Katja Mater: 'Fields on a Line'

28 Nov 2014 - 01 Feb 2015

Katja Mater, 'A preparatory sketch for Fields on a Line'
press release
KIOSK presents a duo exhibition with work by German artist Katinka Bock (1976) and Dutch artist Katja Mater (1979).

Both artists explore the boundaries of their medium in explorations of the possibilities and impossibilities inherent in their materials. The reflective process that characterizes their work starts with an observation of the exhibition context and a contemplation of the potential dialogue between the medium and the environment. Bock and Mater both work toward ‘outcomes’ that carry a transformative potential. Katinka Bock is mainly focused on the sculptural form, while Mater’s work primarily consists of analogue photographic or cinematographic registrations of intermediate interventions.

Katja Mater creates abstract geometric compositions on paper, on objects, or directly onto a spatial context. The compositions are captured by means of a deliberate set of rules that provide a sense of direction in Mater’s boundless exploration of the tension between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional.
At KIOSK, Mater uses the exhibition walls and floor surface as a canvas for the site-specific composition 'Fields on a Line'. The realization of the painted work is captured by a camera that repeatedly travels a predetermined path throughout the rooms. Different moments are thus layered in time, and parallel spaces unfold in front of the lens. The track covered by the camera eye and the added timeline that emerges in the process, are transposed and visualized on multiply exposed film. The result is a 16mm video installation with the exhibition space as a residue.

29.11.2014 – 01.02.2015

Opening: Friday 28 November 2014, 8 pm

Tuesday – Friday: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays

Closed on Monday through Thursday during the end-of-year period (22.12.2014 – 04.01.2015).

Tags: Katinka Bock, Katja Mater