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Meatus acusticus internus

Aimée Hoffmann

Barrierefreier Zugang
28 June 2024 19:00–22:00 29 June 2024 14:00–22:00 30 June 2024 14:00–19:00
"Taking in a work of poetry, whether this happens through the real ear or only through the inner ear that listens while reading, presents itself as a circular movement in which answers rebound into questions and provoke new answers." H.-G. Gadamer

This video combines short, dream-like scenes in which images and sounds of the big city mix, interchange and complement those of natural spaces, without the soundscape losing any semblance of naturalness. Viewers embark on a surreal journey full of conscious sensory illusions. Idyllically, the waves of the sea crash against the shore, their roar, barely noticeable, replaced by the sound of the motorway. But that doesn't matter. The city dweller is represented by a familiar member of urban spaces, a crow that seems somewhat lost in its sombre appearance and outside the hustle and bustle of the swarm. It looks around, constantly searching; but what is it actually looking for? Participating in this search, images pass us by as if in a frenzy, accompanied by sounds that evoke a sense of belonging despite strong contrasts. In a constant tension between calm, chaos, familiarity, forlornness, despair and silence, the video ends with the crow taking off into a wide horizon, in which the sound of the city echoes for a long time.

As an installation, the video is accompanied by the painting "The Inner Ear".

The three-dimensional image attempts to create a dialogue with the viewer's feelings. Despite the milky light colours, this image of the inner ear has something brutal about it. The canvas bends and is deformed, as if contracted by a spasm. On closer inspection, nails prick the eye and the lustre of the synthetic resin loses its aesthetic appeal and takes on a threatening presence.


Aimée Hoffmann

At the age of 18, Aimée Hoffmann emigrated to Pietrasanta, a cultural city in tuscany, to take part in the Lapidarium project by the artist Gustavo Aceves. The desire to realise her own works led her to leave the project. Her first series of works, from 2023, consists of large-scale, sculptural canvases that deal with the theme of birth. In them, the artist explores her own experience and gives viewers an intimate insight into this formative experience. She deals with the question of the role of women, who live in a continuum between self-sacrifice and self-assertion, and what expectations they themselves, but also society, have of a mother.


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