Teleplasmatic Views of Vienna: Martin Reinhart / Virgil Widrich

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    Festival Centre
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On two corresponding screens the video installation Teleplasmatic Views of Vienna deconstructs and reinterprets Vienna’s Stephansplatz. Similar to a scientific measurement, the two views of Austria’s most photographed city motif make visible what in fact determines the highly frequented location: a sea of iridescent tourists that constantly sweeps around the buildings and streets. In the first view, the surrounding architecture appears almost hyper-realistic whilst the moving bodies stand out as fragile, short-lived and unstable formations. Similarily, the second, much more abstract picture, seems to redeem Francis Bacon’s famous commentary on his own paintings, in which he states that human presence should always leave traces on the canvas. In the urban space, stretched to infinity in terms of time, only what moves within is inscribed, following this thought. The traces thus created manifest themselves for a brief moment before diffusing into the cityscape as an ephemeral layer of memory.

Exhibition run: 21.03. – 06.04.2019
Opening: 20.03.2019, 7 p.m.

Participating artists: Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich

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30.03.2019, 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Photo of the Day with Virgil Widrich