Research Students 2014

Gina Niederhumer

Through using my personal history and conflicts as the departure points for art making I am very aware of the relies from trauma it can bring. For me art making provides a form of healing. My search to uncover those places where my wounds lie, is often guided by found objects, which act as stepping stones towards some unresolved issue, which I then can look at, understand and mend. By being aware of where my wounds lie, I can honour, interact and make visible those difficult places inside me…by stitching them down. It is all part of trying to make sense of my own life, my emigration, my loss, the resulting conflicting duality and how I can live with that.