photographer: Angela von Brill
Black nothingness, a glimmer of coloured light at the bottom. A harmonious, atmospheric sound accompanies us through this work. Amorphous shapes rise up unexpectedly, moving through the dark in bold, vibrant colours, only to disappear again in darkness. A work full of power and vitality.
Lydia Hoske has been exploring water and colour in her film work for years. Her latest piece “Essenz” provides the student with a special opportunity to project her artwork onto the fluid and ever-dynamic surface of the water fountain. The piece is specially tailored to this situation. Emanating from a glimmer of coloured light, amorphous, colourful shapes outpour onto the surface of the water. They rise from the dark waters and penetrate the darkness, illustrating the strength and power of water – the basis of all life. The young artist’s fascination of artistically exploring the element of water lies in its duality: “It can be smooth and gentle, but also incredibly strong and powerful. This duality really fascinates me”.
After training to become a photo media laboratory technician, Lydia Hoske (*1987, Germany) started studying at Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) in 2013. She initially studied under Aurelia Mihai, and then changed to “Experimental Film” under Michael Brynntrup. In addition to painting, photography and music, she focuses primarily on moving image. Her work features melancholy and absurdity; experimentation with water and colour, in particular, also play a major role. Chance provides a crucial foundation in her work, which she repeatedly incorporates and then ruptures.