VITRINE London | Basel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in London and Zurich
Nicole Bachmann works across video, text, sound, installation and performance, to investigate the wider socio-political impact of how meaning is made and who has access to making it.
Her practice is grounded in writing which serves as initial material for her performances and sculptures reflecting her interest in utterance and performative text. Its circular movement from text, to audio, to sculpture and then to performance interests the artist as it highlights the relationship between poetry, voice, and the body.
Largely based on feminist and emancipatory thought, Bachmann’s work thinks of the body as a place where meaning and knowledge are produced using voice and movement, to form an “embodied vocabulary” that creates narratives and stories away from dominant world concepts and beliefs. In becoming other-too, Bachmann questions the structures of social norms and inequalities through her own and others’ bodies and voices. This is inspired by Rosi Braidotti’s concept of how people as subjects are embodied and embedded in the world we are sharing through relational affectivities.
Bachmann’s predominantly collaborative practice reflects this subversion, evoking a sense of togetherness and reciprocity to search for meaning away from the prescribed set of definitions. Activating the individual as well as the group, Bachmann questions how to become bodies of social and political change.
Working in mediums which are still underrepresented within the art market because of their non-physical, temporal aspects, Bachmann again wants to interrupt tendencies inherent to a system. (courtesy of Vitrine gallery)