Make Up 1, 2007

Using a variety of cinematographic techniques to combine personal expression and playing a role, individual existence  and cultural postures, Isabell Heimerdinger crafts a compelling inquiry into the nature of acting and authenticity, creating an immediate sense of intimacy with the worlds and characters she in part creates and in part discovers. The artist’s filmic works tell stories without being narrative in a classical sense. Often arranged as installations and accompanied by collages, neon lights and photographs, her practice follows the movements of her life without ever being personal. She is included in such collections as the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, and the Daimler collection in Berlin. She received her MFA from Cal Arts, lives and works in Berlin and Rome, and is represented by the Medhi Chouakri Gallery in Berlin.