Frauke Danzer’s work is based on the fact that we can reproduce every living creature and that there is now a huge variety of possibilities to play with the genetic material transcending inherited aesthetic categories and social norms.
Inspired by the legendary symbol of the chimera, Frauke works on sequences of experiments fragmenting and rearranging forms and limbs and expose the manifold cloned creatures and hybrids in “archives”. The materials favored are natural rubber, paper, textiles, wire and synthetics.
Searching for the poetical per se and for an individual dignity in the apparently impossible figural construct, the artist is questioning traditional concepts of normality by alluding to the complexity and intrinsic beauty of organic forms.
The ambivalence of an attractive aura and repulsive details characterizes her work which is torn between the pleasure of realizing the manifold aesthetic possibilities in the invention of inanimate creatures and the horror in view of human hubris.