I understand my practice as thinking through doing, a research on how we are dealing with what is material, and what is non-human. I am concerned with  where the distinction between nature and culture has taken us.

My practice spans sculpture, drawing and writing, its outcomes are uncannily present, alive and still. The materiality of my works tends to be hard to pin down and has a decidedly tactile quality. I like to explore old techniques and invent new ones, while combining ancient and modern, synthetic, materials. Observing the destructive effects of the western cosmology based on human exceptionalism, I lately focus on the supremacy of the animal.


Anka Helfert

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