Encounters, Together Apart
Liz Ingram & Bernd Hildebrandt
“The differences between societies, nations and cultures is based upon a seemingly unproblematic division of space, on the fact that they occupy “naturally” spaces which are limited and fragmented. The representation of the world as a collection of countries, as in the most world maps, see it as a fragmented space, divided by different colors in diverse national societies, each rooted in its proper place, is an example of this.
In addition it is also taken for granted that each community embodies its own distinctive culture.Representations of space in the world are remarkably dependent on images of break, rupture and disjunction which need limits, borderlines …frontiers bringing us to deal with issues of space and place, along with some related concerns such as location, displacement, community and identity.
Today we have the honor to be with us two guest speakers who have navigated in their lives and in their art through different territories, rather than crossing borders, building bridges between them. During these years, their work together has been very productive and has resulted in numerous large scale installations utilizing fabric, paper and structures nationally and internationally.”
Alicia Candiani´s presentation of Liz Ingram and Bernd Hildebrandt as guest speakers at Together Apart: Frontier, English Cohort
February 22, 2021.
Liz Ingram is a Canadian citizen who was born in Argentina from a Polish mother and a British father and grew up in New Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto. For over forty years she taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and is currently Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Printmaking and Drawing/Intermedia.
Bern Hildebrandt is a Canadian citizen born in Germany. He has a background in industrial and graphic design, and sculpture. An interest in writing poetry sparked numerous collaborations with Liz Ingram in which his poems and digital work are integrated into the fabric of her large-scale installations and prints.