is a visual artist living and working in Hamburg. Ziegler's
work questions the relation between man, architecture and
the urban space.
Through his installations the artist contrasts social aspects
of urban life to the economic and technological developments that take place in the city.
Inspired by kiosks, shelters or provisory micro space-labs, Ziegler’s func- tional constructions and life-
size architectures are composed
of found and waste material.
His installations are experimental models for precarious living situ- ations: they manifest existential needs and desires within an urban sphere which is dominated by monu- mental buildings and reduced to a means for commercial profit.
Ziegler uses the techniques of collage and assemblage to deal with various topics that concern the social space of the city as
works in the fields of textile art and participative art in Greece, the Netherlands and Germany. She has also held solo or participated in group exhibi- tions in England, Belgium, Sweden and Portugal.
Richards is the inventor of "Stitchathon", a crossover between participative textile art, narra- tive and theater.
As an ephemeral and perishable material, textile is considered an allegory for life and fate in many traditions.
Loukia Richards works with embroi- dery, weaving, sewing, knitting. Their 'pseudo-naivité' serves her as a "Trojan horse" to make state- ments on politics, gender issues, illusion in a subversive way.
Richards deals with the social and economic phenomena of the urban culture and contrasts them to basic human experiences like love, pain, intimacy, loss etc.
FX SCHROEDER & URTE LANGROCK
Fx Schroeder and Urte Langrock are an artist couple since 2011. They both live and work in Hamburg.
Schroeder is a musician, an instal- lation and performance artist. Langrock practises an actress and designer.
Their work uses the human body as a means of performative appropriation of space. The duo experiments with concepts and objects, movements and gestures, rhythmical and melodic sounds of every day life.
The theatralic elements constitute the fundament of an interactive procedure which oscillates between stasis and mobility, staginess and improvisation.
lives and works in Hamburg.
For his paintings and painted carpets, Armbrecht uses ele- mentary, every day use materials which have a haptic quality and appear as "rough".
The artist processes relicts of daily use and objets-trouvés and turns them into the "canvas" for his compositions. His paintings become a fusion of paradoxical motifs and symbols taken out of comics, tales and historical figuration.
Working with a variety of pain- ting, tagging and sticking tech- niques, Armbrecht strips the em- blematic image samples of their original symbolism and "updates" their visual predication.