BLACK SEA RESONANCE
Transposition / 6th edition of Sinopale – International Sinop Biennial
Sinop, Turkey, 1th August to 17th September 2017
Spacial drawing of driftwood charcoal
4 x 7 x 5 m
Ulrike Mohr’s artistic approach utilizes material transformation processes that are influenced by complex research and knowledge. Over the past years, the burning of char has become a central modus operandi in her work. Mohr’s large “spatial drawings” are characterized by an attention to detail and surface: Subtle textures of everyday objects are as important to her as the attempt to uncover relationships between aesthetics and science – present and past.
In Sinop she collects drift wood from the Black Sea, transforms the found objects into charcoal and shows them as a large spacial drawing. Ulrike Mohr’s work is a metaphorical scratching on the surface of materials, making the individual layers visible and thus communicating the capacity for physical change implicit within each material substance. Black Sea Resonance involves acquiring a standpoint which is both very close to the object, literally touching the material in question, while also remaining distantly observant, resonating to the patterns of Black Sea.
Foto: Ingo Arend
Foto: Sophie Baumgärtner