Around the world in a word
Created during the Covid19 quarantine each of these sculptures is a worldtravel leading from continent to continent by walking around it. One can travel from Golan to Angola, from Mali to Lima, Tokyo to Kyoto or Denver to Verden, Siena to Asien and Baku to Kuba according to which letter (s)he starts reading with. In between these geographical meanings abstract letter sequences pop up. It´s like travelling through countries which language one can´t understand to land in a zone of knowledge again just a letter later.
The sculptures can be seen at Summerstage in Vienna at the shore of the Donaukanal, Rossauer Lände 7 from June 2020 to March 2021. Curated by Thomas Draschan
Symphonie is a work developped for the show Manifest at Uferhallen, Berlin, curated by Isabelle Meiffert. Symphonie is a participative performance that (in this case) focuses on the problematic situation of the studio complex Uferhallen for being sold to new owners. Symphonie is a large scale floor painting in the public/pivate space. Words, written in circles on the floor turn into other words. Repeated loud by the participants standing in the circles the switch from one meaning to the other finds it´s acoustic form. Conducted by Ivar Van Urk under corona conditions. The performance can be watched on vimeo. Go to performance: Symphonie
The word earth, written in a circle, turns into heart, the art, hear or into nonsense words like thear depending on which letter you start reading with. The "Ganging Gardens" are dripping down the walls. Pictures of landscapes, artificially attacked by color hang in between.
To be seen until January 11 at Koenig2, Vienna.
thear, a performance held together with the actor Philipp Hochmair took place on Nov 22 in the gallery
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-Op Art goes figurative.
The cited practice of dripping paint is used as the basis for these pictures. The figures and forms follow the contours of color drips, while straight lines rattle the illusion.
tHEATer, a pop up show at Kleiner Von Wiese Gallery, Berlin