Considering material art production rather as process based traces than self-contained oeuvres, ‘Retortenbaby’ I and II focuss on the relativity of the autonomous art work. Alike an input in a diary, any object represents only a fraction of the artistic reflexion, which can never be apprehended in its entirety. Strongly related to the approach of the artist as a brand and a promising genius-like individual, the installation suggests a non-sacral percep- tion of the artwork as a counterclaim to the contemporary art world. Authorship, cults of ingeniousness and the masterpiece get replaced through collective, multiple originators and a possibly everlasting transformation of the artwork: thus the role-models of the artist, the spectator and the oeuvre are questioned and put into a new order. Christine Hopfer and Patric Sandri, an artist and a non-artist, were invited to use my objects as modules to create their proper installation exposed as their own artwork in two exhibitions. Comparable to a ready made the modules can be transformed and configured with new contents according to the diverging approaches of the multiple authors.
Wann ist jetzt
,Wann ist jetzt‘ is an installation based on flexible modules, that adresses the artworks processuality and two contradictory art-historical aspects of painting being considered either as a body or as a plane. The installation has been transformed during the exhibitions duration and involved the spectator in the visual process.
As a site-specific installation for a kindergarten in upper Austria ‘Tourné’ consists of six modules created in a playful collaboration with six children. In the projects conception, the architectural and social structure of the kindergarten was chosen as a formal instruction and a reference to the very particular locality for creating an artwork. Therefore the luminous elements of the staircase had been reproduced in various colors and conceptually transformed from their function as lamps into objects. The order and selection of the objects was decided by the participating children, thus determining the projects visual result in a multiple authorship.
with Antonin Giroud Delorme
Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Lithuania
Originating in an examination of the KKCs curatorial guideline ‘one hour local time’ the col- laborative proposal consists of an alternating, human scaled tool for the experience of time. Opposing two different models of a steady and a irregular, subjective notion of time, the spectator is invited to actively fuse the two poles according to his individual spatio- temporal pace. Contrary to the requestement of a functional organization of time in society the artists suggest the participation in a fortification of a proper perception of movement in a lapse of time. The materials of the installation thereby reveal their temporal progress in a constant transformation of their physical appearance as a record of while.
with Patric Sandri and Klaus Stefan
2nd Tbilisi Triennale - SOS Self organized systems, Georgia
,Georgia Inness‘ is a manifesto-like manual for an interactive transformation of the medium of painting into the actual space as a social event. The collaborative proposal can be realized as a self organized system in any place of the world without needing the authors, which represent rather initi- ators than creators in this project: the interpretative accomplishment has to be done by the participants. The manual was developed in a collaboration with Klaus Stephan and Patric Sandri and was applied for the first time in a participatory performance held during the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia.
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