Artist statement

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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//14 MARCH - 03 MAY 2015//
an exhibition curated by Noëmi Lakmaier for mac Birmingham
Preview 12 March 2015 6 - 8 pm
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//12 MARCH 2015//
mac Birmingham 10am - 5pm
Awkward Bastards will challenge and explore the concept of diversity, drawing links and breaking down barriers between different cultures and schools of thought.
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// 9 - 27 MARCH 2015//
SLIPPAGE, The Unstable Nature of Difference
CASC Contemporary Art Space Chester
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//25 MARCH 2015//
Playing with Space
Film Screenings 7 - 9pm
Live Arts Development Agency
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