Lotte Meret Effinger

Lotte Meret Effinger

Lotte Meret Effinger’s practice engages with the western visual regime to disrupt its inner hierarchical and patriarchal order.

Lotte Meret Effinger is a German artist and designer. Her work explores the interferences of distinctions between organic and technological, autonomous and corporative, the individual and the collective. Effinger’s projects and collaborations range from video, publishing, installation, performance to curating and writing.

Recent exhibitions include 10 EMERGING ARTISTS at the Goethe-Institut Toronto (CA) and Videonale.16 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (GER). Her work was presented in different institutions such as Kunsthalle Basel (CH), Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (GER) and at the Arsenale in Venice (IT). Her work has been acquired by Lafayette Anticipation (FR), UVE art collection (GER) and Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt (CH).

Lotte Meret Effinger graduated with a diploma in communication design at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design in 2014 (GER). Since 2017 Effinger is artist-in-residence at the Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (NL).


Installation / Video 2K / Video 09:20 min / Sound 18:00 min / 2014

“Supernature” is an audiovisual analysis of the correlation between patriarchal structures and the media representation of female power. Symbolic figures are artistically reformulated and therefore removed from their historical and ritual context of meaning. By that the artist gives the symbols a new identity to expose mechanisms of patriarchal structures, power and control. The different lengths of the video and audio track played in loop continuously produce ever new and unpredictable constellations which open up a multitude of possible associations.

Surface Glaze

Video 2K / 08:00 min / 2015

The video work ‘Surface Glaze’ captures multiple abstractions of human bodies and transform those with torrents of liquids into unreal creatures. Each frame is composed to raise questions about our concepts of superficiality by deploying extreme technical features as high speed recording and close-ups. These techniques – borrowed from the symbolic language of consumerist culture – are used to expose the cracks in the smooth surface of the canvas for capitalized dreams.