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Linda Franke's work engages with the constants of human life by staging situations in which our daily routines are being transformed into absurd Tableaux Vivants. Found materials, elaborately produced props, 3D animations and soundtracks, create a cinematographic set that serves as the environment for her performers and the resulting video.
Her collaboration of hyper-artificial settings, exaggerated, sound effects, and comedic ironies create scenes that never truly resolve, yet reveal tragic qualities and insights on the limitations of human faculties. By using props and actors in unusual ways, Franke changes the narrative of objects and considers degrees of human limitation. On an interpersonal level, she recognizes linguistic restraints – how meaning is, more often than not, lost in translation.
LINDA FRANKE, born in Dresden, Germany, is a graduate of Universität der Künste Berlin, Chelsea School of Art and Design London, and Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Franke lives and works in Los Angeles since 2017.
Her work has been shown at Georg Kolbe Museum, Schaulager Barbara Thumm, Galerie Eva Bracke, and Westgermany in Berlin; W139, Amsterdam; Simultanhalle Cologne; Art Cologne; Film Festival, Sao Paulo; Galapagos Art Space, New York; Moscow International Film Festival; CCA, Glasgow; Jiksiten Gallery, Nogoya, Japan; Myymäla, Helsinki; Soma Mexico City & Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico, Femmebit, Irrational Exhibits, Navel, PAM and Mars Gallery L.A., US.