Angelika Ann Kammerer
Through painting, sculpture and sculptural installations, Ann explores social conflicts between cultural regulation and social morality. The works stimulate the viewer to new thoughts and question their own perceptions, perspectives and assumptions. With her playful installations, Ann goes even further as they not only involve the viewer as a passive witness, but also place them interactively in the role of perpetrator or victim.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN), in a series of 80 x 80 cm acrylic paintings.
80 x 80 cm acrylic paintings.
"The execution and use of materials in my work is calculated. I often look for ways of the unexpected and like to provoke. It is precisely the playful approach in many of my works that develops a strength through its twist, as it captures the viewer in a childlike
joy. Of course, I have no illusions that my art will radically change the world, but I have experienced the powerful changes it can make in an individual. Only a new perspective can change a person's perception. Art is a powerful catalyst for
how we share our thoughts and ideas. It has the ability to re-evaluate one's own thoughts, to open up new perspectives and to adopt opposing ideas."
Ann's sculptural installations appear to be playful and manipulative.
In the form of classic board games, I explore social conflicts in the tension between cultural rules and social moral concepts. Her work examines the underlying structures of corruption, manipulation, abuse, neglect and oppression. Ann uses the logic and dramaturgy of games to emotionally involve and challenge the viewer to become aware of their own values. Her objects can be experienced both through display and interactively through play. A social criticism arises in the works, as if everything was just part of a larger game strategy.
Member of the Norra Öland art round.