Jorinde Voigt’s Notes on Music

“My work is like music. You can enjoy it without being able to read the score.”— Jorinde Voigt

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At the age of nine, Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt first wrapped her fingers around the strings of a cello; after years of disciplined musical practice, her agile hands would become the makers of intricate drawings and collages, first conceived as a visual aid to study the fields of philosophy and literature.

“I felt the study of philosophy was limited by sentences,” she said. “I knew how the musical score functioned, how its meant to be read. It wasn’t hard for me to exchange a note of music for an idea, situation, or action.” Today, Voigts maps and diagrams are layered with deeply considered structures and emotional meanings, gently enticing all who dare to de-code.