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How does Claudia Doderer, architect of spaces for contemporary music and ballet, who directed and created stage design for important operas, achieve capturing the early experience of freedom in small formats? There is something touching in her turning away from the power of the cherished scenographic space.Though the base material is still the model board of earlier days, slightly colored, layered in so many different shades of white, what is of interest to Claudia Doderer today is the little, the pure, the contours, the shadow, the cautiously unwieldy, the quiet resistances. See how the white exudes it’s not being at someone’s disposal! But there is also the muffled warmth of a birch veneer, or a sudden red, like a darting flame, a warning. Time and again the unexpected occurs. Something is offset, folded in an unfamiliar way, bent without cause, an outlier to the order. An energy still unknown, something joyfully perturbing announces itself in these objects.

(Extract from a text by Gertrud Leutenegger, 2020)

 

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(25 – 29 January 2021)

 

How does Claudia Doderer, architect of spaces for contemporary music and ballet, who directed and created stage design for important operas, achieve capturing the early experience of freedom in small formats? There is something touching in her turning away from the power of the cherished scenographic space.Though the base material is still the model board of earlier days, slightly colored, layered in so many different shades of white, what is of interest to Claudia Doderer today is the little, the pure, the contours, the shadow, the cautiously unwieldy, the quiet resistances. See how the white exudes it’s not being at someone’s disposal! But there is also the muffled warmth of a birch veneer, or a sudden red, like a darting flame, a warning. Time and again the unexpected occurs. Something is offset, folded in an unfamiliar way, bent without cause, an outlier to the order. An energy still unknown, something joyfully perturbing announces itself in these objects.

(Extract from a text by Gertrud Leutenegger, 2020)

 

artist's profile