Marie von Heyl

Fri 23 May 2014 - Sat 05 Jul 2014

Gallery Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 10am-5.30pm. Entry is FREE.

Marie von Heyl

Of Occasional Tables and Alternative Endings

A solo exhibition of new work by Berlin based artist Marie von Heyl that employs video, installation, drawing and text.

Central to von Heyl’s practice is an interest in domestic interiors and mundane objects, her work often aiming to catch objects in the act of transcending their original context.

Triggered by linguistic nit-picking and the idiosyncrasies of translation, this body of work starts with the English term ‘occasional table’ and her suspicion that an object may posses multiple states of being. If an object becomes a table only on occasion, what are its alternatives; what else may it be at other times? Her reference points pass from spiritualist séances to the oblique language of internet chat rooms, leading her to a branch of C17th Cartesian philosophy known as Occasionalism and an exploration of 3D modelling software.

Associated events:

Artist’s talk: Sat 7 Jun, 2.30pm, FREE
The artist will discuss the exhibition and her wider practice.

Screening: Ubu-Roulette, Tue 17 Jun, 7.30pm, FREE
In association with the Phoenix Gallery exhibition, artist Marie von Heyl along with Joachim Stein bring their monthly avant-garde artist’s film event from Berlin to Exeter. A chance to see some rare, bizarre and challenging moving image work that you are unlikely to come across anywhere else, randomly selected from UbuWeb’s incredible on-line film archive.

Drawing From The Exhibition: Mon 16 & Sat 21 Jun, 10.30am – 4.00pm, £28 (£24)
One day workshop. Take a guided tour and respond to the exhibition in a variety of media, including drawing, painting and sculpture.

Book onto Mon 16 Jun workshop >>
Book onto Sat 21 Jun workshop >>

 

WEBSITE: MARIEVONHEYL.DE

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