Kulthaus II

In June I will return to Leipzig for a new edition of the KultHaus exhibition. It will take place from June 7th – 10th 2019 at Torhaus Dölitz, Heidnisches Dorf, Leipzig.
More informations tba. Below a small retrospect of last years show…

Rise of the Cosmic Fire Tour | Exhibition

Some of my original artworks (as well as some merch of course, including some handcrafted antler’s wheels and handpainted shirts) will be on tour with the “Rise of the Cosmic Fire” Tour with Naglfar, Schamasch & Anomalie, starting in three days in Prague. Sadly I will not be on the road with my work this time. I planned to attend at least the gig in my old hometown Hamburg, but for personal reasons this will also be impossible for me.

Dates:

24.11.18 – Prague, Klub Nová Chmelnice
25.11.18 – Hamburg, Kulturpalast Hamburg
26.11.18 – Erfurt, Club From Hell
27.11.18 – Flensburg, Roxy Flensburg
28.11.18 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
29.11.18 – Oberhausen, Helvete Pub – Club – Live Stage
30.11.18 – Arnhem, Willemeen
01.12.18 – Aalst, Cinema
02.12.18 – Paris, LE GIBUS
03.12.18 – Colmar, Le Grillen
04.12.18 – Göttingen, Freihafen
05.12.18 – Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
06.12.18 – Aarburg, Musigburg
07.12.18 – Milan, Slaughter Club
08.12.18 – San Dona Di Piave, Revolver
09.12.18 – Vienna, Viper Room Vienna

Submission

“Submission” is my largest piece to date and measures 122 x 99cm (including frame).

This piece is probably the one that received the most attention from the audience over the years and raised the most questions. The original was only exhibited twice, the artprint version much more often and even made it to the USA. You can find some thoughts about “Submission”  as well in last year’s printed edition of Pfingstgeflüster (in German language), the author quite obviously visited the exhibition in Leipzig during Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. The original is NOT FOR SALE, it is only possible to buy a limited edition print (only 23 available).

I will for sure not explain the image itself to you, hell no, but answer the constant question of how it was done technically. This work is an overpainted collage, based on my own photographs. The original photographs also appeared as black & white images in my book release “Sintra” in 2005, which is long out of print. The photographs were cut apart and re-assembled to something completely new and then overpainted in a complete layer. The overpaint consists of acrylic paint and some blood. Yes, it’s my own blood. You can see some details in the images below. The frame is an antique original, dating back to around 1900.

Exhibition “Mirrors” | Interview

My works will participate in the Reflective Dimensions Tour with Agrypnie, Totalselfhatred, Arroganz & Aspagor, organized by Quantheon Touring in October 2018. For this occasion you can also find a very recent interview with me on the Quantheon homepage, following this link or click on the image below.

Tourdates: Erfurt (16.10.), Vienna (17.10.), Innsbruck (18.10.), Stuttgart (19.10) and Olten, Switzerland (20.10.).

“With her exclusive exhibition ”MIRRORS’ exceptional artist LAETITIA MANTIS will invite you into another world. Your own. This assemblage of her works will make you look into the black mirror of your soul, will reflect your own self. Her art is known to speak for itself, to open a door to an inner world not made for words but to be experienced, seen, and felt. Hence, more words are futile. Come along, and open the door if you dare. Experience for your-self.”

 

Visual impressions from KultHaus

Here’s a little cut together of impressions from my exhibition & installation “KultHaus”, that took part this whitsun at Torhaus Dölitz. Upon my return home I focused on unpacking, while I also started to work on two new sculptures. I hope I will be able to write a more detailed review later, right now I am still enjoying the silence after those days filled with humans and their voices. Thank you to everyone who came to my help to make this exhibition & installation possible, and thank you to the audience for the many kind words!

 

KultHaus in the local press

“Neu ist in diesem Jahr die Veranstaltungsreihe „Kulthaus“ im Gewölbesaal des Torhaus Dölitz, die den Besuchern Leipzig als Kapitale der Geheimwissenschaften näher bringt. Dabei gibt es Seminare, Lesungen, Meditationen zu Magie, Okkultismus und Freimaurerei. Umrahmt wird das Ganze von einer heidnisch-magischen Kunstausstellung. (LVZ Leipzig)

No time for a translation right now, for more information, read this or click on the image below for the full event description (in German) on Facebook.

 

Leipzig – Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

Before all the appointment fuss starts again, the anual who-to-meet-when-and-where, I will make it quite easy this year. I will be at the heathen village (“Heidnisches Dorf”) every day (yes, Friday to Monday) from 11am to midnight. So literally I will be a mountain, unable to leave, while all you prophets have to come and see me, at least, if you want to. I will be running a merch booth outside of Torhaus Dölitz (Helenenstraße 24, 04279 Leipzig), while the Torhaus will show my exhibition KultHaus. (Yes, the artworks within the exhibition are all for sale, so don’t forget your wallet!) There is also a program of talks, lectures and rituals for the same location, all related to the occult somehow. Please check the official program for details or visit the facebook page for the whole event (linked below, in the image). On Saturday afternoon, May 19th, I have a special appearance in the program as well. From 3 to 6pm I will be inside Torhaus Dölitz to transform the exhibition into a full installation for all senses. See you in Leipzig!

KultHaus (artworks, set design & flyer by Laetitia Mantis)