Lyrics in Glass
24 Jan 2009 to 28 Feb 2009
Simone Neidhard brilliantly uses glass as a substrate for reciting the narrative. Traditional symbols are reduced and juxtaposed so that the viewer cannot decode the meaning, yet has an instinctive understanding of the experience. "Mondrian Melting" stirs up a well-known image, while at the same time playing with the characteristics of glass, a material that is both transparent but able to fill an empty space. Like many of the installations in Lyrics in Glass, "Katharsis" is significantly reduced to symbols, but tells a story of injury and healing through soft, fragmented words.
Born in Münster, Germany, Simone Neidhard studied philosophy and Russian Literature at the Freie University in Berlin. Between 1989 and 1995, she studied art at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. Simone spent a year in Salamanca, Spain and was rewarded the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to study in Mexico. Today, Simone Neidhard lives and works in Freiberg, Germany.
Courtesy of Nadania Idriss New Glass Art & Photography
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