Plantagenstraße 30, 13347 Berlin
Ebensperger presents Laura Gaiser’s first solo exhibition in Berlin. On the ground floor and in the basement of the gallery, a selection of the artist’s video works will be on view, which are created from thousands of individual images using stop-motion technology. In them, light and color merge the different levels of reality into a new, surprising entity. The actors take on different identities with the help of costumes and accessories, and through the use of animal skins and animal parts they transform into zoomorphic beings. The sceneries seem strange and irritating, sometimes even frightening and nightmarish. In her film sequences, the artist visualizes dreams, hopes and fears, she gives human-animal actions and courtship, but also violence and injuries, their own space and their own expression.
Laura Gaiser was born in 1985. From 2010 until 2015 she studied in the class of Toon Verhoef and John Bock at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe and finished as alumnus of John Bock’s masterclass in 2016. She has won the Prize of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe in 2016 and received a scholarship for the Cité internationales des Arts Paris in 2017.
Her work has been shown internationally, most recently at the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe (2021), at Cargo Bar, Basel (2020), at the Cité international des Arts, Paris or at the Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal (2019).