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ART Habens

Kate Walker

day campus life or a similar public meeting space into this formal tableau from another era in a semi-reenactment of Raphael’s “The School of Athens” (1510-11). Multidisciplinarity is a crucial aspect of your approach: ranging from painting and drawing to digital video projects, you establish a fruitful synergy between several practices, that are combined to provide your works of a dynamic and autonomous life. I would suggest our readers to visit in order to get a wider idea of your multifaceted artistic production. While superimposing concepts and images, crossing the borders of different artistic fields, have you ever happened to realize that a symbiosis between different viewpoints is the only way to achieve some results, to express specific concepts?

Working across different media keeps opening up new ways of seeing things. Working within just one media for me might be more comfortable. Instead, each project presents a different challenge from changing and crossing mediums. In Manual of Arms, the piece depended on using and understanding choreography, which was a new language for me. I worked with a professional choreographer who collaborated with me on designing and teaching movements to a group of nonprofessional students and friends. We rehearsed over many weeks and filming took place all in one session. I think of my current large paintings as objects. They are stretched, cut-out canvases that take on forms of represented objects. They rely on how objects function in the world and sit between 2D and 3D mediums. I use everyday collections of ideas, words and images often from media sources as collage elements alongside paint.

A still from Manual of Arms, 2014, HD single channel vide

Habens and that our readers has already started to get to know in the introductory pages of this article. What has mostly impressed me of this project is the way you have create a synthesis between a functional analysis of the context you examine and autonomous aesthetics. Do

I would start to focus on your artistic production beginning from Manual of Arms, an interesting video project of a choreographed performance that we have selected for this special edition of ART

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ART Habens Contemporary Art Review // Special Issue  

ART Habens Contemporary Art Review // Special Issue  

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