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Retortenbaby

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.

 

 Tourné

 As a site-specific installation for a kindergarten in upper Austria ‘TourneĢ’ 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.