A crystal geometry
, 2014. Glass, stainless steel, acetate, 35x25x30cm.
Michaela Nettell works across moving image, photography and installation exploring the potential of projection and collage techniques to affect relations of space, optics and memory. Her current body of work is inspired by Cedric Price's visionary design for the Snowdon Aviary at London Zoo. Glass sculpture, Super8 film, photographic prints and collages deconstruct and reconfigure the aviary's tetrahedral structure, playing with shape and form in a way that confuses and conflates real and imagined space. The framing of landscape by/within man-made geometries, relationships between photographic (2D) and physical (3D) space; and visual and poetic associations between Modernist architectures and their surroundings are ongoing concerns in her practice.
Michaela Nettell studied Animation at Norwich School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited in galleries throughout Europe and the US including: The Tank (New York); Kunstzentrum Z33 (Hasselt, Belgium); Gimpel Fils (London) and MyOwnGallery (Milan). International festival screenings include: Australian International Experimental Film Festival (Melbourne); Tulca Festival of Visual Arts (Galway, Ireland); Videomedeja (Novi Sad, Serbia); and Optica (Córdoba/Paris/Buenos Aires). Recent UK projects include: 'No-one Lives in the Real World', Standpoint Gallery, London; 'The Starry Messenger: 7 Artist Filmmakers', Derry Void, N. Ireland; Open LAB residency at the Barbican Pit Theatre; and Artsadmin/Town Hall Hotel Commissions.
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