Birte Horn

Papercut 15 . 2019


I perceive the things I represent; everything is actually already there. It’s just that reality is so fast and changeable that I find it impossible to hold on to a holistic perception of reality. So, in my work, I focus on the principle of deconstruction and construction.
When I reflect, this principle is much more comprehensive for me and not only immanent to the work.
I extract, fragment, and assemble – in thought, with the eyes, the hands, language. We could talk about theories of perception at this point. There are no self-contained systems in reality, there are only parts and composite partial realities, and these are neither universally valid nor stable.
Birte Horn