Agnes Meyer-Brandis

Agnes Meyer-Brandis, (b. 1973) is exploring the zone between fact and fiction - an artistic research on the quest for a degree of reality within constructions.

Studies in Applied Falling / Hammer and Feather (2012) by Agnes Meyer-Brandis will also be on display in Gallery 1. The point of departure of the project is the exploration of gravity in the tradition of Galileo’s famous theory of free fall. The legendary proof, delivered by the astronaut David Scott on the Apollo15 lunar mission in 1971, serves the artist as a metaphor for the inscrutability of reality and the obscurity of scientific research methods. Agnes Meyer-Brandis sees Scott’s experiment as an artistic directive – herlaboratory re-enactment of the hammer and feather experiment is just one of numerous apparent studies of objects and phenomena that oscillate between falling and floating: fallen stars, space debris, interstellar dust, gravitational interference and meteor craters. The video Hammer and Feather drop, Braunschweig was realized in cooperation with the Institute for Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics (IGEP) of the TU Braunschweig.

Agnes Meyer-Brandis, (b. 1973) is exploring the zone between fact and fiction - an artistic research on the quest for a degree of reality within constructions.

 

In 2003 she founded the Forschungsfloss FFUR / Research Raft for Subterranean Reefology, a constantly transforming meta-installation in the scope of an “Institute for Art and subjective Science”. Based on an artistic experiment in weightlessness conducted in cooperation with the German Space Agency DLR, her work concluded in a series of realisations, such as the cloud generating Inside the Tropospheric Laboratory (2010) and the Moon Goose Colony (since 2011, ongoing). Her recent works take place in the framework of european forestry stations. They are related to tree migration and climate research, concluding in pieces such as Tealemetree Station (2015) in Hyytiälä, Finland, and the start up the Global Teacup Network (2015, ongoing).

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