The Makroscope in Mülheim an der Ruhr is a vibrant site situated downtown: the house for artists and art studios is devised as a sociocultural centre. Members of the Makroscope include the founders of the cassette label Anna Ott and of the Shiny Toys Festival for time-based experimental culture, and also organisers of a comprehensive and diverse programme of concerts, readings, and exhibitions held in rooms on the ground floor, a former hotel lobby. What is more, Makroscope hosts the M.F.F. Museum für Fotokopie (Photocopy Museum), an internationally renowned collection documenting the history of photocopying, including works of Copy Art and numerous photocopiers, that is going to be officially reopenend on the occasion of Ruhr Ding: Schlaf.
For Ruhr Ding: Schlaf, the Welsh artist Angharad Williams as part of the collective The Wig adevelops a work for the Makroscope rooms. Angharad Williams is an artist and writer who, in her poetic and quasi political works, investigates the individual in a capitalist world. Her works of art combine elements that are sculptural, installative, text-based, and performative, taking a distinctive and unsentimental look at the present: “Questions are a burden to others, answers are a prison to oneself,” as is asserted in one of her pieces.
Under the name The Wig Angharad Williams often works collaboratively with the artists Gianmaria Andreetta and Richard Sides. Mostrecently they developed exhibitions at the Bonner Kunstverein and in the exhibition space of MOSTYN in Wales (both in 2022). In 2020, Angharad Williamsspent three months in Essen as a resident of the program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.
Angharad Williams (*Ynys Môn, Wales) lives in Berlin and Wales.