A Norwegian island called Loneliness, 37 km off the coast of Greenland.
A song, playing silently in the middle of the night in a large city.
A copper coin, slowly oxidizing at the bottom of a river.
In her work, Miriam Sentler is constantly in search of moments by following her intuition. She finds them by traveling physically, as well as mentally. The starting point of Sentlers work is often a subtle moment, that lingers in her mind because it evoked a kind of memory, association or desire. The influence people have on their surroundings and the world, in general, fascinates her. In her work, she examines the world in its entirety, by collecting and referring to personal experiences. She is not using a certain medium but researches the elements she brings from her travels in a broad and elaborate way, in which she drifts between the role of the explorer and the ‘bricoleur’ (Lévi-Strauss, 1962). During the research in her studio, she creates new contexts which are open to the public at a very early stage, making it possible for others to take part in the projects. By doing this, the work loses his strictly autobiographical nature and connects to other histories and associations. Miriam tries to reconstruct or reinvent the moments she finds interesting by making them tangible, an experience.
Miriam (born 1994 in Stolberg, Germany) recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL) and is currently living in London (UK). She is planning to start a master in 2018.