‘Tiled’ is a body of works that plays with time and the perception of it; a moment gets expanded and split up, unfolded and tiled back together. The c-prints capture the process of the making of a painting on objects. They all have slightly different outcomes, by overlaying different fragments of the same event on multiple negatives. Each of these negatives offers a different view on the same event in time and thereby visualizes different ways of looking at one moment in time. The split moments are then brought together to form one bigger image; the final work is both fragmented and forming a whole. This body of works playfully refers to quantum mechanics ‘Many-Worlds Interpretation’ and ‘Parallel Universes’.
‘Fields on a Line’ is a 16 mm film conceived for Katja Mater’s solo exhibition at Kiosk, Gent (2014-1015). The camera captures the process of the painting of the walls and floors of the exhibition rooms. The camera does not merely document the process: a new image is built on the 16 mm film revealing something that is not visible to the human eyes. The work is a residue of a performative act and moves in and out the flatness of the image and the three-dimensionality of space.
Katja Mater (1979, the Netherlands) lives and works between Amsterdam and Brussels. Her previous exhibitions include institutions such as Kiosk, Gent (2015-2014), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2014), FOAM – Photography Museum, Amsterdam (2014, 2011, 2009, 2008), Marres, Maastricht (2013), Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2013, 2011), Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch (2013), La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2012), De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2012), Temporary Gallery, Koln (2012), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2011), Nest, Den Hague (2011), Dutch Photography Museum, Rotterdam (2009), Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2007). She participated in the Wiels Residency Program (2014) and previously attended the Ateliers (2003-2005).
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