Milena Naef

CV 

Morphing #1, 2015

Morphing #2, 2015

Morphing #3, 2015

Amnesia, 2016

Fleeting Parts, 2016

Fleeting Parts, 2016

Glass Backpack, 2015

Untitled Furniture The First, 2016

Weight Of Four Generations, 2015

Milena Naef
www.milenanaef.com

Milena Naef is fascinated by the thought that our bodies stand in a constant ‘choreography’ with their environment. Due to the inevitable presence of our bodies, she believes that we define ourselves through the constant interaction we are forced to have with our surroundings. Our own creations have allowed us to appropriate, to cultivate and to reflect upon the spaces we inhabit. The ability to shape and to manipulate materials impacts ourselves through the physical exploration in itself. Milena considers this interactive exploration as a reflection on ourselves as a material. Her working method is to treat the body as a material in order to blur the line between subject and object. This approach has allowed her to not only question the duality between subject and object but also to question the assumed duality between body and mind. In order to find a new relation between the mental and the physical she translates characteristics of a subjective experience into a material. It is in her interest to question and to change experiences by visualising them through an artistic shape in order to create a broader understanding of her cultivated space. Outcomes of her work are objects or sculptures which often stand in relation to the body and ask for a performative interaction.