Horn, Rebecca

Born in 1944 in Michelstadt, Germany, Rebecca Horn studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg working with objects and kinetic sculptures. From the early 1970s, her work included installations, performances and films. In 1989, she became professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin. She currently lives and works in Berlin and New York.

Since 1968, her objects, actions, and performances put a focus on the body and have been integrated early on into works for film and video. The surreal fantasy that produces objects is bound to a mechanic and construction that animates these objects. The dream of animated puppets and automats, centuries-old, is taken up in a poetic and suggestive form. What is unique and continuously new about the work of this artist is that each single installation is a step towards breaking down completely the boundaries of space and time, opening up crevices to a universe, the existence of which we can only sense.