I recently graduated from UCA Farnham with an MA  in Jewellery.

 

My inspiration for my work comes from the early symptoms of Macular Degeneration. People with this sight deficiency can experience warped lines and movement, like an optical illusion.

I have researched optical illusions, op art and artists like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely. Looking at the physical reactions of the body when confused by a visual distorted message has clarified to me that I needed to create experiences that involve both the body and mind of the spectator.

The outcomes are fully immersive installations made from metal and glass.

I fill the space in between, and with that the viewer becomes a participator.

Manuela Kagerbauer © 2019