Margret Wibmer : Ambiguity – bodies, objects and spaces. Kerber Verlag 2010
Wibmer’s interest in people is focused on their Schnittstellen or interfaces with the environment, on clothing and fashion, on movement and situational behavior. It does not apply to the portrait. Faces rarely appear in her work, her own included.
Margret Wibmer works systematically on the border between art and fashion. Her photographs, objects, installations and performances frequently feature clothing designed by the artist herself. These clothes are not just “worn”, they also act as an instrument of reflection.The analogy between cutting and sewing clothes and combining cut-out motifs to form collages is a legacy of Surrealism, and one that Margret Wibmer is currently developing. In her installations, she experiments with materials and technologies, confusing the physical experience and sense of space by using digital maps and scans. The familiar appears strange and mysterious, due mainly to the unusual combination of bodies, objects and materials.
Authors: Ludwig Seyfarth and Margret Wibmer / Edited by: Margret Wibmer / Publisher: Kerber Verlag / Graphic design: Jozee Brouwer
Format: 24,00 × 21,00 cm / Cover: Hardcover, bound / Pages: 96 / 140 colored and 9 b/w illustrations / Languages: German | English
ISBN: 978-3-86678-464-2 / Price: Euro 25,– (excl. postage and handling)