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Holly Zausner
updated: 07/27/2009
website: www.hollyzausner.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Skywriting Scene
Skywriting Scene
Skywriting Scene
Skywriting Scene
Skywriting Scene
Skywriting Scene
Sound 2
Sound 2 detail
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Kiez 2
Kiez 2 detail
Explosion 3
Explosion 3 detail
Explosion
Camoflage
 
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Skywriting Scene by Holly Zausner
Skywriting Scene
Digital C-Print
2007
16 " x  20 " 
Skywriting Scene by Holly Zausner
Skywriting Scene
Digital C-Print
2007
16 " x  20 " 
Skywriting Scene by Holly Zausner
Skywriting Scene
Digital C-Print
2007
16 " x  20 " 
Skywriting Scene by Holly Zausner
Skywriting Scene
Digital C-Print
2007
16 " x  20 " 
Skywriting Scene by Holly Zausner
Skywriting Scene
Digital C-Print
2007
16 " x  20 " 
Skywriting Scene by Holly Zausner
Skywriting Scene
Digital C-Print
2007
16 " x  20 " 
Sound 2 by Holly Zausner
Sound 2
Collage Photographs
2009
40" x  60" 
Sound 2 detail  by Holly Zausner
Sound 2 detail
Collage Photographs
2009
15/16" x  1 3/16" 
Language by Holly Zausner
Language
Photography Collage
2008
40 " x  60 " 
Kiez 2 by Holly Zausner
Kiez 2
Rag paper collage
2009
40 " x  60" 
Kiez 2 detail  by Holly Zausner
Kiez 2 detail
Rag paper collage
2009
15/16" x  1 3/16" 
Explosion 3 by Holly Zausner
Explosion 3
Collage Photographs
2009
40 " x  60" 
Explosion 3 detail by Holly Zausner
Explosion 3 detail
Collage Photographs
2009
15/16" x  1 3/16" 
Explosion by Holly Zausner
Explosion
Photography Collage
2008
40" x  60" 
Camoflage by Holly Zausner
Camoflage
Photography Collage
2008
40" x  60" 

Artist Statement

Holly Zausner’s work is about transformation through mediums both literal and metaphorical. For this body of work she has transformed “Unseen”, a super 16 mm film made in 2007, which was shown at the Bode-Museum, into a series of black, white and colored collages. The film starts with the skywriting scene, with a plane drawing the letters of the title of the film in the sky. As the plane wrote each letter, the one before would disappear. This made the meaning of the title Unseen synonymous with how it's made. In “Unseen” Zausner combines both aspects, documenting contemporary moments in the city as well as showing her personal view and relationship she has with places. Because they are always interconnected the public and private domain are constantly wrestling with each other and so do the mediums. With her collages, Holly Zausner allows us to step back and have an overview, while at the same time makes it possible to get lost in the details.Each mounting board is 40 x 60 inches large and consists of 1824 small stills from the film, that are 1 3/16x 15/16 inches. Each image is hand cut and laid down with double foam stick tape emphasizing the handmade (personal) quality of the pieces but also increasing their visual energy. The repetition of the images creates ideas about mark making connected to drawing. In the film, the original images were in bright colors but transformed in the collages into variations of black and white and washed out colors to create ideas about drawing. With each collage Zausner recreates another version of an individual scene from the film (or a combination of scenes) in another medium. She re-edits the film and redefines a new structure, which enables a new way of looking at the source material. While the complexity of the details are juxtaposed by the abstraction that forms when looking at the work from a distance, the repetition of the small film stills within the bigger structure refer to ideas about film, as well as drawing.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Film Drawings, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

2007 Unseen, Bode-Museum, Berlin, Germany

2007 Unseen, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

2005 Second Breath, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Second Breath, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

2003 The beginning…, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany

The beginning…, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

The new beginning, Kunstverein Goettingen im Kuenstlerhaus, Germany

2002 G- Woman/ G-Man, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

2001 G-Woman, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

1999 Galerie Wohnmaschine, Sculpture Statement Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Jesus died for somebodys sins, but not mine, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

1998 Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

1997 More Lost Illusions, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

1996 Blue Angel, Galerie Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 TEMPO, TEMPO!, Das Phänomen der Geschwindigkeit im Film, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany

2007 Agitation and Repose, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY, NY

2005 Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

2004 Film Program, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

2003 Himmelschwer, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria and Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

2001 Once, Then Something, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

Performances

2004 Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odensee, Denmark

Goettinger Kunstverein, Goettingen, Germany

2002 G- Woman/ G-Man, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany 

Awards

2006 DAAD film grant, Berlin, Germany

1993 Artist’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, Sculpture            

Catalogs 

Johnson, Kaytie. Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing. Greencastle, IN. DePauw University, 2005

Rubinstein, Raphael.  Holly Zausner.  Berlin, Germany:  Galerie Wohnmaschine, 1996.

Russ, Sabine, ”Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine” Berlin, Germany,

Stemmrich, Gregor. Unseen. Bode-Museum, 2007