experiments in the universal environment. My constructions are ironic invitations to engage a fantastic version of what is real ó and of what can potentially be. Viewed from above, the clusters of bodies form in choreographic motion sequences, words, and questions that elicit utopias and dystopias that reflect contemplative questions about contemporary issues between the natural planet and the human population. A consistent practice in my work: asking questions, allows me to communicate concerns through metaphor in artistic syncretism. By creating choreography in the birdís eye perspective I intend to catapult the viewer from his or her place. With offering an outside perspective I reposition the audience as observers. I suggest that changing oneís perspective attempts to dissolve conditioned thinking patterns and prejudices, thereby investigating new ways of thinking.

 

 


Katja Loher, Sculpting in Air

Katja Loher, Sculpting in Air

Katja Loher, Sculpting in Air