Anja Leonora Ulfeldt: Preternatural
Satellite66 is pleased to present new works by Oakland-based artist Anja Leonora Ulfeldt.
Ulfeldt's work often references biology and the human body through mechanical action and movement, drawing comparisons between the ways living organisms operate, and that of machines. Like living cells, the installations she creates use light, air, water and electricity, to become functional and interactive. Her work often involves the sensation of touch and the element of surprise. It can be playful, alarming, and sensual all at once. She intends to blur the line between life and something that mimics life through interaction, growth, movement, or decay.
So much of our perceived well-being is dependent on the technology we use to create mental and physical comfort. We are surrounded by simple life support systems such as lighting, air conditioning, and household appliances. When our survival is threatened by physical illness we are plugged into machines to keep us alive. It is our moment-to-moment relationship with modern technology, both simple and advanced, that informs Anja's work. Most of her installations look like or reference appliances but their intended function is unexpected and therefore creates an uncertain and sometimes humorous relationship between human and device.”
Anja Leonora Ulfeldt received her BFA from California College of the Arts in 2002. Anja lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area exploring photography, sculpture and experiential art forms. She also curates and directs Basement Gallery Oakland