It’s the kind of video that’s essential right now; it offers a moment of contemplation in a fast-paced landscape. Luminous blooms unfold in front of our eyes – awash with pinks, greens and blues. We’re encouraged to consider ideas of regeneration and change.
“the base of these films is on pre-existing footage, then, on top of that, I’m often changing the colours and I’m animating it, I’m repurposing it, I’m slicing it and reordering it”
Her Prelude 2 video is described as an “artistic response to our turbulent times”, and aims to highlight the plight of refugees and call for human compassion by contrasting inherently beautiful imagery with the harsh brutalities of war.
‘Studio Richter Mahr is about dreaming the future into existence, a better way to live and work,’ says Mahr
Now Richter and Mahr are throwing open the doors of SRM to other artists, inviting them to revel in its quiet creative energy.
A crucial aim of the project is to help the next generation of artists and musicians.
“Community is at the heart of what we do, so we wanted a building where we could make the central space communal”