Silke Weißbach is a German multi-media artist that works at the intersection of materiality and technology. She is interested in disclosing analogies between the realities, we navigate, and our representation within through a transdisciplinary material research in the context of an ecological crisis.
Combining practices taken from craft, mysticism, and techno-culture, Weißbach creates volatile and fluid topologies in the form of leaking fluids, disintegrating textures, and ephemeral structures expanding through time, and space in both natural and virtual realms.
Her material investigations places the natural against the synthetic, ranging from vegetables and plants, besides flour, salt, sugar, soap, silk, silicone, plastic, washing powder, fabric softener, wax, water, wine, fire, and glass. She engages with them in a process of transformation using a forms of alchemy to redefine their structural existence and physical identity.
Built upon a desire to redirect deeply inherited opinions and fundamental principles of the realms we live in today, she considers materials as a type of language – a code – containing information of our past, present, and future and the potential to decipher new and stable environment for the malleable, and porous existence we experience today.
Weißbach finished her Master’s in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2020. Recent Exhibition include St. Peter’s Church, Aracena, Spain, RCA2020, Bargehouse, London, Materias Incertas, Cultural Centre de Lagos, Portugal, 50/50, Fold Gallery, London, Homegrown, Hauser and Wirth (online). She currently lives and works in London.