Thèta marks the intriguing border between conscious and the subconscious world. It’s a state of being that can function as a gateway towards enhanced sensitivity to our surroundings, opening doors towards new perspectives. With the duo show Thèta Dream Mette Sterre and Lotte Wieringa explore this edge, where alternative narratives of understanding emerge. Seeking for a space that escapes fixed definitions.
Lotte Wieringa (1991) studied Design & Education at the Willem de Kooning Academy and started her painting practice in 2019. In 2020 and 2021 she was nominated for the Royal prize for painting. In 2021 she received the young talent stipendium by Mondriaan Fonds.
The work ‘Bodily presence and ways of mark making #3 by Lotte Wieringa was personally selected by the French minister to represent. The work is part of a broader collaboration in the field of visual arts between the Dutch and the French ministry and will hang in the reception room of Jean-Yves Le Drian In l’Élysée during the French EU presidency.
Mette Sterre holds a BA in Autonomous Fine Art at the Willem de Kooning Academy and a MA in Performance Design & Practice at the Central Saint Martins in London. She has been a resident at the Rijksakademie until 2020.
She worked with renewed filmmakers and coreographers and her work has been shown internationally, including shows at the Prague Theatre Design Quadrennial; the Watermill Center and Cue Art Foundation in New York; Glasgow International; the Triennale Design Museum in Milan; Kunstverein in Hamburg; Migros Museum in Zurich; London Design Week and Fashion Gallery among others.
Her work has been published on Vogue, the Wall street Journal, the New York Times, Artefact Magazine and Volkskrant Magazine, NRC, Parool, Artforum and Xzibit Magazine.