Artist Birgit Moffatt shows her newest art works in the Goethe-Institut foyer. This exhibition is not only a piece of contemporary history itself – it further represents the artists creative way of dealing with her childhood behind the Berlin Wall and its impact on her life.
Birgit Moffatt says:
“The work is a result of a creative process dealing with the subject of growing up in dictatorship on a personal level. My memories blending in with facts and uncoverings post the fall of the Berlin Wall. All exhibited pieces are titled in my language, some are borrowed from East German songs, some are word games. Not all really translate into English without losing a bit of their meaning.”
BIOGRAPHY BIRGIT MOFFATT
Birgit Moffatt is a German artist, who calls New Zealand/Aotearoa her new home since she moved from her birth town Berlin to the lower part of the North Island in 2011.Coming to New Zealand was not only a change in culture, location and lifestyle but also the beginning of her creative adventure that eventually lead to an artistic career path.
In 2017 she received the Bachelor of Applied Arts majoring in textiles. Birgit is currently working out of her studio where she creates art for galleries and exhibitions and also frequently runs workshops.