Category Archives: Objects
. . . to be continued
2018 | Digital photo on canvas (250 x 150 cm), riding boots, single channel video projection (58 sec loop)

The work starts out from the famous Waldheim horse that was built to protest at Kurt Waldheim’s candidature for the Austrian presidency in 1986. Text material—in a variant of Futura which narrowly escaped becoming the Nazis’ go to font—has been fitted into the silhouette of the head and allowed to also become a mane.

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The Bottom Line
2012 | Mid-twentieth century Czech suitcase: 71 x 40 x 21cm | Share and bond certificates, 90 Mexican mould-made black ceramic skulls, brass rods

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Naming the Game
2012 | “Game box”: 57 x 35.5 x 13 cm | 100 Mexican hand-made extruded plastic dice with hand-painted dots, brass rods, share and bond certificate emblems

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Chain Reaction
2010 | Gunter chain (66 feet / 22 yards / 20 meters), padlocks, car paint, keys, cable ties. Dimensions variable (minimum diameter 2 meters)

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2001 | Found object | Pre-Euro double-sided banner advertising currency exchange, black felt marker.
Alternative Rocket Science I
2001 | Mundus stool, alkyd paint

The idea for the object came from the Mexican comic series by Ruis called Los Agachados (The Underdogs) which was ubiquitous in the 1970s. One issue dealt with a postulated Mexican attempt to enter the space race with all the implied political and technological consequences. I thought of making a series of “space” objects, each with a “national” flavour. The discovery of the Mundus Company [Mundus = Latin for “world”] stool here in Austria offered the ideal opportunity. The series went no further. Read More…

1999 | Installation: dimensions variable | 35 objects/paintings; English and German versions | Various materials

Braille 1-1280pxThe project comprises 35 picture-objects made between 1996–98. Each contains a visual and a linguistic element. The latter is in one of two languages, German or English and the “message” is in Braille, a written code based on raised dots to be read with the finger tips. During an exhibition the sighted may only look at the works (as in a normal gallery) while the blind are allowed to explore the works by touch. Since the Braille is greatly enlarged, readers have to re-work their knowledge of space – it is the difference between the page of a book and a house-sized poster. One of the most important aspects of an exhibition of the works is the intended interaction between the sighted and the blind. It is an exchange which illuminates different interpretations of reality. Read More…

The Peter Kien Project
1992 | Installation: dimensions variable | Approx. 150 objects | Paper mache, metal grid, clay, alkyd paint, wax, dyes etc.

The installation investigates the weighting of textual/documentation material in connection with (allegedly) archaeological objects and the story of the find. The fragmentary text follows the story of the find, theft and subsequent purchase of materials which are brought together for the first time at some point in the not too distant future. Read More…

Public Memories and Private Dreams
1986 | Public Memories and Private Dreams (standing version) | alkyd and oil on hardboard and corrugated cardboard, wood, cement | 198cm x 240cm

1986 | Public Memories and Private Dreams (wall version) | alkyd on corrugated cardboard and MDF | 297cm x 165cm

Two variations – wall relief and free-standing object. Read More…

Paintings 1978-82 (Selection)
1978-82 | Paintings

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