in Raum 3
FLUSS DER GEDANKEN
EVERY LIFE IS MANY DAYS, DAY AFTER DAY .
WE WALK THROUGH OURSELVES, MEETING ROBBERS, GHOSTS,
GIANTS, OLD MEN, YOUNG MEN, WIVES, WIDOWS, BROTHERSIN-
LOVE, BUT ALWAYS MEETING OURSELVES.
A labyrinth intertwined on itself, with no beginning or end, appears in the form of a mirror. Its far side is invisible, but shows itself in its reflection pending behind the wall in yellow. In the spaces in-between, the observer appears fragmented, thoughtful, questioning … and is in front of, in, and behind the object all at the same time. In the moment of approaching, the observer becomes part of the object.
Produced by: Metallbau Eder Völkermarkt - Glaserei Kempfer Glaswerkstätte Strarzacher
The idea is based on the principle of deception, a way to let illusion emerge. Observing one’s face in the palm of a hand creates a feeling of security and allows a virtual moment to evolve.
Produced by: KERAMIK Hedwig Rotter
GÜNTER JORDAN – STEPHANIE BOUVIER
Hard. Cold. Static. Reflects the smooth surface of light and so creates a picture of the space opposite. But what happens if the surface starts to vibrate, becomes soft and thereby the room begins to dance? Moving reflections of a perception that changes continually, never pauses ... And then, after all.
Produced by: Tischlerei Strauss-Krumpendorf
REFLEXIONEN DER WAHRNEHMUNG
The Olioid, an artistic object of polished sheet-iron, invites the viewer to a fascinating journey through distorted reflections. This unique work of art reveals a subtle and yet powerful message about the nature of our perceptions. When the face of the viewer is mirrored in its wave like surfaces, the Olioid is playing with the limitation of sight. The distorted pictures produce a distortion of reality and challenge the viewer to confront the subtle shifts of forms and contours.
The distortion of the mirror image invites one to selfreflection. How often do we see ourselves and the worldaround us through a distorted lens? The Olioid encourages us to think about the concept of “truth” and to recognise the complexity of human perception.
Due to its polished surfaces, the Olioid reflects the surroundings and creates a unique connection between artwork and space. It reminds us that our perception of the surroundings we are in is formed and that our perspective is influenced by the outside.
The opioid invites us to question our point of view and to expand our perceptions. It opens to us the possibility to honour the diversity of reality and to discover beauty in the supposed distortions. This artful mirror challenges us to view the world with new eyes and to explore the facets of perception.
Produced by: Blechbau REINBOLD
The jester’s mirror as a symbol of vanity, but also of self-recognition. A humorous article of daily use, but also a scientific instrument and an ironic metaphor.
Produced by: Metallbau Wolbang - Metallbau GESA - Holz WOSTAL - Metall Springer Friesach
I‘II BE YOUR MIRROR
Arthur Aron, an American Psychologist, in his famous experiment had test persons, who did not know each other before, stare at each other in the eyes for 4 minutes, and he made a study of it. It came about that this relatively short but intensive eye contact of the test persons had a sustained effect on their further lives. With the mirror object “I’ll be Your Mirror”, a membrane is quasi erected between two persons, that is cunningly a transparent mirror. That focuses the situation, because one sees exactly oneself in looking at the countenance of the other.
Produced by: Glasstätte Starzacher - Metallbau Sauritschnig
WAS DAS SPIEGELBILD VERRÄT
We are vain!
Hardly anyone says that of themselves, “I am vain”, but basically that applies to most people. Everywhere we place great value on a cultivated appearance, and at every opportunity we use the mirror to pamper our own vanity and to impress others.
Produced by: Glaserei XXXXXXX
G L A N Z R O L L E
The “GLANZROLLE / Shining Role” comes from Kos’ series of „Synonym Sculptures“, which is based on a maximum of artistic compression of form and concept.
On the semantic level, the form becomes the identical mirror of its concept —and vice versa. What you see is what you read.
As a sculptor, Michael Kos is not concerned about setting letters in a material, but rather he is concerned about sculptural determination, about form-concept pairs that allow only extremely limited congruence.
On the symbolic level, GLANZROLLE transcends itself. The sculpture contextualises its mirror surfaces in the cultural sphere of the theater and so opens up the strong form concepts to polysemy.
Produced by: Metallbau Wolbang
DER GROSSE MORGEN
KARSTEN K. KREBS
Whether as a gateway to the underworld as in Jean Cocteau‘s Orphée from 1950 or in the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers, the mirror has something magically irrational. The Magic Gate demonstrates this in that it inserts an imaginary dimension - the red mouth - as a virtual level between the observers of themselves and their mirror image, and this begins to communicate with itself silently from the “OFF”.
Produced by: Metallbau Bergner - Tischlerei Perdacher Klagenfurt
MIRROR TANJA PRUŠNIK MIRROR – WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ... IS IT
A mirror in oversized diamond shape lets your own mirror image appear simultaneously in various sequences, broken up. The tranquillising of the self occurs when you step to the side, that is outside of the effectiveness of the diamond. The diamond as a further-developed form has an artistic appearance in Tanja Pru šnik’s work, sometimes as a vinyl record (Café DIAMANT), sometimes of acrylic glass (“Tisch(k)lein”). And now as a mirror.
Produced by: Glasstätte Tschebull Velden - Tischler GOMERNIK
SE FOSSI DIO
Vanity and the self-elevation of the “I” is found not only in the mirror image of its daily cultivation, but it is determined much more by neoliberal social and belief forms, whose ideals one thinks they must match. The title “se fossi dio -if I were God” implies longing for an unreachable ideal standard, to which one continually sacrifices onself, but yet one lives only in the imagination.
Produced by: Schlosserei Marginter