Biba Fibiger

untitled
2016-2017
ceramic, glaze
50cm
untitled
2017
oil on paper
20x25cm
untitled (false wings true veils)
2016
assamblage
40x50
untitled
2017
collage
40x30cm
untitled
2017
collage
20x30cm

My work expresses the body’s relation to the semiotics of our contemporary culture. A relation which includes a subjectification of objects and, in reverse, an objectiofication of subjects. I regard my praxis as a feminist investigation. An investigation into how our identity is shaped and (mis)understood through the language of our manufactured products.

I mix readymade and made objects, signs or clichés. I see it, I grab it, I use it. The material moulds to my actions. Traces of my touch on the surface make the process of creation cling to it, leaving a highly personal expression directly in contrast to the industrial traces. The works are sculptural combinatorics of sign, signifier, action and body. The combinations create a visual narration that I describe as emotional formalism.

I use everyday synthetic and industrial material: UV, porn, Nike, concrete, etc., and mix them with classical high art materials: ceramics, bronze, and marble. Around me, I see ads, porn, architecture and design, made by us and for us. I see them function as behavioural models to which we repel, mould, match, mimic or mirror ourselves. This act I regard as a domestication of our bodies.

The content of my work is about the body’s emotional reaction and instable transformation towards such domestication of our culture. I ask the question wether a true, inner emotional origin is available but has lost itself in an endless reading of semiotic machinery. My work carries meaning by showing, in a humorous way, how the emotional body transforms and mutates itself in accordance to industrial images.

 

ceramic, nike, sculpture, biba fibiger

ceramic, nike, sculpture, biba fibiger

assamblage, collage

assamblage, collage

collage, painting,2017

collage, painting,2017

ceramic, nike, sculpture, biba fibiger

ceramic, nike, sculpture, biba fibiger

untitled
2016-2017
ceramic, glaze
50cm
untitled
2017
oil on paper
20x25cm
untitled (false wings true veils)
2016
assamblage
40x50
untitled
2017
collage
40x30cm
untitled
2017
collage
20x30cm