KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Tracey Snelling

USA

Tenement Rising, Mixed media installation with video, lights, sound, 350 x 300 x 200 cm, 2016. Courtesy: The artist and Krupic Kersting Galerie, Cologne

My work derives from sociology, voyeurism and geographical and architectural location. Within these ideas, themes develop of a particular locale’s inhabitants: Who are these people? What do they do and why do they do it? These questions transport observation into the realm of storytelling. As my work evolves, I continue to explore place, people, and culture through the use of scale and repetition of a theme; I create new realities that change with the viewer’s perception. Through video, sound, and manipulation of size, I am not trying to replicate a place; rather I give my impression of a place, its people and their experience, and allow the viewer to extrapolate his or her own meaning. At the core of my work resides the intersection of place and experience. This melding, the known with the unknown, the foreign with the familiar, fuels my work and creates a multilayered experience.

STAY
01.07.2017 – 30.04.2018