I‘m interested in the patterns and laws we use to structure our environment and develop our culture. This also includes how natural laws and structures came into being, whether the world could be completely different, and if and which free spaces we have within these structures.
I observe certain patterns, extract them and present them in isolation so that they can be consciously perceived.
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