In her multimedia work Relay visual artist Margret Wibmer analyses the relationship between body, object and (digital) space through individual performances in front of a camera. Eleven participants, all close friends of the artist, interpret a textile object that was created by Wibmer for the purpose of the intervention. The ever-changing shapes of body and textile are both sculptural and dramatic, revealing intrinsic processes through movement, material and media.
For more than twenty years the human body and experience—physical, emotional as well as social—have played a central role in Margret Wibmer’s artistic practice. Using various media such as performance, video, photography and textiles, she investigates the position of the human body in relation to the ever-changing digital environment and the meaning of the human body in the creation of knowledge
This publication and the video have been realized in close collaboration with book designer Isabelle Vigier, composer Robert Poss, and video producer Florian Krepcik. With a text by artist Marianna Maruyama, and an interview with Margret Wibmer by writer Magdalena Kröner. The video is made accessible via a QR code inside the book.
Margret Wibmer’s works are included in private and public collections and have been exhibited and performed in venues such as Palais de Tokyo / Paris, Oude Kerk / Amsterdam, KAI 10 – Arthena Foundation / Düsseldorf and RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne. Lives and works in Amsterdam.