Dennis J Reinmüller exhibits in group show Hydrapangaea at Glasgow International 2014
ECA graduate working in sculpture, drawing, performance and video also showing at Catlin Prize 2014
What’s been happening since you left ECA?
I did a group show at the Whisky Bond in Glasgow, then a solo show at Summerhall, which was great. The show itself was a bit depressing, but in a good way – is that possible? Then RSA New Contemporaries, and then the Catlin Prize shortlist. I also held a life-drawing class, which was actually a performance but the attendees didn’t know. That was quite fun. And of course Glasgow International.
What does the Catlin mean to you?
The Catlin is fantastic – it’s great that it’s a show in London, the previous Catlin shows have been great, and Catlin give support both financially and curatorially. I’m putting all I’ve got into it. I think after you’ve seen the show you’ll need therapy. We could all go together for group therapy — maybe I should offer that to people. Let’s all go on group therapy together.
What’s your work all about?
It’s about what life means to me currently. At the same time, if the work just makes me laugh then that’s OK as well.
What shows are you looking forward to?
What’s next for you?
I’ve got three ideas I’m working on. I don’t have venues yet, but one is a drawing exhibition, then a mixture of sculpture, performance and mysticism – maybe that could be the group therapy we all go on. The last show is something I think could potentially end my career but I can’t say too much about that yet. I’m also offering a residency at djr-residency.org – three days, one sleeping bag, one laptray, £300. Bargain!
Hydrapangaea, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, until Mon Apr 21 (part of GI).
Catlin Art Prize, Londonewcastle Project Space, London, Fri 2 May–Sat 24 May