Helen Mirra: Gletscherbachfloß (Glacial-river-raft) — at Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

Helen Mirra
Gletscherbachfloß (Glacial-river-raft)
Meyer Riegger
Klauprechtstr. 22, Karlsruhe
January 13, 2021 –  April 17, 2021
All images copyright and courtesy of the artist(s) and Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

In Helen Mirra’s artworks various media convene: textile, language, film and sound have participated in a conceptual meeting with classical genres such as sculpture, painting and drawing. Mirra has developed a reduced language of images and objects, accompanied by an abstract linking to our/her surroundings. She also creates references to a reality which lies outside of the work, reconstructing movement through time and space.

Gletscherbachfloß (Glacial-river-raft) is a summary of works from the past twenty-three years by Mirra that relate to water. Not only as a fluid or frozen element but also as a socio-poetic statement.

“I love weather. I live in the weather. I don’t try to change it – and of course it changes. I don’t try to get away from it. I pay attention to it. I respect it. One could also say, I am weather. That sounds more strange, but it resolves the need to explain the relationship. I don’t think the works demand attention simply by their presence. They can be attended to, or they can be ignored. Somebody who is shouting demands attention, and it is difficult to ignore them, especially if they are nearby. Somebody who is speaking at a normal volume, you can either listen to them, or not. This is my interest anyway – to not-demand.“

(Mirra, Helen. in: „This is my interest anyway – to not-demand.“, interview with Zoë Dankert, Metropolis M, September 8, 2017.)

This exhibition is currently on view at Meyer Riegger in Karlsruhe (Klauprechtstr. 22). For more information about the works on view, please contact info@meyer-riegger.de