Gletscherbachfloß (Glacial-river-raft)
Helen Mirra
Jan. 30 until Apr. 17, 2021
Presented by Meyer Riegger in Karlsruhe

In Helen Mirra's artworks various media convene: textile, language, film and sound have participated in a conceptual meeting with classical genres such as sculpture, painting and drawing. Mirra has developed a reduced language of images and objects, accompanied by an abstract linking to our/her surroundings. She also creates references to a reality which lies outside of the work, reconstructing movement through time and space.

Gletscherbachfloß (Glacial-river-raft) is a summary of works from the past twenty-three years by Mirra that relate to water. Not only as a fluid or frozen element but also as a socio-poetic statement.

“I love weather. I live in the weather. I don't try to change it - and of course it changes. I don't try to get away from it. I pay attention to it. I respect it. One could also say, I am weather. That sounds more strange, but it resolves the need to explain the relationship. I don't think the works demand attention simply by their presence. They can be attended to, or they can be ignored. Somebody who is shouting demands attention, and it is difficult to ignore them, especially if they are nearby. Somebody who is speaking at a normal volume, you can either listen to them, or not. This is my interest anyway - to not-demand.“

(Mirra, Helen. in: „This is my interest anyway - to not-demand.“, interview with Zoë Dankert, Metropolis M, September 8, 2017.)

This exhibition is currently on view at Meyer Riegger in Karlsruhe (Klauprechtstr. 22). For more information about the works on view, please contact info@meyer-riegger.de

  1. Helen Mirra
    Map of 1°S 127°W, 2000
    ink on paper 70 x 90 cm
    Photo: © Lukas Giesler
Detail
  1. Helen Mirra
    Map of parallel 81° N at a scale of one foot to one degree, 2002
    16 mm print
    color, silent, 11 minutes
    watercolor on acetate
    360'
  1. Helen Mirra
    Gletscher, 2021
    wall painting
    Ed. of 3
    Photo: © Lukas Giesler
  1. Helen Mirra
    Aprilo, 2020
    linen, wool, silk
    69 x 30 x 1 cm
    Photo: © Matthias Lindner, Berlin
  1. Helen Mirra
    81° N, 2002
    16 mm film
    11:00 min
    Ed. of 3, no. 2/3
Helen Mirra
Along, Below, 1999
vinyl record in handprinted cover
28 x 28 cm
Photo: © Lukas Giesler
One minute of Helen Mirras' LP "ALONG BELOW"
Lyrics available here
  1. Helen Mirra
    Portable Deck, 1998
    corduroy, wool
    300 x 300 cm
    Photo: © Lukas Giesler
Detail
Helen Mirra
59°S Parallel at a scale of one inch to one degree longitude, 2000
watercolour on cotton
16 mm x 360 inch

87°S Parallel at a scale of one inch to one degree longitude, 2000 watercolour on cotton
16 mm x 360 inch
Helen Mirra
59°S Parallel at a scale of one inch to one degree longitude, 2000
watercolour on cotton
16 mm x 360 inch

87°S Parallel at a scale of one inch to one degree longitude, 2000
watercolour on cotton
16 mm x 360 inch
  1. Helen Mirra
    Augŭsto, 2019
    linen
    63,5 x 32 x 1 cm
    Photo: © Matthias Lindner, Berlin
  1. Helen Mirra
    Herringfleet, 2004
    ink on cotton
    16 mm x 90 cm
    Photo: © Lukas Giesler

Detail
Detail
  1. Helen Mirra
    Herringfleet, 2004
    ink on cotton
    16 mm x 90 cm
    Photo: © Lukas Giesler