Ulrike Johannsen

The central theme of Johannsen`s art work is the stories, mechanisms and phenomena of individual and collective reality. She is interested how the collective construction of society and culture functions and how we negotiate and communicate these different perceptions. She questions the promises of happiness and tempting offerings of our consumer oriented lifestyle. Quoting, processing and manipulating the language of our popular media and culture industry, she makes the gap visible between our needs and desires and the seduction of consumer-capitalist promises.