distorting the human contour through costume based performance and photography
Welcome to the website of Mette Sterre
"THE PURPOSE OF A MYTHIC NARRATIVE IS TO MAKE THE WORLD INTELLIGIBLE, USING MAGICAL MEANS TO RESOLVE THE CONTRADICTIONS OF LIFE. “ - ANTHROPOLOGIST CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS
METTE STERRE IS A LONDON/ROTTERDAM BASED VISUAL ARTIST MAINLY FOCUSSING ON SCULPTURAL COSTUME BASED PERFORMANCES AND LENS BASED MEDIA. HER WORK DEALS WITH THE GROTESQUE; THE WORLD OF TOPSY-TURVY, THE UNCANNY AND THE PARADOX. SHE'S INSPIRED BY FIBONACCI NUMBERS IN NATURE, SOCIOLOGY AND HORROR MOVIES.
HER CURRENT RESEARCH IS THAT OF THE META-BODY, PROPOSING A NEW PHYSIQUE AND BODY LANGUAGE FOR THE NON-HUMAN BODY. LIKE A DOKTOR FRANKENSTEIN SHE SEWS BODY PARTS TOGETHER, CREATING NEW FORMS OF LIVING BEINGS. With these "body masks" She's BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ANIMATE AND INANIMATE, GENDER, NATURE AND ARTIFICE, OBJECT AND SUBJECT.
SHE IS A RECENT MA GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS. METTE STERRE WORKS INTERNATIONALLY AND HAS EXHIBITED AND PERFORMED IN THE WATERMILL CENTER IN NEW YORK, THE PLATFORM THEATRE IN LONDON, THE TRIENALE MUSEUM IN MILAN, AND ART ROTTERDAM. She has worked with Robert wilson, dimitris papaioannou, dora garcia, marvin gaye chetwynd, christopher knowles, maria pask, andrey bartanev and getinthebackofthevan.
+ 4th of june till end of august ibb exhibition Kunsthal Rotterdam (NL)
+ 17TH OF JUNE - 30TH OF AUGUST BOW OPEN, NUNNERY GALLERY, LONDON(UK)
+ 7th of july performance nunnery gallery during first thursday of the month east london (uk)
+ 30th of july performance during the Rotterdam Carribean carnival(NL)
+ july exhibition selection of the best of performance design & practice, at central saint martins, university of the arts london (uk)
+ 7th of april 2016 "megahammer", Glasgow School of Art, glasgow international (UK)
+ 17th of april 2016 "Museum of everything", kunsthal rotterdam (nl) (performance)