Alina Schmuch

Based on photography and its extension in the medium of film, Alina Schmuch (*1987 in Münster) uses artist's books, video and installation to investigate the interaction between the visual medium and reality. In doing so, she raises the question of what influence the camera has on reality and what realities become visible through it. Photography and film serve her as an investigative medium that enables aesthetic examinations of visual and verbal structures.

In her artist's book Script of Demolition (Spector Books, Leipzig 2014), for example, she presents and arranges the photographic archive of the Fink family of blasters, who have meticulously documented each of the blasts they have carried out over the last 60 years. The blasters use the camera like a measuring apparatus to be able to study the process and the result in detail.

Alina Schmuch studied under Suchan Kinoshita at the Kunstakademie Münster and media art and photography under Armin Linke and Michael Clegg at the HfG in Karlsruhe. Her work has been shown in exhibitions, screenings or lectures at Künstlerhaus Bremen (The Inner Office 2018), ZKM Karlsruhe (2018) and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (2018), among others, and internationally at Schaulager Basel (2020), ICA London (2018) or (together with Forensic Architecture) at the 15th Architecture Biennale (2016). In 2021, she received the 27th Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen and the Young Scene Scholarship of the Kunststiftung NRW.

From January to March 2022, Alina Schmuch is a resident artist in the programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr in Essen.

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A Wandersalon as part of the series Ermüdung und Versorgung, a cooperation between Urbane Künste Ruhr and the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum.