Akmar Nijhof, Newspaper Hat, video
Dutch, b. 1976, playing from Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Trying to catch time and sculpt it into space and motion.
Born in 1976, lives and works in Zandvoort/ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Akmar’s work embraces various materials and techniques, from sculpture and 3D animation to installations. She uses these mediums to imagine a story. The works is based on the fascination for objects and situations we all know. With her background as architect and 3D film director she explores site-specific spaces, frozen animations, in a series called ’’dysfunctional objects’’. Installations that evoke or suggest new contexts that cause us to re-think both the object and the place. Newspaper Hat continues the trend of the artist for creating ‘’ dysfunctional objects’’.