TAKE TIME & RELAX
from 10.10.2006 to 09.11.2006
Jutta Strohmaier, Angie Hicks, Karř Goldt
Opening: Monday 09. October, 19.00
F O T O G A L E R I E W I E N
Währinger Straße 59/WUK, A-1090 Vienna
Tue-Fri 14.00-19.00 / Sat 10.00-14.00
closed on holidays
TAKE TIME & RELAX
In the exhibition TAKE TIME & RELAX for all the works presented the factor of time plays an essential role.
Slowness and contemplation the rearrangement of reality the role-play between the special and banal are characteristics of the chosen position. The observer is challenged to take the time and allow the works to seep in
Take time & relax!!!
A request for slowness and an attention to details.
Karø Goldt: bouquet, 2006, Video 100 Min.
The representation of flowers, the most famous being those from Breughel, often takes on the form of a bouquet. They are an important source of inspiration in the presented film. The bouquet stands for diversity, wealth, the universal and the abundance, the entire life and human importance in a bunch of flowers. In "bouquet" order and symbolic meaning tell the story of the loss of innocence. Originating from digital photography the shape of the petals overcome their form by translating their color values.
Angie Hicks: Drying Time, 2001, Video 60 Min.
In many works by Angie Hicks exist a connection between work and a domestic ambience. The video "Drying Time" shows the drying of a kitchen floor, which had just been mopped by a woman. This non-event is filmed in real time by a single fixed location camera showing only a section of the room. Through this strong reverence to painting the picture transforms itself from banal to a poetic contemplative experience.
Jutta Strohmaier: Passenger, 2004, Video 9 Min. 19 Sec.
With a fix-mounted computer controlled camera a photo is made of a room every minute over the course of several days. The camera is pointed at the inner side of a bank of windows where the transparency of the windows is always changing by the dominant light outside. While the windows allow only a vague or almost no discernable image during daylight with the break of dusk the background is launched into the foreground. What is seen is the facade of the building across the street. The central matter of the work is a discourse in the diversity of perception spectrums, with the alternating relation between different inner and outer worlds as well as the absolute relativity of this subject.