Noëmi Lakmaier's work explores notions of the ‘Other’ ranging from the physical to the philosophical, the personal to the political. The individual's relationship to its surroundings, identity, and perception of self and other in contemporary society are core interests in her predominantly site-responsive, live and installation-based practice.
Lakmaier's work aims to emphasize and exaggerate the relationship between object, individual and space. Through the use of everyday materials as well as her own body and the bodies of others, she constructs temporary living installations - alternative physical realities - exploring the psychological implications of power, control and insecurity, the drive to belong and succeed as well as feelings of self-doubt and otherness.
She is interested in the presence of the viewer as voyeur and how this presence can act as the catalyst that galvanizes an event and creates a tension and a divide between ‘Them’ – the passive observer - and the ‘Other’ – the objects of their gaze.
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//19.11.2012 - 13.11.2012//
The Observer Effect
Noëmi Lakmaier will be working one of her largest live projects to date in Shape's newest pop-up gallery - 40 Gracechurch Street. Click here to find out more, to sponsor her and to reserve your exclusive Observer Effect edition.
We still need YOUR old shoes! Please donate any old shoes you don't want any more to The Observer Effect - any pair is much appreciated.
The Secret is OUT!
Emergency Exit Arts and Shape in association with Stratford Circus and creative connection invite invite you to an action day about Deaf and disabled artists working outdoors. Click here for more information.
One Morning in May
Map exhibition is now online
The trailer is now online: please watch