While in her installations and performances she explores the overlapping of physically tangible and virtual bodies or spaces, in her photographs she examines the potential of portraying spatial references as two-dimensional surfaces. The act of translating space and surface has been consistently continued in the project reconstruction that was developed during a period spent
in China in 2009. Wibmer herself writes the following about the idea behind ‘reconstruction’:

 

I was impressed by the immensity and number of the high-risers growing out of the ground by the dozens in cities like Beijing an Shanghai. I could not help but wonder who would fill all that new space. At the same time the difference between urban structures and fragile bodies were striking to me. My first visit to China significantly influenced my perception of the body in relation to the urban environment. 

 

relax your hips: Margret Wibmer and irritants between bodies, objects and spaces

 

 

by Ludwig Seyfarth

 

 

cctv

From ‘reconstruction’: CCTV,  2010, fine art print on dibond,130 x 100 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP

 

 

melt-down

rom ‘reconstruction’: MELT DOWN,  2010, fine art print on dibond,130 x 100 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP

 

 

red-dress

rom ‘reconstruction’: RED DRESS,  2010, fine art print on dibond,130 x 100 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP

 

 

hilton

rom ‘reconstruction’: HILTON,  2010, fine art print on dibond,130 x 100 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP

 

Southeast2

rom ‘reconstruction’: SOUTHEAST,  2011, fine art print on dibond,110 x 60 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP

 

 

chika-long-white

RECONSTRUCTION 1

 

 

 

chika-schwarz-long

RECONSTRUCTION 2

 

 

 

The works reconstruction 1 and reconstruction 2 are an edition of 3. Within that edition different sizes are available on demand.

 

 

 

 

All of the artworks on this page © Margret Wibmer, Pictoright Amsterdam

 

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