\Mariele NeudeckerThere Is Always Something More Important14.03. - 26.04.2014
Mariele Neudecker was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1965 and attended Goldsmiths’ College and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
Photos: Jens Ziehe
Mariele Neudecker‘s sixth solo-exhibition at Barbara Thumm Gallery, There Is Always Something More Important, takes the visitor onto a journey from the deepest parts of the South West Indian Ocean near Antarctica to the icebergs in North West Greenland. This journey depicts a slice through Neudecker‘s works as much as a slice through geological space.
The exhibition combines works from a wide range of media, from video, to sculpture to works on canvas and works on paper, that draw from the artists own research trip to Greenland and material of a collaboration with the marine scientists Alex Rogers at the Oxford University who gave Neudecker access 16 TB to footage of a project to map a mountain range under the deep sea. This footage was filmed by cameras mounted to a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the Southwest Indian Ocean. As the cameras slowly scan the ground, moving along, close to the seabed, lights cast cones of light into the dark vastness and reveals human detritus, such as abandoned fishing equipment.Read more