Catrin Huber’s As Above So Below will create a temporary new habitat for Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn wall.
In her site-specific installation, collage and wall painting will collide to transform the exhibition space while setting-up a visual dialogue with Schwitters’ work.
In alchemy, the ancient science of transformations, the phrase 'as above so below' linked certain metals with particular planets; the micro with the macro.
Materials, their lives, transformations and representations sit at the core of this exhibition.
Catrin Huber is a lecturer in Fine Art at Newcastle University.†