Waltraud Münzhuber

"The Bugs Bunny Show" / "Death in Venice" / "Forrest Gump", containers, 2015

Videotape, cotton, H 25, Ø 19 cm / H 38, Ø 24 cm
Videotape, recycled polyester, H 52, Ø 28 cm
Series: Weave Your Favourite Film
Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

Magnetic tape, hundreds of metres of it, a medium for images and sounds. Fine, shining strips like paper streamers, anthracite coloured, with a silver glow. Fragile, but stable when densely woven. Memory turned into product.

Waltraud Münzhuber works in Munich. Her vocation is textiles, both as a trained and qualified weaver and as an artist and costume painter. In 1997 she was awarded a special master’s prize for her graduation piece. She received a second important prize in 2012, when she gained a 3rd place RecyclingDesignpreis for her work Weave Your Favourite Film. Since 1999 her work has focused on the theme of reuse. She weaves used plastic bags, music cassettes and audio- and videotapes. The designer has participated in numerous exhibitions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Waltraud Münzhuber: "The Bugs Bunny Show" / "Death in Venice" / "Forrest Gump", containers, 2015; photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
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