Julia Lohmann

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Upcoming in 2016

January 14th 2016: Talk at Manifesta 16 in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Until February 28th 2016:
The Ruminant Bloom lamps are on show as part of Future Archaique at Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Exciting news: In 2016 we are going to Kyoto for a residency in at the D-Lab of Kyoto Institute of Technology!

Kyoto-here-we-come

November 10th, 2015

Bio Art Symposium at the Tate Modern

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I am invited to speak at Bio Art: Altered Realities at the Tate Modern on Thursday the 26 November 2015, 18.3020.00. The evening will be chaired by William Myers, author of the eponymous book ‘Bio Art’.

It is exciting to be officially invited back to the Tate Modern where we held an inofficial maggot exhibition and intervention ‘Maggotypes’ fourteen years ago. Back in 2001, the East Room @ the Tate Modern was open to the public and filled with visitors who enjoyed the spectacular view over the Thames. It did not have security personnel or CCTV, so it was the perfect location for Gero Grundmann and myself to exhibit the work of some talented maggot artists in a series of performances.

The audience was allowed to select a maggot-artist who we then interviewed. It answered our questions via ink trail.

As the performance went on, the audiences drew nearer to the table as the maggot turned from disgusting to funny to cute (maybe not cute for everyone but certainly for some).

Afterwards we were asked: “What happens to ‘Bill’ (or Dick, William, Sandra) now? You are not going to kill him, are you?” – Mission accomplished!

Whats-your-name-maggot

 

May 8th, 2015

Arts Foundation Award video

February 5th, 2015

Earth Matters Exhibition at Artipelag, Stockholm – 6th of February until 3rd of May 2015

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Today the exhibition ‘Earth Matters’, curated by Li Edelkoort, opens at Artipelag near Stocholm, Sweden.
I am showing the Oki Naganode, a large seaweed sculpture made in 2013 at the V&A and the Urushi Houses, made in collaboration with Urushi craftsmen from Wajima.

EARTH MATTERS: When Natural & Creative Forces Meet
DATES: 6 February – 3 May 2015
PLACE: Artipelag Art Gallery, Värmdö, Sweden
CURATORS: Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano

More info: Earth Matters PR ENGLISH

http://www.artipelag.se/en/exhibition/earth-matters-when-natural-creative-forces-meet

November 28th, 2014

‘Design from Nowhere’ wins first Icelandic Design Award

Design from Nowhere won the first Icelandic Design Award, yay!

The project was curated by Pete Collard and Karna Sigurðardóttir. Designers Gero Grundmann, Max Lamb, Thorunn Arnadottir and myself collaborated with craftsmen in Eastern Iceland. The results were exhibited during Design March at Spark Gallery in Reykjavik. Underneath you can see some impressions of our fantastic time in Iceland. Congratulations everyone!

 

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

Karna and Thorunn receiving the prize

 

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

Designs from Nowhere display at Spark Gallery, Reykjavik

 

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Collecting kelp on the shore

 

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Seaweed lamp

 

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

Antler Trains by Gero Grundmann

 

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

Antler trains and wooden houses by Gero Grundmann

 

 Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Pete Collard as wanderer above the sea of fog

Geometrical figure in kelp

Kelp Geometries

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Icelandic Seaweed

Icelandic Seaweed

 

Polar Bear by Gero Grundmann

Polar Bear made from sheep bone by Gero Grundmann

 

Seaweed vessels

Seaweed vessels

 

A micro volcano on seaweed

A micro volcano on seaweed

 

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

Stone Cubes by Max Lamb

 

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

Skipping Ropes and bag by Thorunn Arnadottir

 

Micro-Ocean

Micro-Ocean

 

 

 

 

January 27th, 2014

Arts Foundation Award for Materials Innovation

Last week Julia Lohmann won the acclaimed Arts Foundation Award for Materials Innovation, sponsored by the Clothmaker’s Foundation, for her work with seaweed. Together with Bart Hess , Alkesh Parmar and Marjan Van Aubel she was nominated for the award and was given the prize by Oscar winning author, playwright and screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood.

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