Kerstin Honeit

Born: Berlin, Germany
Lives: London, United Kingdom

In my research I investigate the identity creating components within hegemonial images, in the context of cinema and pop culture as well as in private family photos.

As hegemonial images transport ideas of standardisation - like the connotation of gender and other allocations of stereotypes - I use these connotations to investigate the crosspoint of media staging, between representation and reception, via the strategy of ambiguity.

So, in a way, for my work in performance, photo and video installation, I reclaim media strategies like film-dubbing and lip-synching to decode habits of reception. With the help of these medial forms of restaging and re-enactment I work on questions relating to layers of real and fictional space, body and its construction, as well as the blickregime (gaze*) and an autonomous perceptual space.

EDUCATION

2010
Master Student {Meisterschuelerin}, Prof. Else Gabriel Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

2003-2009
Sculpture and Stage Design, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS

2011
Goldrausch Kuenstlerinnenprojekt art IT | Scholarship, Berlin
Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. Stuttgart | Exhibition Funding
Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin, Internationaler Kulturaustausch | Project Funding
Mart Stam Gesellschaft Berlin | Exhibition Funding

2008
RLS-Foreign-Scholarship {New York}

2007-2010
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation {RLS} | Scholarship

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
2012
2011

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Selected Awards and Grants

2011
2007

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