Claudia Hausfeld: Rumors of Being
Claudia Hausfeld´s first solo exhibition at Hverfisgallerí, Rumors of Being, presents 12 new works in a range of mediums –from carbon transfer print, cyanotypes of cloth, tiled materials, and prints manipulated in the darkroom. She focuses on structures of dwelling and places of being, reconstructing and „fixing“ the spaces in which we belong. In Hausfeld´s practice, she focuses on analogue aspects of the medium and on experimentation with material and surface, resulting in photographic works that often take the form of sculptures.
“It had been a very harried Monday. My colleague does not keep a datebook so I’m never sure what he remembers – it causes a lot of confusion. I was almost out of breath when I sat down at my desk. The wifi was not so good in my apartment and the frame continued to freeze. We decided to switch to the 4G from our cell phones for a more steady connection. I placed my phone with its little finger-holder hook on the screen of my laptop in front of the camera eye that most sensible people cover with a sticker when not in use. There in front of me was suddenly three frames: the cellphone, the laptop, and the window framing the night sky as a backdrop to it all. In my notes, I wrote ‘phone on the Mac in front of the window’ and then I drew a little diagram of it and a little eyeball with long eyelashes.”
– Excerpt from the exhibiton text by Erin Honeycutt.
Claudia Hausfeld, born 1980 in East Berlin, studied photography at the Zürich University of the Arts and visual art at the Iceland Art University. She is primarily working with photography and its relationship to reality and space. Claudia has been a board member of several artist run initiatives in Iceland, Denmark and Switzerland, among them the Living Art Museum in Reykjavík. Additional to her artist practice, Claudia shares the management of the photography workshop of the Iceland Art Academy. She lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.