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anne knoedler

anne.knoedler@outlook.de // www.leavinghomefunktion.com // phone: +491725727235


For approximately fifteen years, Rapunzel has lived isolated, restrained by her mother, in a tower, without any possibility to gain access to the outside world. Finally a prince appears. He rescues Rapunzel from her captivity, marries her and they live happy ever after. There is the condition of levitation - to a certain extent a standstill. But there is no situation, no point in time, where we do not choose. Even if you decide not to make a choice, you choose. Though this might be rooted in unconsciousness and influenced by self-deception, it is not to be justified by ignorance. Thereby humans are bound to a latitude which forces them to actually determine their lives on their own. At the same time, avoiding choices seems equal to a powerlessness,

JUST JUMP RAPUNZEL

unconsciously place taking control of body and mind. An according voicelessness and incapability of action therefore results in a loss of determination and the tendency to be overlyinfluenced by the conclusions of others. There might be a reason to be found in the belief of a denial of blame. So an aware mind, which itself is the fruit of discontentment, is the foundation for self-determined actions, whether going up or diving down. Thus, a necessity of reconsideration and deliberation concerning these actions arises. For there is no difference in action and the incapability of action if we are not able to accept our opponent as a distinct independent mind different to our‘s. So is there any relevance in asserting, Rapunzel would have been to blame if she had remained trapped in that tower for the rest of her days?


silk screen print on mould casted glass in zinc tub // 176 x 70 x 45cm // 2011

JUST JUMP RAPUNZEL


JUST JUMP RAPUNZEL // detail

silk screen print on mould casted glass // 33 x 19cm // 2011


JUST JUMP RAPUNZEL


Thirty conical glass bricks - one capstone. Supported by a foundation of two concrete blocks, these single, massive glass pieces hold each other through their own pure weight. They are wedged and based in the stable architecture of an archway about eighty centimeters above the ground. The glass itself reveals the full extent of the entire contruction and building. No glue, no strap, no backup - almost every angle is completely visible.

WAGNIS


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mould casted glass, colored concrete // 220 x 12 x 80cm // 2013

WAGNIS


WAGNIS // detail


WAGNIS // detail


WAGNIS // techincal drawing

marker on paper // 240 x 200cm // 2013


WAGNIS


„Anne Knoedler‘s glass mosaic works draw the eye into a remote and silent realm. A mist of delicate white, grey and golden tones suggests pictures of drifting clouds, lucent pearls of dew, or rippling bodies of water. As in water molecules, the light is refracted by numberless shards of hand-blown glass. The vitreous surface of the mosaic allows light to penetrate, creating a second plane of projection on the wall behind. Like the stained-glass windows of medieval churches, with their shifting patterns of colored shadows, Anne Knödler‘s mosaics are animated by fluctuating daylight. In their formal reduction, they seem both contemplative and contemporary. At the same time, viewers will sense the potency and depth of a tradition that is thousands of years old.“ Hans-Martin Lorch, gallery lorch+seidel, Berlin, Germany

ROOM WITH A VIEW


mosaic in blown Lamberts glass on tempered sheet glas // 250 x 150 x 1.3 cm // 2013

ROOM WITH A VIEW


ROOM WITH A VIEW


ROOM WITH A VIEW // detail


ROOM WITH A VIEW // detail


ROOM WITH A VIEW // detail


Faustus: Where are you damned? Mephostophilis: In hell. Faustus: How comes it then that thou art out of Hell? Mephostophilis: Why, this is Hell, nor am I out of it. Think‘st thou that I who saw the face of God and tasted the eternal joys of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells In being deprived of everlasting bliss? O Faustus, leave these frivolous demands, Which strikes a terror to my fainting soul. [...]

HOPE‘S BUDDING JOY

Faustus: Tell me, where is the place that men call Hell? Mephostophilis: Under the Heaven. Faustus: Ay, so are things else, but whereabouts? Mephostophilis: Within the bowels of these elements, Where we are tortured and remain forever. Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, but where we are is Hell, and where Hell is, there must we ever be. And to be short, when all the world dissolves And every creature shall be purified, All places shall be Hell that is not Heaven. Faustus: I think Hell‘s a fable. Mephostophilis: Ay, think so still, till experience changes thy mind. [...] (J. W. Goethe, Faust 1.4.74-83 // 1.5.115-127)


mosaic in blown Lamberts glass on tempered sheet glas // 150 x 150 x 1.3 cm // 2014

HOPE‘S BUDDING JOY


HOPE‘S BUDDING JOY // detail


HOPE‘S BUDDING JOY // to the left


Anne Knoedler // born 1985 in Zeulenroda, Thuringia, Germany

>> Education 2002 - 2005 2005 - 2006 2006 - 2008 2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2008 - 2013 2013

A levels at Staatliche Berufsbildende Schule II, Greiz, Germany Technical Design Apprenticeship at Staatliche Berufsbildende Schule II, Greiz, Germany Industrial Design Studies at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Fine Arts, Halle (Saale), Germany Studies in Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan, University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey Studies in Intercultural Communication at Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale), Germany Studies of Fine Arts at Burg Giebichenstein, University of Fine Arts, Halle (Saale), Germany Diploma Degree in Fine Arts, Burg Giebichenstein University of Fine Arts, Halle (Saale), Germany

>> Exhibitions (selection) and recognitions 2015 2014 2013

2012 2011

>> Publications 2014 2014 2013

- The Process - International Glass Prize, Lommel, Belgium - Room for Association-The Wunderkammer - Franckesche Stiftungen, Halle (Saale), Germany - Art and Church - Adlersberg, Regensburg, Germany - Room with a view - gallery lorch+seidel, Berlin, Germany, - Vergiss Berlin, New York, Paris - Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany - Zwieseler Kölbl 2013 - Glasmuseum Zwiesel, Germany - InFormation 450-2 - Ausstellungshalle Hawerkamp, Münster, Germany - Diploma exhibition Johannes Fötsch, Anne Knoedler, Elisabeth Oertel - Halle (Saale), Germany - 1st Prize, Supporting Award for Emerging Artists, Zwiesel, Germany - Ikahmetgah 2 - Kadiköy, Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul Residency, granted by Burg Giebichenstein, Art University, Halle (Saale), Germany Die Burg in Istanbul, Burg Giebichenstein Publications, University of Fine Art, Halle (Saale), Germany There was something else in Halle, Glashaus-Magazine Publications 01/2014, Berlin, Germany Zwieseler Kölbl, exhibition catalogue, Glass-Museum Zwiesel, Germany

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