Friday, December 25, 2009
Angelika Boeck Des 09
The German artist Angelika Boeck is investigating forms of expression, practices, rituals or signs in various cultural contexts (eg. work, art, religion, everyday life) and demonstrating them as means of identifying, recognising, representing, characterising - in short 'portraying' a human being.
The strategy of her research and series of art works, the 'Dialogical Portraits' is the placing of herself as subject to be negotiated and represented through interpretations which are authored by the other cultural system of producers encountered during the field work.
Actually she is realising the fifth project in this series together with sign-readers in Malaysia.