PHILIP HAUSMEIER
"The Black Series is a body of work that has moved almost beyond perception into more
haptic visceral areas of non-visual bodily experience. The dense forest of hand cut
strips of black plastic suspended ceiling to floor is deceptively simple in form and
execution but presents complex phenomenological and philosophical issues concerning
our experience of an art work in the tangible world. From the outside we see the material
properties within the room. Once we penetrate inside its sliced outer skin our experience
of it radically changes. We have moved into a space without light, a non-visible space in
which our sensory perceptions are reduced to those within our own body. We can easily
move out through the slatted volume which yields no physical resistance even though
we experience it as a compact mass of dark matter within the light of the room."
--  (c) Tim Head 2006

Lives and works in Berlin.

Exhibitions

2007
      Display, Museum 52, New York
      Walking Through Walls, Artists Studios, Tel Aviv
      Don't Leave, St. Ethelburgas, London
      Consequence, Museum 52, London

2006
       Assemblage III, Museum 52, London
      Concrete Allotment, Temporarycontemporary, London

2005
       Twenty to One (Site specific installation)Canary Wharf
      Red Line, Whitfield Space, London
      MFA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2003         Poetry and Space, Düsseldorf, Germany

2001         'Verwirrungen' Wolfheze, Netherlands

2000        NEU Exhbition, Düsseldorf, Germany

Education

2006        Boise Travel Scholarship, Spain and Japan

2003–2005        Slade School of Fine Art, London, MFA

1999–2003        University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany

2007-2008        Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Dusseldorf, Germany

Collections

MONA Tasmania, Australia
UCL Art Collection, London
David Roberts Collection, London
courtesy Museum 52