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Published on Oct 9, 2013
Sibylla Dumke September 20 - October 26, 2013 Cruise & Callas, Alexandrinenstraße 1, 10969 Berlin
Interview with Sibylla Dumke. Artist: Sibylla Dumke.
Sibylla Dumke is showing for the third time in the gallery Cruise & Callas. For some time now her work has been quite intuitive having been inspired by the fragments of nature and products of civilization. At the current solo show she installed a scenario where the opposing elements are combined together. Collected branches are tinted by Japan Ink. Consequently, her objects are captured and held together by black colour.
The artist's ‚Mumifying' has several layers of meaning which are possible to interpret in different ways. The visual closeness of signification refers to the communication aspects oft he work. The objects composed in this way are signs; a language. Every objects bears a message: they were extracted from the process of returning from their real life function to deadly elements of nature. The branches were constructed as holders for leaves and those for production of air. A broken sole attracts our attention to the object in the dark. Nowadays these objects exist in our environment without a signification and function. Yet, in the constellation arranged in this way, the viewer is able to find a strong identification within himself when in a split second defines his own position in the society.