Reorganisation – by Miep Adenacker

The focus of Miep Adenacker work is on the inner connection of human beings and nature since the last few years. The artist focuses on the processes of growth and metamorphosis. Especially biomorphic structures such as coral riffs that fascinate and inspire her. The artist considers them as a “constant fountain of inspiration”.

About the presented workpiece:

Dimensions: 45 x 45 x 35 cm
Materials: Ceramic, plaster, pigments, shellac
Created: 2016

With the work “Reorganisation”, Adenacker’s focus is upon the depth of the oceans which are filled with the rubbish of human civilisation. Since deep seas are inaccessible and almost unreachable, we cannot control our actions. Invisible to us is this ticking bomb, which can be blocked out of our consciousness much too easily.
In addition, other works of the artist have as a central theme the confrontation of nature with humankind’s rubbish.

Miep Adenacker says:
“In spite of all the damage that humans cause on earth, in our vanity, idleness and greed, in our addiction to assumed progress and „Wanting to Possess“, a positive energy and the unconditional will to live as well as the joy and the variety remain visible and perceptible for us in the form of nature. If we can “tap into” this energy, it remains the hope and the chance for a fresh start. Art can contribute to this changed perception. Only when we feel our own connection with nature emotionally and when we experience the beauty and the divine in her with humility, only then we will be able to overcome the existing destructive system, which is defined as: „faster, further, higher, more, cheaper“.

The view of the artist is neither scientific nor objective. As she forms with her hands, she is always on the quest for finding access at an emotional and spiritual level.  Miep Adenacker aspires in this manner to reach and touch the ‘Inner depths’ of her art.

She also thinks that not everybody has the opportunity to start big actions. Nevertheless, small changes can have a big influence.
“I would like to support this thought and refer to Joseph Beuys who saw in every person the ability for creation, cooperation and participation.”, explains Adenacker.

Three actions in relation to the Universal Sea

Nowadays, also in the contemporary visual arts, materials such as plastics, Styropor, varnish and synthetic resin are used for granted. She continues saying that recycling certainly has a high value. However, Miep Adenacker demonstrates to have found for her works environment-friendly materials such as plaster, ceramics, stone, paper, pigments and shellac.

In regard to „The universal Sea“, Adenacker would like to present these materials, their application possibilities and their different methods of use. She supports and illustrates this concept with the help of small models and samples of work for practical workshops.

The artist thought about manufacturing tiny little fishes, which will have the size of a keychain. The fish would be made out of environmentally friendly material.
On the surface of those keychains, there will be little slogans about plastics and microplastics in our environment. The slogans would be „No plastics” or „I will avoid plastic waste“ or „The universal sea“.
During the Action, visitors can prettify their own fish to make it unique.
In this way, everyone who is using this keychain keeps the environment’s pollution with plastics in mind every day. The artist hopes that in this manner the message could be spread very fast.

Everyone is part of the environment and can act against plastic waste. To demonstrate it, the artist will bring small fish cut out of paper. On those fish, visitors are supposed to write something they are doing for the environment. This could be small ideas they are already doing or even big ideas for the future. To make everyone aware of how important every small action is, she will put every message up on a big screen.

Miep Adenacker was born in 1965 in El Paso, Texas, USA, but grew up in Germany. She is currently living and working in Rheinbach near Bonn, Germany. From 2012 to 2015, the artist studied sculpture in a private institute the Bildhauerhalle in Bonn, Germany. Since then she regularly participates in exhibitions. Adenacker has also completed different seminars in photography at the Academy of Arts Heimbach in Eifel. She is a member of GEDOK-Bonn and sculpture network.

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