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Dora Maurer - Thinking in Proportions

Year: 2017, 109 mins
Code: IN-Dora

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Dóra Maurer once said that the theme central to her work is “movement in respect to the conceptual and factual effects of displacement”. And indeed, her extensive oeuvre produced since the end of the 1960s consistently documents movement and displacement, specifically with regard to systematics and structurality. It is the duality emanating from a particular, predetermined system combined with the subsequent observation of unforeseen deviations and ruptures that characterizes the process Maurer realized in a multi-faceted form over the course of her artistic career: from her early graphic works to her displacements as she calls them, and culminating in the “quasi-images” that she derived from spatial painting in the 1980s and 90s. Since 1973 Maurer produced a series of films in loose succession that fit in with her investigation of structure and its inherent variability.

Dora Maurer lives and works in Vienna and Budapest exhibiting graphic works and paintings. After teaching at intermediate level state schools in Hungary, she received in 1987, an invitation to give an audio-visual course at the College of Applied Arts in Budapest. In 1990 received her own interdisciplinary painting class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Member of the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative, the Hungarian Artists' Association of Fine Arts, and a senior of the Béla-Balázs- Studio in Budapest.

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