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HTBLVA FERLACH – CELINE AURELIA TARCHINI
“Palapeli” means “puzzle “ in Finnish and this project has as its motto “environmental protection”. Finnland was chosen because that country is a special role model in the area of environmental protection. The implementation took place in a kind of fractal puzzle, whereby some pieces are printed with pictures that represent the goal of a beautiful view of the world which Finnland approximately fulfills. The symbolics behind the puzzle is that one needs the collective or the solidarity of society to create change, or to achieve these goals.
Produced by: Druckerei Kreiner Villach - Isolar Glas
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ME AT ALL?
HTBLVA FERLACH – MAGDALENA MIKULA
Violence against women is a topic that touches my heart, and with good reason. Women are often victims of physical, sexual and mental abuse, whether in the family, at work or in public view. That is the reason I began this project, to open the eyes of our society. Looking at the mirror, one observes oneself with a hand in from of the face. This should elicit the feeling of such a situation of repression. It is important that we as a population assert ourselves to end violence against women.
Produced by: Druckerei Kreiner Villach - Isolar Glas
Looking at his own mirror image drove Narcissus to his death — similarly, the process of ageing is a continualindication of “changing oneself” as the path and duration of one’s finiteness becomes shorter. The lines in one’s face become multifaceted, and the hair takes on an innocent color. However if the tones become too yellowish, a silver washing for older women often leads to lavender-coloured “punk ladies”, that are no less optically conspicuous than the dyed rebellious “raster youth”.
Produced by: Glasstätte Starzacher - Tischler Wostal
ICH DU ER SIE ES
The appearance of the observer reflected in a mirror shattered by the artist is deconstructed into its individual parts. This pile of shards is poured out over a charcoal drawing and thus becomes a part of the picture.
Produced by: Tischler Peter Preinig
MEET AND GREET
EVA SCHLEGEL & CARL PRUSCHA
Looking in the mirror is also called assuring yourself of your own existence. Using a mirror horizontally on a poser table as a meeting area invites one to linger awhile, to put down your glass and enjoy the spatial expansion with others.
Produced by: Metallbau Paulitsch-Isolar Glas
ICH IST EIN ANDERER
The mirror has great importance both in cultural history and art history, but also has a centuries-old tradition as amagically symbolic object. In some antique cultures it was seen as an image of the soul; in the art of the European Middle Ages, it not only stood for modesty, finiteness, but also for sensuality; in the Baroque Era on the other hand it was a symbol of the finiteness of all human endeavours. The mirror is a medium of self-perception and narcissistic self-importance, but at the same time it is also a door to a parallel universe. With our mirror object, we have tried to play with multifaceted meanings — and sometimes also paradoxical and contradictory metaphorical and perceptualpsychological meanings.
Through the concentric combination of a parabola mirror, a cylinder and a flat mirror, that is in turn alienated through colouring, a mirror image is created that - depending on the point of view - is partially distorted, shows the observers on their heads and reflects them back in another color spectrum.
Produced by: Glaswerkstätte Starzacher Klagenfurt
ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW
My mirror idea goes back to the production of the kind of mirror that had a real boom in the Seventies: I mean the “psyche”, that is, a mirror with a winged frame, mostly as a component of the master bedroom. My psyche has both a psychoanalytical and an archeological dimension, in that in my folding mirror arrangement I actually call up a Cyclades idol, a female prehistoric sculpture that interests me very much. In addition, there is a diagram engraved on the mirror from my series of earth souls (“The Elements of the Earth are tiny”, 2021). Here, the psyches of the observers meet the earth - a remarkable process.
Produced by: Glaserei Leitl - Tischler - Drechslerei Gutsche - Metallbau Gesa
ICH HINTER DEM ESEL
The donkey stands for introspection and self-confidence, for stubbornness and obstinacy. The mirror is the symbol of self-knowledge and self-reflection. I stand behind my donkey!
Produced by: ISOLAR Glas - Tischlerei Tscharre Klagenfurt - Kramer Licht
RETTE SICH, WER KANN
garantees a good conscience with the daily rescue pillow.
So that even as assholes you remain consistent with yourselves. Are you so stressed out and in conflict with your moral values, that you can’t even look in the mirror anymore?
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REFLEXIONEN UND FACETTEN
…is a hommage on the multifaceted and transformative power of the mirror. The carefully arranged order of the mirrors in various forms, sizes, and angles symbolises the fascinating variety of reflections and perspectives. It is worth coming closer to immerse yourself in them.
Produced by: Gebhard Bergner