Karen Irmer consistently observed the formations
of birds in the early morning hours and studied their flight behavior. Her focus was not so much on the birds, but rather much more on their patterns of movement. And so, in her video installation the artist largely parts with the object that had served solely as the intermediary for the harmonic and fluid motion.
As is the case with the bird observations,
Karen Irmer’s work is always preceded by an intensive encounter with nature. Travel is an essential part of her creative process. Wyoming, Lapland, the Scottish Highlands – her expeditions usually lead her to regions absent from any stimulation except those from nature, in which it is possible to concentrate on the phenomena that would barely be perceptible in another context.