- Residency period: Autumn/Winter 2018
Cosmic phenomena have always been an inspiration to explore, research, imagine, and create mythologies and stories to give meaning and context to our lives. As it unfolds, the interpretations and visualizations of the cosmos constitute spaces, give a notion of presence, and communicate time. Moreover, it may trigger sensations of awareness or a shift in perspective, a mind-bending sense of placing oneself in the context of the idea of an expanding universe. Our sensual capacities to comprehend the world, reality and the human body within are limited. Often left with the methods of simulation and interpretation we create representations of the unperceivable to grasp or communicate the entirety of existence. In my work the two poles of science and fiction are constantly intertwined into question and answer, a blend of logic and imagination, trying to capture reality in its full complexity.
Katherina Heil, born 1982 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.