Previous AA2A Artist

Manuela Kagerbauer

Year:
2019-20
Location:
Reading
Influences:
Optical Illusion, Macular degeneration, geometrical repeat patterns, Bridget Riley. Escher
Email:
info@ManuelaKagerbauer.co.uk
Social link:
Project summary:

I am continuing to explore optical illusions in installations using technical materials, by building upon my previous artwork. These are inspired by the visual distortions that are a symptom of Macular Degeneration.

Access to the outstanding facilities and the thriving intellectual life at Bucks New University would be invaluable to develop my interactive installations and the underlying concepts.
Using the computer suite as well as digital technologies will enable me to continue with my pattern research and model making interdisciplinary art practice.
The residency will give me the opportunity to research, experiment, and expand on my existing metalwork techniques with a variety of metals. I am particularly interested in learning the techniques of arc, MIG and oxyacetylene welding, braising and forging offered in your metal workshop. Currently my metal work requires little heat due to restrictions in my studio, but with the tools available during the residency I plan to create bigger more sculptural artworks continuing with the theme of my concept. At the same time I will continue working on kiln forming recycled glass with metal inclusions in my own studio, finally marrying metal and glass together, creating an immersive, visually stimulating design.

I intend to work at the University 3 days a week and will be available to students during this time. I would love to use my own experiences post-graduation to help students and the University to create external links to the local community, businesses and galleries, and provide guidance on self-promotion through tutorials as well as supporting staff during busy times.
Additionally, I would like to organise an exhibition halfway through my residency with participating students, showing processes and materials of current work.

I am very passionate about art in general and material experimentation and I look forward in exchanging ideas with students and staff.

I am continuing to explore optical illusions in installations using technical materials, by building upon my previous artwork. These are inspired by the visual distortions that are a symptom of Macular Degeneration.

Access to the outstanding facilities and the thriving intellectual life at Bucks New University would be invaluable to develop my interactive installations and the underlying concepts.
Using the computer suite as well as digital technologies will enable me to continue with my pattern research and model making interdisciplinary art practice.
The residency will give me the opportunity to research, experiment, and expand on my existing metalwork techniques with a variety of metals. I am particularly interested in learning the techniques of arc, MIG and oxyacetylene welding, braising and forging offered in your metal workshop. Currently my metal work requires little heat due to restrictions in my studio, but with the tools available during the residency I plan to create bigger more sculptural artworks continuing with the theme of my concept. At the same time I will continue working on kiln forming recycled glass with metal inclusions in my own studio, finally marrying metal and glass together, creating an immersive, visually stimulating design.

I intend to work at the University 3 days a week and will be available to students during this time. I would love to use my own experiences post-graduation to help students and the University to create external links to the local community, businesses and galleries, and provide guidance on self-promotion through tutorials as well as supporting staff during busy times.
Additionally, I would like to organise an exhibition halfway through my residency with participating students, showing processes and materials of current work.

I am very passionate about art in general and material experimentation and I look forward in exchanging ideas with students and staff.

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