(1992) Nika Schmitt
Sound, light, and mechanically moving materials within the existing confines of interior spaces are all elements capable of exponential repetition. Nika Schmitt uses these to create multi sensory installations, which either fortify or clash with their surrounding environment. The epimythium that is pushed lies on the experience of time as it is analysed through the shutter of human-created measurement and the physical manifestations of time. Furthermore Nika experiments to see how the installations might trigger relational memory and associative thinking processes and/or incorporate the visitor as an active part of the experience itself.
The dualism of a site specific approach and a constant intuitive play is laying the ground for a work which is both: universal and personal at the same time. The fusion of a seemingly deep complex nature and a subtle ‘clin d’oeil’ which frees the way to an emotional comprehension of the subjects essence is the main goal pursued throughout Nika’s artistic practice.