Peggy Buth's artistic approach cannot be pinned down to a specific medium nor to narrowed terms of art; she rather scrutinizes the representational systems of art, literature, politics and sciences in regard to what is displaced or has accidentally emerged within these structures. One of her main focus is to question constructions of cultural meaning and identity. It is characteristic to her work to elaborate intensely on various materials and the combination of different media and forms of expression.
In 'Listeners & Typewriters' Peggy Buth deals in the narrow sense of the word with the sign system of language and signature by examining them for their constitution, charging and deferment of meaning. The works gathered revolve around the linguistic term of 'shifting' or rather 'shifter' (Roman Jakobson) that is characterized as 'empty' by nature and that aligns its meaning to the respective subject, use or context.
In this framework Peggy Buth develops a dialogue of works that act autonomously as well as in reference to each other and conflate according to her approach works of photography, installation, painting, sound and text.
Peggy Buth's work has been exhibited a.o. in 'Self as Disappearance' , Centre d'art Contemporain, Delme, France (2010); 'Les Belles Images', LaBOX, Bourges, France (2010),'PeggyButh.Desire in Representation', Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2009); 'Un Plan Simple', Maison Populaire, Montreuil, France (2009); 'brussels biennial', Belgium (2008); 'decollecting', Frac Nord Pas de Calais, France (2008); 'Made in Germany', kestnergesellschaft, Hannover Kunstverein, Sprengel Museum (2007).
The publication 'Katalog - Desire in Representation' by Peggy buth has been recently published by spector books, Leipzig.
(Images: Peggy Buth; Courtesy of the artist & KLEMM'S)