Freedom Dreaming_silk banner, Merel Noorlander, 4D Design ’22

$840.00

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    37.5“ x 24.5“

    Digital color print, silk habotai 5mm, hollow steel rod

    Can we recognize the erotic in all entities? Sensing and sensitizing, the erotic in relation with the environment, as a collective force or identity, a fluid state of mind?

    A journey through water, flowering, and bodily landscape of pleasure and pain meandering through domestic and public spaces. Politicizing erotic energy through non-normative storytelling. Ecologies in which pleasure is not scarce but reveled in and shared.

    Performer: Lyn Hunter

    Video still part of the total installation “Freedom Dreaming”; video installation, soundscape, AI and non-AI generated poetry. Currently exhibited at the Graduation Degree Show May 2022 at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

    Silk banner comes with hardware

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    Item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Local pickup available. Shipping available for an additional fee. Contact aweisbrod@cranbrook.edu for a custom shipping quote.

    I am currently graduating from the 4D Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art (MI).

    My work navigates the space between technology, social design, and performance, where I create non-normative stories within a wide variety of bodily perspectives.

    On the one hand, there are innovative kinetic installations and (video) performances that interweave sexuality and contemporary objects, set in both public and private domains.

    I transform varied materials (paper, fiber, metals, silicone) into objects that are capable of contracting, expanding, glowing, or twisting by way of hands, motors, and timers. Multilayered installations manifest in a contemporary unfolded universe, with pleated patterns and transforming structures, electroformed objects, sand casts, video projections, soundscapes, AI and non-AI generated poetry.

    I develop social design and interrogate inner forces and artistic implications, renewing online dependency, identity, access, and common language, both physical and digital, in the service of the future of touch, attunement, and being at-home together.

    On the other hand, I develop social design and interrogate inner forces and artistic implications, renewing online dependency, identity, access, and common language, both physical and digital, in the service of the future of touch, attunement, and being at home together.
    The mission within these two primary areas is to exchange ideas on fluid spaces, transposed into a shared visual language.

    Looking at the public area as various physical and digital sex positive spaces, what are the different vernaculars, gestures, scents, sounds and colors that we use to communicate with one other? How do these define, evolve, intersect, and influence on a personal and cultural level in the public realm, digital space, and physical tools that we use?

    Background info: Merel Noorlander received a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), growing up in Amsterdam’s Red-Light District amongst self-chosen queer family, captain of their boat. Prefers coffee in trees, challenging gravity.

    www.merelnoorlander.com

    IG: @merelnoorlander_studio