I am interested in the cultural, biographical and neurological patterns and laws by which we perceive and interpret the world. In my work I display them and question whether and how far we are bound to those parameters. I develop symbolic images and installations either extracting these structures or dissolving them.
The techniques vary, but the way of thinking and expressing my thoughts have always the same handwriting, as well as the philosophical content and many references to mythology, history of art, Neurosciences and Natural Sciences.
The video works are constructed and deliberately artificial image sequences between digital painting and video. They are not conform to the cinematic viewing habits. They change slowly, often completely without zoom and cut. In the installations the viewer is interactively involved by a curiosity-inspiring surface between fiction and reality.
The paintings, drawings and objects are developed from a digital basis. Although real objects, being obviously elaborately manufactured, they do not fit in the traditional categories. The 24 noise paintings for example are single paintings. Seen together they become a painted video.
Birthe Blauth examines with strategic clarity human individuality in the tension between established cultural, biographical and neurological parameters. She portrays it as process in video works and multi-part installations which lay open to the observer’s perception selected image sequences that playfully combine fiction with reality. Through subtle variation, she prompts the observer to question his/her perceptions and to think.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Berg, director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, jury of Germany’s BundesGEDOK Kunstpreis 2010
Her conceptual work looks at the individual and explores the contingent relationship between the single and the space. Blauth’s art is extremely meditative and limpid, but close scrutiny lets the viewer grasp the true complexity of its message. Her visual work helps to vary the perception of the difference between fiction and reality, questioning the border between the two. Her art expands and diversifies amongst installation, video, sound, text and performances.
Maurizio Buccquiccio, curator ikonotv, Artist of the Month June 2012