Michaela Math casts webs to catch the night. The webs are as beautiful, elastic, ephemeral, dangerous and tempting as a spider's web. The thread those webs are created with, is like a slow, luring line of a drawing that the spider –as artist- secreted from her into the space. The spider as draftswoman, the web as drawing piece.
This web is dangerous. Something important, something vital is supposed to be caught in it. The spider needs the prey to be able to survive. We are supposed to be caught here.
Not only as external bystanders, as cold viewers of this artwork, but you should also, this is the silent request of Michaela Math’s work, be caught as an artist yourself, as a night worker yourself, as a nightspiderwebconstuctor yourself, and find in there your animals, your monsters, your fears, hopes, your inner beautiful landscapes and your peace.
A peace that is also embodied in the deep lake, surrounded by the landscape at night, the landscape which has been drawn so infinitely dense, patient and strong, reflecting black- with the finest pencils mine.
Things blend into each other. The dangerous and the beautiful blend. The hammock (from the installation A Safe Place, 2001/03) is at the same time the trap of the spider- fear of the gorge- as well as recovery, quiet and sleep: night work and the vitalizing beautiful objects of the night are not to be received for free. We are able to take this beautiful journey in the still recent work of Michaela Math.