Audio-visual installation together with Michael Bachhofer and Karin Watabe-Wolfger
Collaborating actors: Leonie Berner, Julia Posch, Karolina Preuschl
Commissioned by the Klanglicht Festival in 2021
The installation feminitive focuses on the statue of Diana in the Eggenberg Palace park in Graz. Altough primarily known as the goddess of the hunt, Diana was also considered the protector of women and girls. In the installation, by means of projection mapping, she alternately takes on the role of Diana, a woman struggling with the pitfalls of patriarchal society, and Diana, the goddess fighting for the possibility of creating identities far removed from male reading and interpretation. The inherent symbolism of the content opens up a multidimensional space of potential attitudes, ways of thinking, and visions of the future for the viewer. The audio-visual installation feminitive highlights the ambivalences of our present and charts out our hopes for the future.
Photo: Clara Wildberger
THE LOST IMAGE
Installation together with Michael Bachhofer
In the last 20 years, analog image projection has almost completely disappeared from our immediate surroundings. Video systems replaced small-gauge film projectors in home entertainment and amateur filmmaking as early as the 1980s. In 2012, a momentous change took place, as digital projectors ousted analog film projectors in cinemas across the world. Nowadays, analog image projection can still be experienced in cinematheques and at specialized film festivals, which have become something of a last resort for the analog format. Nevertheless, film and slide projectors can still be found in many households, although they are hardly used anymore.
In The Lost Image, several film and slide projectors project light onto the opposite wall. However, there are no slides or films in the machines. So the slide projectors switch from one empty frame to the next while the film projectors shine with flickering light. In the installation space, several beams of light are traced using threads. The superimposition of the projected surfaces of light results in a constantly changing image reminiscent of the works of Russian Suprematists of the 1920s. Aurally we are treated to a landscape of distinctive noises made by the machines.
The Lost Image premiered at “Rotlicht. Festival for Analog Photography” in Vienna in 2021.
Photo: Karl Wratschko
Photo: Karl Wratschko
9-channel video installation together with Andreas Heller
Commissioned by “Showing Styria. The exhibition of the region", 2021
Shown in Vienna, Hartberg, Spielfeld, Schladming and Bad Radkersburg from April through October 2021
In this 9-channel video installation, the iconic Riegersburg fortress, a significant landmark and a kind of sculpture set in the Styrian landscape, is chosen as the starting point for artistic research. What constitutes the point of view of a picture postcard? And what role does the recording medium play in the perception of landscape?
RIEGERSBURG shows a cinematic circumnavigation of the fortress in nine sequences. Each film is representative of an important step in the development of recording technology over the last 100 years – from film tinting and toning to small gauge film and analog/digital video to iPhone and 4K. All film sequences are original recordings created with the corresponding (historical) cameras. The result: an aesthetic journey through time revolving around today's Riegersburg.
Photo: Christopher Mavrič
ICH BIN VIELE GESICHTER / I AM MANY FACES
Commissioned by the Klanglicht Festival in 2018. In cooperation with the Next Liberty Theater.SYNOPSIS:
Did I really say that?Peter Rosegger had many faces. He commented, objected, praised and condemned, only to then discard all of the above. He discussed every topic, often more than once, contradicting himself along the way. But who has a homogeneous world view today? No human being always thinks the same way. No human being remains the same forever. For we are all multitudes. You and me, and those people over there, too.
Photo: Alex Koch