Vi! – The continuous state of suspense

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    Galerie DISTRICT4art
  • 192_Meinrad Hofer_Silke Grabinger_Vi!Iceland 04_2018_C_Meinrad Hofer_Silke Grabinger.jpg Meinrad Hofer/Silke Grabinger, Vi!Iceland, 2018 © Meinrad Hofer Silke Grabinger
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  • 192_Meinrad Hofer_Silke Grabinger_Vi!Iceland 01_2018_C_Meinrad Hofer_Silke Grabinger.jpg Meinrad Hofer/Silke Grabinger, Vi!Iceland, 2018 © Meinrad Hofer Silke Grabinger
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It starts with a jump. The choreographer and performer Silke Grabinger jumps, and by means of fast image sequences the photographer Meinrad Hofer makes the sequence of movements between jump and landing visible, the body appearing in almost abstract forms during the jump. Grabinger has been working on this concept in various collaborations since 2009; in 2018, together with Hofer, she finally achieves an “egalitarian” artistic fusion of performance and photography. In the photographs, the jumping human body embeds itself in the otherwise deserted landscapes. It is only photography that divides the time span of the jump into segments, e.g. individual images, and thereby reveals the actual movement of the body, which seems to stand still for a brief moment. The series Vi! captures the ephemeral nature of the performance as the accidental photographic product of one moment in time, and inserts the standstill of the body into the seemingly timeless emptiness of the landscape.

Exhibition run: 20.03. – 26.04.2019
Opening: 26.03.2019, 7 p.m.

Curator: Anna M. Burgstaller
Participating artists: Silke Grabinger (choreographer/performer), Meinrad Hofer (photographer)

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Wiedner Gürtel 12, 1040 Vienna
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Mon – Fri 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free admission

29.03.2019, 5 p.m.: Guided tour with the curator
09.04.2019, 5 p.m.: Guided tour with the curator

11.04.2019, 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Photo of the Day with Anna Burgstaller