ABOUT

 

'In case there would be a drastic political change in your country you will need special advice and gear to survive... Get prepared.'

Schönefeld’s art examines the contemporary social and political climate. Through unusual mediums, objects and videos, the artist questions the contemporary roles of artists, exploring the relationship between art, blockbuster movies and the present digital age. Her stories imagine a world where, due to drastic political shift, we need to fight for our democratic rights and survival. A concept that perhaps is not so far fetched?

Nina E. Schönefeld is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. She studied Fine Art in Berlin (UdK) and in London (Royal College of Art). Her strong interest in new artistic developments has resulted in interdisciplinary video installations - an overall system of light sources (lamps, movement detectors etc.), sound systems (mixers etc.), electronic machines, computer screens, newly built sculptures, interiors and video projections…

The focus of Nina E. Schönefeld lies on political, social and digital changes in society... phenomena of abrupt shift... escape from political persecution, hacking attacks, nuclear accidents, dictatorships, freedom of speech and a free press... people who are radically different ... the lives of hackers and preppers, political activists, investigative journalists, environmental activists, Wikileaks members, NSA employees, data martyrs, political underdogs, hermits, computer gamefanatics, cult members, extremists ... the Darknet, Julien Assange, Edward Snowden, the blackout in NY, Chernobyl and Fukushima, the control center of the CIA, the Chaos Computer Club, North Korea, the right wing movement, Children of God, Suprematism, the Bauhaus, Zero, insular colonies, digital inventions and radical social networks ...