ikono is proud to present German video artist Lisa Weber as Artist of the Month.
Her research develops through the observation of transition processes, moments in-between and details of our daily life experience that might otherwise be overlooked or even ignored. The artist records these images meticulously and shows them independently, detached from their usual environment, in evocative video installations aiming to reestablish the aesthetic value of these subjects and the way we perceive them.
Video projection, 9:13 min, loop, 2007
Several windows are filmed and put together to create the illusion of a building, offering a voyeuristic look into the apartments where people engage in everyday activities.
Still life with bottles
HD video, 7: 11 min, 2010
Five bottles of different shape and color, standing in front of a white background, are filmed for one day. In the scene, nothing is moving apart from the light. Its progress during the course of the day is emphasized thanks to he fast motion effect. Within seven minutes, the light projects shades and colored reflections on the white background, changing the entire atmosphere of the scene.
HD video, 11 min, 2012
The slow process of decay is recorded in a still life with flowers. As Sabine Elsa Müller wrote, ‘ in this video time is represented by the passing flow of adjacent images. Color and form of plants and fruits shown change until they almost decayed completely in the course of the time. The time passing while we are watching the video doesn’t correspond to the actual period of time during the process of fading. Time is perceived differently and doesn’t follow the usual perception: something is extending horizontally to the room. We are able to observe, in the true sense of the word, time while it passes. ‘
Artist bio: Lisa M Weber graduated 2013 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz and the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz in Germany, as a student of Professor Dieter Kiessling. Weber took part in the Master of Fine Arts Program of the California State University Chico in California. Her work has been exhibited internationally, both in solo and group exhibitions. In 2013, her work was shown at the Caos Art Gallery in Venice, Italy, the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria and in the Goyang Art Studio of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul.