The cat was quiet until morning

Ivonne Dippmann's work is multilayered, full of vibrant energy, experimental and technically precise.

Her new installation is a monumental, rotating machine that dominates the space. A  diptych is set up by two square frames made of steel, both parts are interconnected by bars. This metal frame is covered with colourful woolen threads, evoking a delicate drawing. Radiating from the rotor planes it unfolds itself into the open space where it forms a compact volume, a light and permeable body, which ties together the two counterparts. The construction is slowly rotated by an engine. While moving, the threads overlap, resulting in manifold interferences and op-art patterns. The rotation is controlled by an algorithm that slows it down, stops it, or suddenly changes the direction – the machine seems to have it's own mind.

Trickling metal chips inside the steel bars recall the soft drizzle of rain. It is the sound of an electrostatic field, which erraticly rotates around its axis. Until the moving shadows at the wall and the gently whispering steel unfurl a story. Like the one of the cat that was quiet until morning and at the crack of dawn is ready for the leap.

Text: Christiane Wohlrab


Ivonne Dippmann (*1981) studied at UDK Berlin and Bezalel University of Art and Design, Tel Aviv. Residencies at The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia (2012), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2011), California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2004) und Universidad Pais Vasco, Bilbao (2003). She lives and works in Berlin and Tel Aviv.

Solo shows (selection): Einer flüstert dem Anderen ins Ohr, Gmünder Kunstverein, Schwäbisch Gmünd, 2017  Mehr ist Mehr, CLB Berlin, 2016 Escapes, Revolver Publishing Berlin, 2015Escapes, Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss, 2015 Air, Gesellschaft für junge Kunst, Baden-Baden, 2015

Publications: ESCAPES – Das Verschwinden aus der Landschaft, Revolver Publishing Berlin, 2015 Meine Feindseligkeiten Sind Gerechtfertigt Verteilt, Revolver Publishing Berlin, 2013 Mistfinken, SchwarzHandPresse 2011


Performance 27.4, 19-20h
All the world doesn't spin - around you
Thu, 27 Apr, 18.00h
28 Apr 201728 May 2017

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