Through videos, sculptures, and installations, Neckar Doll (b. 1995) focuses on the capacity of cultures to play with transmissions: transmissions of vulgarisation/popularization, connecting fictions initially foreign to each other, linking different worlds, the anarchic transmission between so-called high and popular cultures. Mixing manufactured objects, ready-mades, and handmade objects, Neckar playfully explores the ways in which fiction and reality are interrelated.
Neckar Doll received a MA from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR) Mulhouse, France in 2019.
Selected recent commissions/exhibitions include: Baitball 1 (I’ll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you) (2020) – Palazzo San Giuseppe, Palignano a Mare, Umbrella.Corp (2019) – Makaronka Art Center, Rostov-On-Don, Passants (2019) – Aubes, Mulhouse.
T-800 Über Alles is inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus.
The video is based on cinematic mods from Mortal Kombat 11, in which the T-800 endoskeleton plays combat victories poses of other characters. Put in parallel to the T-800 body, a flayed man appears through the lightings, followed by other pop-culture characters related to energy. The different images sometimes appear through gothic church windows.