In her drawings, collages, sculptures, and media installations, Isabella Kohlhuber works primarily with writing as a medium of art, exploring visual and acoustic forms of language and communication. Her works liquefy the boundary between sign and image and make our everyday interaction with meaning tangible by continuously destabilizing and subverting conventional notions of text, writing, and reading.
For Memphis, the artist has added a sign to her series of so-called "Bastards. The "Bastards" are signs composed of parts of different letters - base stroke, stroke, arm, runout, bow, cauda, etc. - that remain open in their meaning. The question of authorship also remains open: made of aluminum, the work B+0143 can be replicated as often as desired by means of the attached pencil lead. Isabella Kohlhuber studied transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and also taught there. She lives and works in Vienna.