(…) creating vitrines like frames for action to happen, lifestyle, the liminal disembodied documented which already happened – functions as a display for the imminent event (…)
For this exhibition, the german artist has produced a new full body of work while living in London throughout the past winter. Framed by his everyday experiences, Klawitter uses TFL to present us with a study of public transport and the levels of intimate interactions in this somewhat void space.
Employing different modes of work including sculpture, video and photography, he creates a holistic experience between representation and documentation. DNA was stolen and got into paint, fabric was bought and disembodied, the pursued got framed and ultimately documented.
His practice uses time-based media with strong correlations to the immaterial and the everyday. Essayistic strategies alternate from socio-economical studies to the mise en abyme of the subject and it’s environment. In enfolding exploration and constant observation of perception, he opens up to the convolution of narrative threads while looking at the specific theatricality of the positioning process of the artist, leading to speech and suspension. Throughout different themes of production, accumulation and documentation he envelopes an environment for works to come.
Maximilian Klawitter (born 1988 Hamburg, Germany) studied at the University of the Arts Berlin and Central Saint Martins College of Art, London and has received his BA in applied film studies from the Film Academy Hamburg. He most recently exhibited at Neu West Berlin and the Palais für Aktuelle Kunst Glückstadt as well as participated in group exhibitions, events and screenings around Europe. Upcoming events include a collaborative exhibition project at Basic Mountain, Edinburgh in june 2017 as well as a publication with Kive.press in Autumn this year.
FieldWorks Gallery offers a public window into the creative activities of the community and provides an environment for experimentation in medium, ranging across installation, performance, video work, painting and sculpture. Connected to a philanthropic artist residency programme the aim is to foster new work from emerging talents, presenting their work exclusively via solo shows. Accessible during the earlier stages where work is being completed and installed, the gallery sets out to expose viewers to the process as well as the outcome, creating a more intimate dialogue between artist and audience.