„mathilda“ is a life-size puppet, that explores the themes of self-awareness, growth, loss and control. A creation that represents human beings and the way they are controlled by external factors such as consumerism, materialism, and societal standards. In a world that moves at a breakneck pace, she demands a pause, a chance for human beings to take a step back and identify the forces that control their lives. The artist wants to encourage her audience to take part in processes of introspection, reaching deeper in search of an answer to the question Who am I?, and thereby redirecting humanity back to its spiritual roots. This is a call to reflect, to think about who we really are and where we want to go as individuals and as a collective.
mathilda, 165cm,2023, foam, wire, wood, acrylic paint
photos: Hannah Ehmair