MFA Degree Show HFBK Hamburg (2017)
"Thinking about how and for what purpose bodies are constructed will therefore be just as important as thinking about how and for what purpose bodies are not constructed.“
Butler, Judith: Bodies that matter: on the discursive limits of „sex"
„What might have been is an abstraction / Remaining a perpetual possibility / Only in a world of speculation / What might have been and what has been“
Lana Del Rey: Burnt Norton (Interlude)
A dark violet painted steel line draws the outline of sewing patterns for trouser legs and sleeves (suitable I-IV). They lie, as if forgotten, on the ground or lean against each other. On the walls hang two quilted blankets. Too large (UV-covering (King Size)) and too small (Crawling (confusing what is real)), respectively, for a person to comfortably cover up with. The blankets are a color reminiscent of light, perhaps a little leathery skin and are covered with a spiderweb-like pattern. These are UV-maps, or grids, which are used to construct bodies in digital space.
Laura Franzmann works with two-dimensional plans that map the female body and transfers it into three-dimensional space. They are design guides, manifested guides. Breaking down the body fragments into their simplest forms demythologizes the body. The fragments and parts are related to each other without claiming unity and universality. In the first place, their materiality and form come to the fore. The repetitive body fragments are in the process of continuous materialization, which is the basis of the construction and constitution of the female.
Text by Marija Petrovic
UV-covering (King Size), quilted PE-fabric, 2017
suitable IV, lacquered steel, 2017
Crawling (confusing what is real), quilted PE-fabric, 2017