Movement, structure, levels and layers in nature and in cities are the main themes of Natascha Küderli's conceptual art. These serve her as allegories for the complexity of man with his body, soul and spirit. They find expression mainly in hand-cut collages of analogue photographs. They are complemented by filmic compositions and texts. Even though it is the totality of all stylistic means that depicts the complexity of the artist's world of thoughts, each element develops its own meaning.

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Munich - Soul of a City

"If the soul of a human being can be healed, why not the soul of a city? For cities were founded, built, expanded and are inhabited by people."

Will, mind, emotions
The senses - hearing
BMW Tower
Place of discomfort II
Place of discomfort I

art project

layers of movement

"The beauty of after-work traffic" is the headline of the Tagesspiegel about the film and the project Berlin - Layers of Movement. With the help of photo collages and the art film, the capital's traffic flows are stitched together into an intoxicating, fascinating portrait of Berlin."

"In her film work, Natascha Küderli composes a coexistence of these levels of movement. In both collage techniques - picture and film - she succeeds in illustrating the uniqueness of superimposition and simultaneity of the traffic of a big city like Berlin. The film vibrates with the rhythm of a cosmopolitan city. The different speeds at which one moves through the days and nights are fascinating and relaxing at the same time and reflect the artist's aesthetic sensibility."

"BERLIN layers of movement vibrates with the rhythm of the metropolis. Not since the legendary silent film classic "Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt" has the seething action on Berlin's rails, streets and waters been shown as fascinatingly as it is here."

east meets west
blink of an eye
On higher paths
Collage with construction cranes

In her three studies, Natascha Küderli examines the shaping forces of nature such as light, wind and water / ice on their surroundings. The abstraction of the resulting forms gives rise to fascinating structures whose lines can be found in the artist's later collages.

Study 1

Light & Space - Hamlet (1997)

For the light-space study, Natascha Küderli selects five scenes from the play "Hamlet" that particularly touch her. Light guided by the architecture is her only tool to express the emotions of the scene. The various rooms become light boxes whose light is analysed and then drawn as an abstraction. This analysis makes the development of situations, the movement and atmosphere of light and shadow in space tangible.

Sketch light study

Study 2

Deformation & Space (1998)

The second study senses the deforming force of wind and water on the sand of dunes and deserts by means of a furniture design. Three types of forces are examined: movement, form and volume. The shape of a dune or a desert indicates the structure of the deformation. The movement gives the direction of the flexibility and the volume influences the distance. The deformation of the model shown results from the force of the body: shape (size), volume (weight) and movement (direction). Just as the wind shapes the dune, the furniture adapts to the body. In both cases it deforms through force.

Movement sketch

Study 3

The In-between Space (1999)

The aim here is to combine the meaning and function of a cinema with the nature and composition of an iceberg - to create a building, a system and a structure. The depth of the iceberg is perceived in the cinema through the development from outside to inside, from open to closed, from light to dark. This constructs the flow of people (movement) and infrastructure (ramps / layers). The space in between is the contrast between open (light) and closed (dark), inside and outside, real and virtual, visible and invisible.

Sketches architectural study