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BUTOH – TRACE (2011 – on-going)
A long-term performance project with Ela Cosen / New York-Graz-Wien-Berlin-Frankfurt/Oder-Frankfurt/Main-Berlin-Leeds
This work focuses on time and transience of life. Since nine years I meet with my friend and actress Ela Cosen to dance Butoh. Every year we follow the same trace in a different place and contemplate on our existence and current experiences. Through incorporating colour the traces of our dance are being inscribed on the canvas we move on. Thereby creating an abstract painting, which will find its completion only after we have stopped meeting and dancing. If we manage to maintain the project as planed through our lifetime, our deaths will give birth to the completed painting. Every time we dance, we move closer to death. At the same time our human vanitas gives birth to a new piece of art…
Presentation at Medical School Hamburg (2018)
PIXEL, BYTES & FILM – ORF III ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (2013 – 2021)
Art can bring awareness to the fact that there does exist life besides assessments, evaluations and ratings; a life where we can focus on subjects beyond the logics of daily routines and necessities; where we can deal with the deeper matters of our existence, think different, play, explore and research.
As an artist I wanted to open a window in television for the view of the artist on our world and society. Through creating a TV-series on the channel ORF III in 2013, now ten to twelve art projects per year are being financed and developed. Workshops accompany the production process and provide support for the artists, which are being chosen via an open call and an expert jury. The art works are being broadcast once a month on ORF III and additional digital outlets. I was able to initiate and grow this social art project as its manager for 8 years. It now continues to support young artists working in film and digital arts.
Over the years of its existence “Pixel, Bytes & Film – ORF III Artist in Residence” has been a cooperation of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), the Film Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service & Sport (BMKOES) and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
More about the project on vimeo.
THE POETRY OF BUREAUCRACY / DIE POESIE DER BÜROKRATIE (2020)
This artistic examination tries to find minimalistic beauty in bureaucratic language and aesthetics. Working on this series has been an act of empowerment while having to face bureaucratic hurdles in day to day life.
THE AESTHETICS OF BUREAUCRACY / DIE ÄSTHETIK DER BÜROKRATIE (2020)
PUBLICATION IZPP (International Journal for Philosophy & Psychosomatics), 16th edition 1/2017
WINDOW- & DOOR-DESIGN: State Hospital Voitsberg/Austria (2016)
KIT-TV (2005 – 2009)
Back in 2005 my colleagues Eva Beierheimer, Miriam Laussegger, Gudrun Gruber, Miriam Raggam and I started an art-TV-show on the community channel Okto-TV in Vienna. The show opened a space of communication for Vienna’s vibrant contemporary young art scene at the time.
The archive of the show can be accessed and viewed here.
MAKING OF KIT (2007)
Exhibition of all (at the time) produced episodes of kit-tv in the Demonstrationsraum at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Visitors could also participate in the production process of an episode of the show and record creative material at the exhibition site.
SIX HIDDEN DRAWINGS (2008)
DRAWINGS (2006 – on-going)
THE NEW WAY, permanent installation at the Fine Arts Academy Reykjavik/Iceland (2004)
Eva Beierheimer and I constructed a connecting line from the academy building to the nearby bus station.
The path emerged as a logical consequence after the “deer pass“ of the students, which walked along it everyday and by doing so left their marks engraved in the ground.
Natural ways are results of human movement in public spaces and they also function as communication lines. Ways are accentuations between spaces; they connect locations and people and thereby act like a language. If you are able to read the
narrow caved trails aside from the already existing architectural conditions, whole stories and plots start to appear…
here some pics from the making of…
…and the inauguration…