Approved: 31.08.2017

Winnie Herbstein

Artist, Film-maker

Approved: 31.08.2017

My work seeks to investigate the silences and gaps in our 'official' narratives. Taking ethnographic film as a point of departure, I am thinking about who and what is given permission to eneter the frame, and whose voices are allowed to presrcibe meaining. This has meant that I often work with personal anecdote, memoirs and oral histories as a way to access alternative narratives. In recent exhibitions I have begun looking at how the 'official' or essentialist views surrounding gender and technologies and how this leads to the gendering of workplaces as well as to the materials used. 

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Biography

My work seeks to investigate the silences and gaps in our 'official' narratives. Taking ethnographic film as a point of departure, I am thinking about who and what is given permission to eneter the frame, and whose voices are allowed to presrcibe meaining. This has meant that I often work with personal anecdote, memoirs and oral histories as a way to access alternative narratives. In recent exhibitions I have begun looking at how the 'official' or essentialist views surrounding gender and technologies and how this leads to the gendering of workplaces as well as to the materials used. 

CV & Education

Winnie Herbstein (b.1989) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Solo shows include: Before I could speak, X spoke, Outpost Gallery. Norwich, England (2017); Soft Shoulder, SWG3 Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland (2016). Group exhibitions include: Spring Season, Hospitalfield Arts. Arbroath, Scotland (2017); Domestic Observations, Jace Space. Los Angeles, USA (2016); Bit Between Teeth, Sattler and Potszch. Leipzig, Germany (2016).