Miriam Hamann (Austria) lives and works in Vienna and Berlin. Focusing on installations which deal with space, her work is the result of an investigation into scientific and technological phenomena and the sculptural presence of everyday objects. Herewith the immaterial plays an important role as well. She uses sound and light as an immaterial “fabric” that is uncoupled from its environment and original function to become a building block for the creation of new architectures and spatial perceptions.
Miriam Hamann has taken part in several artist residencies and her work was exhibited in international group exhibitions as well as in various solo exhibitions including MUSA Startgalerie in Vienna, Austria and Titanik Gallery in Turku, Finland.
Project for EC1 24H CPH
Time seems to be a constant, eternal and absolute matter and at the same time a floating, fragile and failing one. In their exhibition Bärbel Praun and Miriam Hamann deal with the abstract component of time, its measurability and arbitrariness. They wish to understand time as an indefinite continued progress in their works as well as to grasp an unimaginable, though definite period of time.
In an everlasting performative act Bärbel Praun will build sculptures out of found objects and garbage, each one of them within a limited timeframe, lasting temporary and in a transformative process. Coincidences and failure will be included and welcomed. Exhibited photographs will be evidences, documenting this short moment of balance and fragility within the built sculptures. Alongside to this performative approach, Miriam Hamann’s works refer to representation and measurability of time. In a sound installation she includes the dependence of some clocks on the electrical network frequency whereas in her second work she investigates the precisely defined SI second as well as the leap second used for the synchronization of coordinated world time and solar time.