Weltverschiebung, 2021
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)


An important theme in studio ASYNCHROME’s work is democratic participation. Their drawings and installations examine utopian concepts and visual metaphors from the past, contrasting or over-lapping them with visions and close observations of the present. For their compelling image montages, they use a huge vocabulary of graphic communication that can range from digital icons to visionary architectural drawings through to the image rhetoric of propaganda. In Weltverschiebung, the desire for public space is juxtaposed with the growing economisation of what once seemed like endless outer space. Through unexpected confrontations, they create media- and socio-critical images of an ominous future in which social classes build their own worlds while the sharing of resources remains a goal that is as disputed as it is aspirational.