As part of MELD’s Curatorial Selection at ikono.tv’s On Air Festival on Saturday, September 21st between 6-9pm (CET), we are proud to feature Brazilian-German Artist, Janaina Tschäpe.
SELECTION OF WORKS INCLUDE:
The Ocean Within
Since 2003, Tschäpe has created vibrant watercolors that, while nonrepresentational, might infer an underwater world. The dreamlike video Lacrimacorpus (2004) reveals a woman spinning first slowly and then with increasing frenzy until she collapses within an empty hall in the castle of Ettersburg near Weimar. The site is significant for its complex layered history as Goethe’s summer home and for its proximity to Nazi concentration camps.
Janaina Tschäpe is currently collaborating with Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer, and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, Wade Davis, as part of MELD’s 10+10+10=1 Project, currently in development.