Photo: Aleksandra Kulasza © Stiftung KUNSTFORUM der Berliner Volksbank gGmbH

Uncanny figures. The hidden in textile reliefs.


In the Unheimliche/s Gestalten (Uncanny figures) workshop, we will be inspired by the diversity of textiles and create a three-dimensional relief in an intuitive way. We will deal with different textiles by folding, crumpling and knotting them and surrendering to chance. It is a creative journey in which we explore the boundaries between control and spontaneity and let our instincts guide us.

In the next step, we delve deeper into the world of fantasy and uncanny figures. We investigate exactly what hidden creatures could be hiding in the folds, knots and tangles of the relief. We go in search of the secrets hidden in the surface structures of the textiles.

Foto: Aleksandra Kulasza © Stiftung KUNSTFORUM der Berliner Volksbank gGmbH
Foto: Aleksandra Kulasza © Stiftung KUNSTFORUM der Berliner Volksbank gGmbH

Through this creative process, we begin to discover uncanny shapes and figures that are just waiting to be brought to light. Using colours, paper and other materials, we emphasise these hidden creatures.
The result is a three-dimensional image that tells stories ranging from funny to scary monsters and their fascinating stories. These are works that not only appeal to our senses, but also stimulate our imagination.

In the current exhibition Durchdringen: Das U/unheimliche s/Sehen (Inter/Penetration: The Uncanniness of Seeing), the works by artist and curator Michael Müller and other artists explore pairs of opposites such as abstract/figurative, conscious/unconscious and visible/invisible. Together we will be inspired by the diverse aesthetic and artistic practices, strategies and methods expressed in the exhibited works. We will examine how the artists of the 20th and 21st century play with different materials, colours and forms. In doing so, we reflect on how art as an individual means of expression contributes to bringing the unconscious into the individual consciousness and open up new perspectives for us.