so oft so soft.

Kunststiftung Erich Hauser in Rottweil, Germany
Solo exhibition
Photographer: Nadine Bracht

In the exhibition ‘so oft so soft’Mumm’s sensitive, bodily and spatial works transform the space into a kind of open body that can trigger a wide range of human sensations between attraction and overload. Contradictory perceptions and the destabilization of expectations are just as important aspects of her site-specific installation, as well as the questioning of the implicitness of inner images and external conditions.

Charlotte Mumm is showing newly developed works in the form of tongue-shaped 84 cutouts in EPDM-rubber, which are hung and spread evenly over the 600m2 exhibition hall. It looks as if the cutouts form a sort of skin covering the Werkstatthalle and as if the spectator is at the interface of the inside and outside. The imagery of the cutouts pick up on theses inner/extrinsic interfaces, dialogues and sometimes paradox approaches in a poetic and abstract way.

In another side space of the Kunststiftung Erich Hauser, Mumm is showing several sculptures made of casted cement and inlays of specially glazed ceramics. Some of these sculptures are leaned against each other on the wall. They refer to inner bodily organs and tissues with different sort of haptic surfaces. Not given any function these organs become a strange frozen moment of an inner gut instinct and a figurative trigger of and to something else.

so oft so soft, 2018
EPDM rubber, wood, wood stain, belt webbing, tie-wrap
(84x) 70x110x0,5cm
140x3cm (d)
variable height

so oft so soft, 2018
Glazed ceramic, grout
(6x) 31x90cm x ± 8cm
(12x) 76,5cm (d) x ± 7cm