Spatial installation, Paulusplatz 5, Ortsbezogene Kunst department, University of Applied Arts, Vienna. 2017
Red walls, set of light, newspaper collage, bench.
"Seize or invoke" installation is a result of reflection about uncanniness and unheimlichket as well as banality of crime, that happens almost every day in every district. The starting point was an intention to copy and to mirror the fact of local incident, newspaper mention about it, and the surrounding. The red paint is a colour of mystery, crime, impatience and Austrian tabloid "Heute" where an article about a crime on Paulusplatz was found. A typical "Heute" page was transformed in a way the viewer can make a connection with the place where he or she is reading it and the one mentioned in the paper. A bench was taken from outside and placed on the photo in the newspaper page. The bench was modified by cuts, so when the view entered the exhibition space the bench looked totally normal but when a person turned around it saw that something was not ok with it. It was still usable but the intuitive intention to seat on it was cut too. The whole installation left the feeling of a riddle or confusion, which had to be solved but comparing, looking and coping.