- Hannah Edwards
The sculpture ‘Alias’ seems like a strange indefinable creature. It was created for the Orangery Palace Rheda by Miriam Jonas. In forty seconds rhythm the structure made of transparent PVC is filled with air from a blower. Once the fan is turned off, air escapes from the Sculpture and almost breathing, it seems as if it is has come to life.+ Read More
Miriam Jonas refers to the special history of the former Orangery, where exotic plants and animals were grown only a few hundred years ago. They were placed in so-called magical cabinets on display. To Miriam Jonas it is important to include the building, in which she displays her work, in her creative process: ‘The architecture remains dominant, but doesn’t dominate the artwork. So it is also a kind of metaphor for how the passing time changes things, places and their meaning’.
All images © Miriam Jonas