Episode 62 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Narrating bodies | POLA SIEVERDING, artist and curator, Berlin, recorded 19 May 2022, 29 min., language english.
Portrait Photo by Marc Comes, Berlin
Berlin based artist Pola Sieverding learned to see the world through the lens of cultural production from a very young age, as she stems – already in the third generation – from a family of photographers and artists. After first having explored her wish to become an actress, she decided to stay behind the camera, instead in front of it. Pola talks her family and upbringing, her own work and deep interest in stories and idividual narration. One of the keys to her work are the body and it’s performance in society and the social realm in general. Themes she has long explored are the usually male connotated areas of wrestling and boxing. She is very much interested in an individual, new narration about masculinity, femininity and all other genders. This includes the expression of sensuality, openness and fluidity. Her work does not exist without the relations she builds with the people who trust her so much that they lend her their image. Her art and life are inextricably interwoven.