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dr. Tine Wilde

dr. Tine Wilde

Raising questions with philosophy and art
Languages : Dutch, English, German, French

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Tine Wilde studied autonomous art at AKI Academy for Art & Design in Enschede and read philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In November 2008 she obtained a doctorate from the same university for project Do not Erase and publication Remodel[l]ing Reality. She currently resides and works in Amsterdam.

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Tine Wilde studied autonomous art at AKI Academy for Art & Design in Enschede and read philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In November 2008 she obtained a doctorate from the same university for project Do not Erase and publication Remodel[l]ing Reality. She currently resides and works in Amsterdam.

Art as well as philosophy is about bringing something to consciousness in such a way that it enables us to assign meaning to ourselves and the world. For this reason, Tine Wilde's inquiry into the constructs of alternative realities is triggered by questions rather than answers. State-of-the-art questions about the autonomy of the individual, the rules and methods we use to shape our lives, subjective and collective memories, the role of the artist in society.

In installations, picture works and performances, Wilde calls into question the choices made and the solutions accepted, in which we show which aspects of reality are important to us and how we communicate what we value; i.e., how these values define our (cultural) identity.

Her artistic output has been on view in galeries and institutions both at home and abroad (for instance in Germany, France and Switzerland). In addition, she was for sale amongst 34000 day-trippers at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen (1990), received international recognition for her performance in Cologne where she crossed the river Rhine wrapped up in bandages (1992), investigated the question what happens to a human being when she is totally isolated from her natural and cultural environment and left to her own resources in a two-week stay at the fallout shelter of Dalfsen (1998), and heightened the relation between language and image in performance Language and her Tighty-whities (2006). In 2011 she produced permanent installation Corrido[o]r - Empty Space for the University of Amsterdam at the Oude Turfmarkt, finishing her inquiry into the philosophers’ room as an alternative reality.

Together with her artwork, Tine Wilde writes articles on philosophy and art, most importantly Reflexieve dynamiek in het latere werk van Wittgenstein [Reflexive dynamics in the later work of Wittgenstein] in ANTW (2004), Installatiekunst biedt vragen in plaats van antwoorden [Installation art offers questions rather than answers] in Boekman (2005) and De Artistieke Wending [The artistic turn] in BLIND! (2012).

Furthermore, she taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2003-04), delivers courses on philosophy and art at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University, as well as Master classes, such as Artist and World for gallery outLINE Amsterdam (2011).

Within the context of the Dutch discussion concerning artistic research, she participated in a debate on the relation between art and research at DeFKA, Assen (2011), was part of a panel discussion on the pros and cons of a doctorate in the arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2012) and shared her insights on the matter in Investigations IV at Minerva / Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen (2014).

In her lectures and masterclasses, Tine Wilde time and again raises intriguing questions by relating philosophical issues to her art practice. The result is a fascinating and surprisingly innovative insight in ourselves.

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Cover van Remodel[l]ing Reality

Remodel[l]ing Reality

Remodel[l]ing Reality is an inquiry into Wittgenstein’s notion of übersichtliche Darstellung and the phenomenon of installation in visual art. In a sense, both provide a perspicuous overview of a particular part of our complex world, but the nature of the overview differs. Although both generate knowledge, philosophy via the übersichtliche Darstellung gives us a view of how things stand for us, while the installation shows an unexpected, exiting point of view. The obvious we tend to forget and the ambiguity of reality are related to each other in a dynamic way. It is in this ‘reflexive dynamics’ that we constantly remodel our reality. Tools we use are our creative abilities and our powers of imagination. In our choices and solutions we show which aspects of reality we find important and how we communicate these values. The outcome of this investigation is a new perspective on the art of installation and a new insight in Wittgenstein’s notion of übersichtliche Darstellung. Because of the numerous cross-references, the book allows the reader an opportunity to make new connections using his personal background and life history.
Cover van HOUSE between Shadow and Tomorrow

HOUSE between Shadow and Tomorrow

The publication offers an exiting journey through recommendations and suggestions. A mill is transformed into a dwelling, where we can go back to the past and to our memories that make a web of references to the personal and the public, to the small everyday objects and the important events, to the present and the future. Isn't the whole world our home? Don't we all live under the stars …?
Cover van Ein Souvenir

Ein Souvenir

During each summer up to 34000 day-trippers visit the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. This artists’ book tries to shed light on the question what it means for an artist to be public property.

Samuel Hall Chair in Philosophy The University of Manchester

Professor Peter Goldie (1946-2011)

Tine Wilde has done a tremendous job in putting together this work - in combining serious academic philosophical work and serious work in installation art. Towards the end of her thesis, she says that she is now less optimistic than she was when she started about the possibility of philosophy and art being of mutual benefit. Instead, she now thinks that this can only be achieved 'when the two skills are united in one person'. Wilde has shown that she is one such person.

Artist and adjunct professor Columbia University New York City

Liam Gillick

Tine Wilde's PhD research titled Remodel[l]ing Reality is an important piece of research work. It attempts to find a way to concretize the often fraught and complex relationship between specific philosophical histories and the function and potential of contemporary art. It is a complete body of work that via a melding of practices functions asa starting point to further productive work in both fields, and a new critical framework towards further understanding of the work of others.