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Eri Kassnel

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Quick Facts
Lives in
near Augsburg/DE
Works in
near Augsburg/DE
Schools
Statement

As humans we recognize ourselves by remembering. This is the evidence of existing in a chronological context, which forms identity. The loss of memory can lead to a serious identity crises. But memory hasn’t to be true implicitly as scientific research learned us: to remember is a flexible process, which always adapts to an optimized learning for the future.

People collect proofs like photographs, documents and letters to verify their memories. I follow from this an existential doubt: Can I trust memory? Who am I really? If I don’t leave any traces, have I ever existed?

In this area of conflict I am interested in man’s subjective sensations and his capability to remember, to forget, to associate and to create - consciously or not - his own Utopia.

My work ranges in transition of photography and video, of visual and sonic relevance. Especially the interface between the disciplines I am interested of: photography as a time based medium - video as a time independent medium - sound as a catalyzer of visual imagination.

For more information see http://www.eri-kassnel.de/295.html

 

CV

1996 - 1999 Residence in Nyköping/SE.

1999 - 2003 Bern/ CH, University of the Arts, diploma in Conservation and Restoration of polychrome sculptures and paintings.

since 2010 freelance artist, national and international exhibitions.

2011 - 2016 art  education for children and adults.

2012 Swabian Academy Irsee/DE, master class under Christina von Bitter.

2014 - 2016 Performing guiding tours at the H2-Contemporary Art Centre, Augsburg/DEDifferent collaboration projects.

 

Awards and Grants

2017

Artist-in-residence Cluj/ RO

2016

Nominated for the Grand Prix Nova Bucharest/ RO (with co-author G.Fiebig)

2015

Project-Grant by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology

2014

Prize for innovation in projects of cultural education, Augsburg/ DE.

Project-Grant by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology

2013

Art Prize of the town of Krumbach/ DE.

1996

Winner in the competition of gilder’s craft in the Federal Republic of Germany.

First Prize of "Die Gute Form - Handwerker gestalten".