Intervjuer del 15: Presentasjon av deltagere på Østlandsutstillingen 2015 – Reinhardt og Riek

[fbshare type=»button» width=»100″] The artists presented today, Sabine Rieck and Claudia Reinhardt, are both German in their origin. Reinhardt is living in Oslo and Berlin while Rieck is living in Strande in Schleswig-Holstein. 

Claudia Reinhardt

Claudia Reinhardt: Petra Kelly and Gert Bastian, 2012-2014
Claudia Reinhardt: Petra Kelly and Gert Bastian, 2012-2014

Digital print
From the series DØDSPAR, Liebespaare 2012 – 2014
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DØDSPAR, Liebespaare deals with people in a most extreme situation. They decided to end their lives together with their partner, their loved ones. The reasons to commit suicide are all individual and complex.

Petra Kelly (the founder of the Green Party in Germany) and Gert Bastian is a tragic example of despair. According to Petra Kellys friends, Kellys relationship to her partner Gert Bastian was very dependent. While these friendship bases faded, she became isolated and depressed. What exactly happed and why Gert Bastian killed Kelly and himself that night has not been proven. I imagine these situations are a state of emptiness with the absence of love.


Sabine Rieck

Riek 1 writer´s letter

Riek 2 reader´s letter













 Writer ́s letter, Reader ́s letter

There is no “one” correct meaning of a text. The reader searches for the text`s identity within the character of the writer, in relation to himself.

«Writer’s letter», «reader’s letter» – the feeling becomes a thought, the thought becomes a word, the words form themselves into graphical signs – written that way, understood that way.

The reader gives the text a new identity.

The observer of my work again is a “reader”. He doesn’t find any known character in the graphics that could guide his searching for meaning.

That way each reader fills the letters with a personal statement.