Natali Blugerman

Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Through my installations and performances I create spaces where the audience can have strong experiences of aspects of the universe we are part of. Awareness, Consciousness and Rawness are some of the key words in my work. I am very mindful about the materials I use to create the environments and try to utilize as little as possible in order to have a very clean and intense awareness shifting experience. For the last two years I've been working with natural and artificial light creating Observatories with the aim to unlearn the bounderies of vision and be able to see more than what we are used to see. To expand the connection between "the outside and the inside" is one of my mail goals.

Werk

Light Observatory #3
Titel Light Observatory #3
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving In this setup, 20 people entered a silent dark room and took a seat. After some minutes of immersion in the darkness, a thin line of sunlight in front of them entered the space. This line vibrated in different colours and intensities depending on the position of the sun respect to the window and the passing of clouds. The experience in this contrast between darkness and a “moving” sunlight beam was very personal, as each brain tried to make sense of what was happening: if the image was moving or not; contracting or expanding; shifting, appearing elsewhere or more. The main focus in this Observatory was to explore the notion that what we see with our minds does not always equals to what is physically happening in front of our eyes.
Techniek Performative installation
Formaat Adaptable space
Inverted Sound Walk
Titel Inverted Sound Walk
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving In this wearable I place microphones on each foot, both connected directly to headphones. The person using the device then goes for a walk, listening to the sounds that originate at ground level. This work was driven by the fact that our body actually listens in all its height, but because our ears are so high up, we miss out a lot of information. What this device tries to do is to enhance the awareness of being vertical, creating a closed circuit between lower and upper sounds. People realize how rhythmical their walks sound, almost like a heartbeat.
Techniek Sound walk
Formaat Circuit
Light Observatory #2
Titel Light Observatory #2
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving "The winning installation offers an incredible jouney. With every taken step the visitor travels further away from the surrounding world, until everything is gone. Looking back in the end, just a single dot of reality is what remains. It is as if we are watching our sun from far away in space", Artscience Award Comitee.
Techniek Installation
Formaat 1000x244x122
Light Observatory #2
Titel Light Observatory #2
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving In this Observatory I built darkness in or- der to experience light in a very raw and powerful way. e installation is for one person at a time. People enter using the upper and lower part of their bodies as they pass by the 13 triangles that are placed spirally inwards. In the last section, which is pitch black there is a chair facing the entrance of the installation. e observer takes a seat and discovers a tiny 9mm "star" of sunlight entering the observatory, going directly to their retinas. In this star you can observe the refraction of the sunlight in colors, and depending on the weather outside and the time of the day and year you get di er- ent e ects. A er some minutes the brain starts tripping and "seeing" other phenomena. As people go slowly back out they understand, for example, that all the light we are surrounded by is created by uncountable small colorful stars.
Techniek Installation
Formaat 1000x244x122
Two Lights
Titel Two Lights
Jaartal
Omschrijving is performance in about trusting and following light, and the combination and bounderies of arti cial and natural sources. When there’s big contrast between dark and light, to follow the warmth is quite easy, but what happens when natural light appears and both sources mixed?
Techniek Performance
Formaat +20m
Waterfall
Titel Waterfall
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Out of total darkness a tiny colorful waterfall appears to give some segonds of bliss, and vanishes again.
Techniek Performance
Formaat 180x3
Ice Observatory
Titel Ice Observatory
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Project in process developed with the European Space Agency.
Techniek Installation
Formaat
Food Landscaping #1
Titel Food Landscaping #1
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving is photography series is an ongoing project I started in 2012. Food and the way we experience it has been a source of inspiration and exploration for me.Most of the times when I start working on a new idea I create for myself an unknown context where to discover new things about me and the universe I'm part of. And usually the main structures of these contexts are food and meditation.
Techniek Photography
Formaat
Bed
Titel Bed
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Here I place a Jenga on top of a map of my bed, on top of an overhead projec- tor. On the other overhead projector there's a plastic bag. I start playing Jenga as I unfold and reposition the structures and lines that live as ideas and thoughts in my bed life. e tension builds up as the structure gets more complex and di cult to keep standing. e images in the projection and in the performance are quite di erent and give transforming perspectives of the same event. e brick that breaks down the whole system is the winner and is places separately in the plastic bag.
Techniek Performance
Formaat
Grass
Titel Grass
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving e inspiration for this multisensorial installation was the movement and sound that grass makes when we step on it and then goes back up again. People are invited to perceive this phenomenon as they activate the playful "machine" by stepping on the grass squares that pull up strings and open the two layers of grass letting a fresh scent come out and the movement start.
Techniek Installation
Formaat +2m

Omschrijving werk

Through my installations and performances I create spaces where the audience can have strong experiences of aspects of the universe we are part of. Awareness, Consciousness and Rawness are some of the key words in my work. I am very mindful about the materials I use to create the environments and try to utilize as little as possible in order to have a very clean and intense awareness shifting experience. For the last two years I've been working with natural and artificial light creating Observatories with the aim to unlearn the bounderies of vision and be able to see more than what we are used to see. To expand the connection between "the outside and the inside" is one of my mail goals.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters NB
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Natali Blugerman
Samenwerkingsverband
Website

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten ArtScience 2012-2016 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna (Italy) Fine Arts 2010/2011
Taller Escuela Agencia (Argentina) Journalism 2007/2009
Roberto Bosco Atelier (Argentina) Pinting and drawing 2005/2010
Estimulo de Bellas Artes (Argentina) Drawing with live model 2008/2010

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Quartair- TodaysArt- Hoogtij Sound walk GROEP
2017 No Patent Pending. iii Performative installation GROEP
2016 Locatie Z (Den Haag, NL) Preview show, graduation. GROEP
2016 Zaal 3 (Den Haag, NL) Fire and explosives perfomance part of a school course. GROEP
2016 KABK (Den Haag, NL) Graduation Show GROEP
2015 Zaal 3 (Den Haag, NL) Water and light perfomance part of a school course. GROEP
2015 European Planetary Science Congress (Nice, FR) Presentation of poster about project. Conferences. GROEP
2014 De Waag Society (Amsterdam, NL) Bio art performance. Part of a school course. GROEP
2014 Protokol (Belgrade, SB) Inverted sound walk installation. Part of a school course. GROEP
2012 La bodega del pintor. (Buenos Aires, ARG) Paintings and Photography SOLO

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 CLOUD Netherlands Residency N
2017 iii . No Patent Pending Netherlands Performance N
2017 iii-Quartair Netherlands Open Lab, Workshop N
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Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2016 Individual. Tomas Romano Argentina Painting
2012 Individual. Mariana Mosto Argentina Painting
2012 Individual. Rosa Cucher Argentina Two Paintings
2012 Indvidual. Felix Fernandez Argentina Drawing
2012 Individual. Ezequiel Benitez Argentina Painting
2011 Individual. Saskia de Jong The Netherlands Painting

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2017 Stroom Documentation SPOT Grant
2016 Artscience Award. KABK. Artcience award at the graduation festival at KABK.
2013 KABK Scholarship

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Making a book with two other artists 2017 -
Organizing exhibitions in Argentina 2017