Susanne M. Winterling

Künstlerin, Rehau

Guest 2018
Master seminar

Susanne M. Winterling—born and living in Rehau—works across a range of media to explore the sentient economy, digital cultures and the social life of materials in the environment. Winterling’s practice reflects upon political as well as aesthetic entanglements and power structures between humans/ animals/matter. Forms and materials tell about species and the elements in today’s challenging geopolitical context. She also remains focused on historical feminist practices and the everyday and highlights different types of knowledge through embodiment and cosmologies. She pingpongs the art of conversation on Working across a variety of media and with a constant challenging and questioning of artistic media in society, Winterling is known for her time-based installations, which engage critically with the representation of reality. Prevailing modernistic concepts, power structures and hierarchical historiographies are captured and investigated in her work in the form of spatial constellations. Her practice emphasizes what pure information and form leaves out – including a sensual approach to media and material informed by an understanding of immersion and power as currents of energy. With an emphasis on enhancing our perceptual and critical consciousness, Winterling undertakes affective and material-based research that highlights the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials and species in our ecology.

Recent exhibitions and projects include Myths of the Marble, HOK Oslo and ICA Philadelphia; MIT List An Inventory of Shimmers, Contour Biennale 2017; Sitevisit, Kunstverein Freiburg; Space Elevator: Streetbodies and Donkeydreams, The Cologne Room, Los Angeles; Complicity, Kunstverein Amsterdam; and Tidalectics, TBA21, Vienna.