Neudecker's work manipulates perception, distortion, contrast, scale, reality and fiction in representations of vast spaces, limited by the human eye 'frame' of the view.
Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2013
This major new commission by artist Mariele Neudecker, from Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2013, explores both knowable and sublime landscapes.
The work takes The Regency Town House, in Hove’s Brunswick Square, as a container for a concept and ‘total installation’ of several interconnected pieces. Bringing notions of landscape into the domestic arena, Neudecker works with the idea of ‘the cropped edge’ in landscape as a form of human intervention.
In her work, Neudecker’s representations of vast spaces are limited by lenses, either by the human eye framing the view, or by remotely operated, robotic cameras accessing immense dark environments under the sea, the visibility cropped by narrow cones of torchlight.
Neudecker’s landscapes often show such ‘human interest’ within presented scenes, in residues such as small roads, tunnels, masts, etc. The ‘human interest’ inherent in bringing the outside in, both physically and metaphorically is reflected in the different layers of the installation at The Regency Town House: on the first floor where sun images prevail, more subjectively through the iceberg images and sculpture on the ground floor and more unnervingly in the basement, an immersive film environment, where the vast emptiness of deep sea space is intercepted with ‘ghost-nets’ and abandoned fishing equipment in the remotest places on earth.
A co-commission by Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2013
Supported by Arts Council England
Neudecker’s new Arctic and deep sea works have been developed in collaboration with Invisible Dust.
Artists' website: http://www.marieleneudecker.co.uk
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