Exhibtion track, Anya Tish Gallery, Solo Show, 2011
New York-based, Swiss-born artist Katja Loher, one of her generation's most innovative video artists, returns to Anya Tish Gallery for her second solo exhibition, Multiverse.
In her work, Loher abandons traditional screens for video projections and, instead, creates spatial video objects by incorporating sculpture with the video images. This is done by encasing video in hand-blown glass sculptures, called 'Bubbles', as well as projecting video onto the surfaces of suspended weather balloons, which she calls 'Videoplanets'. What makes Loher's work unique is not only her addition of a sculptural element, but also the massive, intricate details she incorporates into the videos themselves. Each video is created in collaboration with a composer, a costume designer, a choreographer and dancers along with Loher's post-production additions. The works explore the complex relationship between humanity and nature, where multiplication and kaleidoscopic movements of bodies in changing constellations suggest that only collective effort can preserve our planet and prevent ecological disaster
Weather balloons in various sizes, video
projections onto 3 balloons.
Multiverse installation, Galleria Tiziana di Caro, 2011