• Daniel von Sturmer

Michael Lett is pleased to present NOTES, an exhibition of work by Daniel von Sturmer at 3 East St.

In NOTES, von Sturmer presents a picture of language in motion. Single verbs, nouns, and adjectives are presented on replica Post-It notes, elevating humble stationery in aluminium. At any given moment, just a single note will be placed on the wall, replaced periodically by an attendant. Through this ritual action, a lone word becomes imbued with significance and potential. Von Sturmer asks us to consider how language is mutable and ever-shifting, and how meaning and narrative is constructed through context, and ultimately, through us.

Daniel von Sturmer (b. 1972, Auckland) is a Melbourne-based artist, with an experimental practice ranging across video, photography, and installation. Von Sturmer was one of three artists representing Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), a finalist in Aotearoa’s 2004 Walters Prize, and the winner of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture in 2017. Recent exhibitions include: Play: video art in the collection, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden (2022); CATARACT (concrete), permanent installation, ACMI, Melbourne, (2020); Painted Light, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, (2019); Spacemakers and Roomshakers, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2018). Von Sturmer’s work is held in collections including AGNSW, Sydney; ACMI, Melbourne; MUMA, Melbourne; MCA, Sydney; NGV, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Gothenburg Museum of Art; Auckland Art Gallery; Chartwell Collection, Auckland, and Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

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