For HOT MESS Katharina Trudzinski and Anna Mirkin are presenting a site-specific installation The horizon.
The work of Trudzinski and Mirkin intersects at the transitional stages between flat surfaces and 3D objects, creating an illusion of physical volume. Their first collaborative installation is a humorous take on the classical theme of landscape, an intentionally absurd attempt at the impossible - replacing nature with a digital environment , and creating a light cloud out of physically rigid materials.
Both artists initially stem from textile and fashion design, wherein two dimensional materials are used in three dimensions and abstract forms are made to interact with physical bodies and spaces.
Katharina Trudzinski will be installing new site-adapted sculptures which by their playful structure and lively character encourage the viewer to animate the shapes in their mind. Katharina’s aesthetic solutions appear seemingly out of nowhere–arriving like unexpected visitors to our reality, which there carefully balance physical forces and humour.
Anna Mirkin will exhibit printed textiles which have been hung and draped to form 3D objects. The printed images feature natural elements created using a 3D software, thus exposing some of the technical aspects behind this digital creation and in the process demystifying it. Anna Mirkin’s practice explores the use of drawing and painting as sculptures and installations through the duplication and repetition of patterns, merging different disciplines and mediums with participatory and community-based projects. Her work explores the collective subconsciousness where it emerges in everyday situations and cultural rituals.
Katharina Trudzinski (b. 1977, Aachen) has been living and working in Berlin since 2009. She holds a Design diploma from Hochschule für Bildende Künste of Hamburg, where she specialised in Industrial and Textile Design and then continued her Postgraduate Studies at the HfbK with prof. Andreas Slominski. Selected exhibitions include: Blake & Vargas, Berlin - online (2020); Nimes, Belgium (2020); Leipzigerstrasse 60, Berlin (2020); Die Drostei, Pinneberg (2019); Kunstlerhaus Friese, Hamburg (2019); Westwerk, Hamburg (2018); Schaufenster, Berlin (2018). In 2020 she was assigned the special scholarship from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin and in 2017 the work grant from Künstlergut Prösitz, Sachsen.
Anna Mirkin (b. 1983 in Moscow) is a Russian multidisciplinary artist who immigrated to Israel in 1992. She has been living and working in Berlin since 2018. Having initially gained public recognition as a prominent street artist in Tel Aviv, Mirkin graduated from the fashion design faculty at Shenkar college, Ramat- Gan, IL in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions took place at Heder Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2019) and at Kibutz Be'eri Gallery (2017). In 2021 she was part of the LABA Fellowship group exhibition and during the same year, she took part in a show at Schaufenster Gallery, Berlin. Other group exhibitions include shows at Kuchling Gallery, Berlin (2020); CTM festival, Berlin (2020); Lettretage, Berlin (2019); and Salon Kandinof at Bein Kandinof Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2018).
wood and acrylic, ready made objects, digitally printed tarpaulin, and augmented reality elements