Yuki Jungesblut is an artist working with various forms of narrative investigation, photography, installation and film. She seeks out potentialities and instances of overlap between imagination, fiction and reality, often exploring underdetermined states and liminality in general. Observations, shifts and translations interplay in many of her multi-layered projects constructing and communicating spaces of thought and reflection around specific subjects like waiting or ennui. Another element in Jungesblut’s work is the exploration of emotional territories tied to collective and individual memory.
She combines her multiple interests in what she calls freestyle research, mediating between aesthetic play, the pursuit of myth and fiction and a critical analysis of societal constellations.
The artist’s most recent work is the artist book Kirin Quest – based on a project that playfully investigates the cultural interconnections of the countries bordering the East China Sea. In this project – that via text and photography looks at various instances of myths, nature, culture and travel – Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark serves as a travel companion and guidebook.
Yuki Jungesblut studied natural sciences and social psychology at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics. Subsequently she studied visual communication/filmmaking at Kunsthochschule Kassel.
From Oct—Dec 2021, Yuki Jungesblut is a resident at the KunstVereineRuhr.