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Katja Loher Studio
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Katia Loher's Miniverses are compelling video works in a quiet and elegant statement about humanity. These tiny microcosms are inventive, poetic, and mesmerising to watch. Loher operates akin to a theatrical producer, beginning with her concept and subsequently joining forces with a choreographer, costume designer, dancers, various video personnel and art fabricators. The idea is predicated on a concept of creating idealized artificial worlds that exist in harmony with our own allegedly unpleasant reality, hatching tiny ethereal havens that at first glance seem amusing and quirky, but revealing beautiful kaleidoscopic patterns constructed from dance formations, filmed from above to recall the complicity and harmony of synchronized swimmers.
New York-based Swiss artist Katja Loher's work has appeared internationally in many solo and group exhibitions including: World Expo Museum, Shanghai, China, (2014), Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, USA (2014), MuBE, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012), Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy (2010), MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy (2010), United Nations Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, China (2010), Biennale Chongqing, China (2009), Siggraph Asia, Yokohama, Japan (2009), Art Digital, Moscow, Russia (2005) and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Peterburg, Russia (2005). Her work is featured in many private and public collections including Miami Art Museum, USA, Credit Suisse Collection, Zurich, Switzerland, eN Arts Collection, Tokyo, Japan, Horsecross Collection, Perth, UK. In the last years she received several awards including TPC CreaTVty Award from the Swiss TV Production Center, artist residencies in New York, Berlin and Beijing.
Choreographer: Saori Tsukada :: download CV ::
Assistants: Azumi Oe & Nozomi Yasuda- Wann
Studio Manager: Akio Sato
Finance: Lisa O'Connor
Architect: Andrea Liberni
Architect: Hans Focketyn
Audio Designer: Asako Fujimoto
Glass blower: Michiko Sakano
Katja Loher and Saori Tsukada, Photos: Gian Maria Annovi