Artist statement

Noëmi Lakmaier's work explores notions of the ‘Other’ ranging from the physical to the philosophical, the personal to the political. The individual's relationship to its surroundings, identity, and perception of self and other in contemporary society are core interests in her predominantly site-responsive, live and installation-based practice.

Lakmaier's work aims to emphasise and exaggerate the relationship between object, individual and space. Through the use of everyday materials as well as her own body and the bodies of others, she constructs temporary living installations - alternative physical realities - exploring the psychological implications of power, control and insecurity, the drive to belong and succeed as well as feelings of self-doubt and otherness.

She is interested in the presence of the viewer as voyeur and how this presence can act as the catalyst that galvanizes an event and creates a tension and a divide between ‘Them’ – the passive observer - and the ‘Other’ – the objects of their gaze.

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//07.09.2016 - 09.09.2016//


starting at 12pm GMT

St Leonards Church, Shoreditch High Street,
London, E1 6JN

Cherophobia is a 48-hour durational living installation in which the artist's bound and immobilised body will be lifted by 20,000 helium balloons. It is a one-off live art event in London, also available as a live streaming.

You can watch Cherophobia LIVE online

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