Sibylle Eimermacher

The Meandering Eye
Sibylle Eimermacher

This was a body of work shown by the artists in GroundWork Upstairs from 11 March – 1 July 2017

 A detail from Sibylle Eimermacher,  The Meandering Eye  showing a close-up view of the coastal stone of Kökar
A detail from Sibylle Eimermacher, The Meandering Eye showing a close-up view of the coastal stone of Kökar

The Meandering Eye is film recorded on Kökar, an island in the very east of the Åland archipelago. Here the artist stayed in residence for summer 2015 at The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence in Kökar, which was created in 1977 to give opportunities for artists to find inspiration from nature and develop new work.

The shoreline of the island is made of Gneiss, a metamorphic rock, typically coarse-grained and consisting mainly of feldspar, quartz, and mica. Sibylle became completely transfixed by its remarkable surfaces and in her film the stone appears like a painting as she dwells on it in exquisite and sharp detail, revealing every variation of colour and texture. www.sibsite.eu

Stone_Foldings

Above: Sibylle’s series of photographs, ‘Stone Foldings’ on show at GroundWork Upstairs in 2017. Below: details from work developing in her studio in 2017, after the exhibition. https://www.sibsite.eu

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