1000 poplar seeds, replaced with tiny silver gelatin prints
part of the group exibition more than one surface
curated by tsai-ju wu, site specific art / paulusplatz, vienna
stacked memories, 2023
installation, various stacks of different materials (glass, aluminium, wood, cardboard), dimensions variable
performative intervention recalling memories with Paula Kreuzer, live projection, sound
Stacks are structured forms of organization. Stacks symbolize order and system. But also preservation, storage, existing possibilities. You pile things that haven’t been used or done yet. Stacks can be reserve, providing unclaimed information or a sign of being overwhelmed. A collection of unrealized possibilities.
We tend to make pictures in order to conserve moments and keep memories. Even though there has been a lot of research on how the human brain stores memories and organizes information, we still don’t know exactly what happens in the brain when we remember something and how we organize and access stored memories. do we transform perceptions of situations, feelings, realities that we used to live, when we think about them? could one compare the brain to a library or a stocking place? what happens to these compressed memories when we reconstruct them? How fragile are they?
this installation shows a metaphoric depiction of stored memories distributed in the exhibition space. the stacks are composed by plates of several materials that are usually used for the construction of photographic images, similar in size to ancient glass diapositives. through a performative intervention, the installation will be transformed by the interaction of human bodies with the stacks.
Performance with Paula Kreuzer
november 11th 2023, 19h30, paulusplatz 5
part of the ok transit exhibition series, curated by Tsai-Ju Wu,
department of site-specific art, vienna
artist book, 21×12,5 cm, 62 pages
edition of 15 signed copies, printed and bound by the artist
experimental super 8 film, 3’17, stereo, 2022/23
Eyebrows are a crucial element of nonverbal communication, as they define someone’s facial expressions and permit us to read emotions from a greater distance. In public, people often tend to avoid expressing big emotional reactions or hide their true emotional state behind set phrases or superficialities.
In this work, collected eyebrow hairs are used as material for emotional communication in form of a text. The large format photograph of the actually placed hairs brings public attention to a subtle personal message amongst loud and colourful advertisements.
offset print on advertising column, Neustiftgasse, 1070 Vienna.
vienna, june 2023
group exhibition, Karlsruhe, 13.04.-14.05.2023
16 mm black and white film, projected on sandblasted glass, 01’50
cooperation with Paula Kreuzer
group exhibition in Bratislava
04-18th of november 2022
Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava