ANNA REUTINGER (US) lives and works in Amsterdam. Reutinger’s work investigates our changing relationship to material within the internet condition, with special attention to craft, self performance, and the body and technology. Her practice is guided by her theory of the volatility of objects, or the idea that within the internet condition, material has been afforded new opportunities to live in an ever-changing state—allowing for the disruption of power structures, creation of micro economies and empowerment of individuals. Her work at the Jan van Eyck is a research into the creation of “novelty” from “waste” within the structures of the art institution and online social platforms. This work involves a series of small sculptural pseudo-commodities and a mobile “studio” constructed from waste found within the institution, as well as a text including waste reduction tactics, personal anecdotes, paraphrased studio visits with participants, a discussion of closed loop systems, responsible production and tinder.
Reutinger holds a B.A. in Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities from University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.F.A. in Dirty Art from the Sandberg Instituut. Her work has been exhibited at W139, Amsterdam; Ram Foundation, Rotterdam; De Fabriek, Eindhoven; Macao, Milan; The Hammer Museum, The Getty Center, The New Wight Gallery, Chin’s Push and Control Room, Los Angeles.