Eisenberger combines classical subjects of art history, ‘vanitas’ motifs that remind us of the ephemerality of existence, with elements from popular culture. The snowman becomes the grim reaper – yet is himself subject to transience. In the second picture at the exhibi-tion, the artist doubles the figure of Pinocchio, whose nose grows whenever he lies. The view in the crystal ball remains uncertain – glorious promises for the future can soon turn out to be a pack of lies. The principle of chance plays an important role in Eisenberger’s painting: ‘My [painting] technique comes from the paint itself ... you just have to let it do its thing ...’ says the artist. The momentum of the paint, its trickling and flowing, plays an essential part in the creation of the picture and is to some extent beyond the artist’s control.
In October 2019 I listened to animals imitating humans, 2019
Sound and Sounddesign: Paul Remund
Building rubble and fragments of sculpture cover the floor in Martin Roth’s sound and space installation. A posthuman landscape of ruin – yet solitary pioneer plants are reclaiming the signs of humankind’s exploitation and destructive power.
Training Democracy, 2012
In Training Democracy, Werner Reiterer explores the social demands of various opinion leaders in his own subversive way. Quotes collected from the American and European pro- and anti-abortion movements from 1999 to 2007 include protest slogans such as ‘Keep abortion legal’ or ‘My body, my decision’.
First installed in 2010 for the exhibition Mehrwert (added value) in front of the church in Quartier Leech, the fictitious construction sign marked the public garden with fruit trees next to the church as the building site of a spectacular architecture.
Ohne Titel (untitled), 2019
The photogram depicts a tensioned load securing net made of synthetic material on a scale of 1:1.
HI HAHA HYÄNENBUCH (hee haha hyena book), 2017
The Burschenschaft Hysteria is an association and a feminist project that satirically adopts and adapts the rituals and modes of speaking found in traditional male student fraternities.
Collage: Karen Zack/@teenybiscuit
As far as possible, artificial intelligence should eliminate human error. However, even an AI application is not totally error-free.
Targets are constructs made from telescopic antennas and golf balls placed in various positions in the Kunsthaus – on the ceiling, walls and floors.