Hilde Retzlaff


1 Sep - 12 Oct 2017

Hilde Retzlaff (Sweden)


Berlin project

I rework found material and objects according to artistic methods related to metaphysical and lingustic ideas. Hermetic tradition and alchemy, with its processing and refining of material, has been a conceptual foundation for my methodology. Amongst the ideas that originate from lingustics, Deconstruction and Structuralism above all have informed my work.

A lingustic approach can be seen in several of my works, such as the Logogram series. A technique I keep coming back to is Cut-ups – a collagetechnique mainly used in text and film, developed by Bryan Gysin and William Burroughs. This technique encompasses all the mentioned concepts and methods.

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