Merlin Reichart

*1991 in Munich, Germany

The new research field “plant neurobiology” deals with the perception of plants, their reaction to signals, and their communication. Merlin Reichart’s (*1991 in Munich, Germany) “Motion-Detector-Tree” appears like a Terminator of the plant world, with branches made of steel and motion detectors instead of leaves, originating from a dystopian world. If you step closer, the tree starts to tick. The more people stand in front of the tree, the more the ticking becomes a constant noise. It seems as if the tree wants to point out that it perceives us just as we perceive it—a memento mori in times of climate change.

Exhibitions and art fairs

2024:

Touching grass is not enough, Kunstverein Gastgarten e.V., Hamburg, Germany

Place to be, Kunstlabor 2, Munich, Germany

2023:

#OrangeTheWorld, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Academy Selection, Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf, Germany

Positions Berlin Art Fair, Gallery Kellermann, Berlin, Germany

2022:

Die Alltäglichkeit des Untergangs, Graduate Exhibition, Gallery of the HfBK Hamburg, Germany

Self & Purpose, ICAT Hamburg, Germany

No Escape Room, MS Stubnitz, Hamburg, Germany

2021:

Permanent exhibition, Kunstlabor 2, Munich, Germany

Conditions of a Necessety, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

And Now, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

The Digital, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Lift on Lift off, Mundhalle, Hamburg, Germany

2020:

Always Together-Mostly Happy, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark

2019:

Art Berlin, Galerie Conradi, Berlin, Germany

Hiscox Art Prize, HfBK Hamburg, Germany

2018:

SKIP INTRO, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, Germany

Scholarships

2020:

Erasmus scholarship and exchange semester ERG, Brussels, Berlgium

Biography

Merlin Reichart (*1991) studied design, painting and time-based media at the HFBK Hamburg and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in summer 2022. In his art, he processes observations of current dynamics in our society and thus gives the “collective unconscious” its own and intuitive form.

Using industrial materials such as metal, concrete or plastic, he creates multimedia wall objects, sculptures and installations. These are often enhanced by interactivity or time-based elements. These deal with the following themes, among others: the relationship between culture and nature, as well as with technology, capitalism, internet culture, climate change and the mentality in times of infinite crisis.

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