Traces AIR Antwerpen

Merle Vorwald

Jul 2018 to Sep 2018
1980 woont en werkt in Berlijn

Merle Vorwarld is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen as initiator and member of artist collective ENCORE.

In her artistic practice Merle Vorwarld explores how to undo the reality of materials and letting prefabricated textures, props and colors define political, social and complex internal structures. Combined with the assumption that fiction is a status of intensity to comprehend reality, it brought her to set design for film and video installations. Besides her film related art practice, Merle Vorwarld is member of ENCORE, within its settings she creates installations based on various forms of electronic hardcore music, exploring motivations and aesthetics, as well as immanent strategies of handling fear. Merle Vorwald’s artistic practice is always based on collaboration.

Merle Vorwarld created designs for the following films (a selection): Golden 20s (working title), Sophie Kluge, Amerikafilm +BerghausWöbke; untitled, Lotte Meret Effinger, 2018; White City, Dani Gal, Pong Film, 2018; Uchronia, Azin Feizabadi, Amerikafilm, 2017; Selbstkritik eines bourgoisen Hundes, Julian Radlmaier, Faktura Film, 2017; Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen, Max Linz, Amerikafilm, 2014. Her works were also shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): ENCORE at Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag, 2016; ENCORE, Art Rotterdam, 2017; ENCORE, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, 2018.