MOTIF – PHOTOGRAPHERS
Exhibition in the EIKON Schaufenster
Opening and Presentation of EIKON #96: Tue, Nov 08, 19:00
Venue: EIKON Schaufenster
Founded by Claus Prokop, Roland Rust and Karl Ulbl in 2004, ORTHOCHROME collects, digitalises and archives analogue, private everyday photographs and slides, which predominantly date back to the 1950s and 1960s. ORTHOCHROME's objective is to save these documentations of one's life from oblivion. In the beginning, the archive that now consists of more than 100.000 photographs, was available to curators and artists for public exhibitions. Meanwhile, the archive is not open to the public anymore.
Today, ORTHOCHROME uses the photographs for their own projects that are sometimes realised in collaboration with invited artists. The main focus lies in identifying peculiarities of these captures, uncovering contentual levels, and in making visible aspects that would stay invisible in a superficially authentic facsimile reproduction.
Capture: © ORTHOCHROME
www.eikon.atNov 09 to Feb 28, daily 10-22:00
Nov 23 to Mar 15, ongoing daily 0-24:00
Roman Pfeffer: Helix Deconstructor
Exhibition in the MQ ART BOX
Opening: Tue, Dec 06, 19:00
Venue: MQ ART BOX
“Changing things allows us to understand them in a new way’’
For the MQ ART BOX, Roman Pfeffer has arranged the Austrian Olympic team’s rowing boat, which is originally 17.5 m long, into two spiral-shaped sculptures. Before segmenting the boat into 16 parts by means of precise saw cuts, he used it in the video Brain Twister (Autogyrocopter) as a continuous rotor blade that turned on his head.
The ring of Mazzocchio is a geometrically-constructed circular shape consisting of 16 elements that hark back to the Florentine headdress of the Renaissance. The Mazzocchio was used by the Renaissance painter Paolo Ucello as a study subject for perspective painting. With the Mazzochhio, which is also exhibited at the MQ ART BOX, Roman Pfeffer takes up this form again in order to reassemble it in numerous variations, for example in the wall sculpture Mazzocchio twister XII.
Roman Pfeffer’s work deliberately eludes a linear interpretation. He creates multi-layered references to mathematics, natural sciences and art history. Roman Pfeffer changes forms so as to render them absurd, thus suspending and calling into question the existing order and manner of seeing.
Born in Vöcklabruck, Austria. Lives and works in Attnang Puchheim and Vienna.
„33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb 2013“, Innsbruck, Preis des Landes Tirol (Hauptpreis)
“33rd Austrian Graphic Art Competition 2013”, Innsbruck, Prize of the Government of Tyrol (main award)
Hechos, LA IRA DE DIOS, Buenos Aires
Foundation Tower growing, site specific
Installation, 21er Haus, Wien / Vienna
brain twister (mazzocchio), Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection,
Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venedig / Venice
Nervous System, Fotogalerie Wien / Vienna
Bildbaumeister EXTENDED: Lotte Sonnenschein, Temporäre Halle für Kunst, Linz
Art meets Language, Austrian Cultural Forum London, London
FRAGILE, BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Wien / Vienna
photography as fiction, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg / Luxembourg
Prozesse, curated by Alexander Streitberger, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Wien / Vienna
Wärmetauscher, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Videowall / Photowall, Wien / Vienna
METAmART Kunst und Kapital, Der Ausstellungsparcurs, Künstlerhaus, Wien / Vienna
Image: Helix Simulator, 8er Ruderboot, Holz. 16.6m x 4m x 1,3m, 2015, Courtesy: GALERIE RAUM MIT LICHT, Vienna
www.elisabethzeigt.atDec 07 to Feb 28, daily 00-24:00
Exhibition in the Galerie der Komischen Künste
Venue: Komische Künste - Shop & Galerie
No English description available.
Image: Oliver Ottitsch
www.komischekuenste.comDec 07 to Feb 28, daily 11-18:00
Split Screen Probe
Exhibition in the SCHAURAUM Angewandte
Opening: Thu, Jan 12, 19:00
Venue: SCHAURAUM Angewandte
The double projection Split Screen consists of a hat-game, running simultaneously with three nutshells, where a pea is hidden under one of the shells, and a 3-D projection with anaglyphs (red/green) shows a woman cracking nuts and a man spooning pea soup.
The installation Split Screen Probe breaks this work down into its individual components, based on the raw material of practicing a fixed pattern of moving three nuts. To enable this to recur on film, a formulistic sequence is required to always guarantee the same path for the nut with the pea. Despite all fragmentations, simplifications and slowdowns - asynchrony creeps in, causing confusion in the final cross-cutting. The algorithm yields to imprecision, with surprising results.
Gerda Lampalzer (*Vienna)
Manfred Oppermann (*Hamburg)
Since 1993, they have collaborated in the realm of photography, film, video, installations, texts. Their themes are often biographical, experienced or seen shapes, or in the form of finds in science, culture, the media. Their focus lies along the fringes of different media.
https://digitalekunst.ac.at/schauraumJan 13 thru Mar 17, daily 10-22:00