P. Baumüller, P. Wehinger, J. Forbici, M. Vicari, E. Petric, H. Gasser, S. Micheli

Tuesday, 23. October 2007 - 19:00
24. 10. 2007 - 9. 11. 2007

Bio as living in general stands for the nature in particular, Logical defines the rational powers of the human kind as well as the „consequent“ ones, but it stands also for the nature’s unexpected response to the interference of mankind. So Logical has an ambivalent acceptation on two counts, because it describes on the one hand the intellectual strengths, the man’s reasoning system focused on rationality. On the other hand it discusses just as well the environment’s res­ponse as a “logical consequence”.

Patrick Baumüller

1969 geboren in Biel in der Schweiz , lebt und arbeitet in Wien
1993—2000 Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung, Linz
1996 Artists in Residence Programm in Rotterdam, Holland
1998 3. Preis beim Kunst-Wettbewerb f. d. Ausstellung work&culture, OÖ Landesmuseum, Linz
2004 Innovationspreis des Landes Tirol, Arbeiten mit dem Werkstoff Holz, Congress Innsbruck

künstlerische Arbeiten befinden sich in Österreich, Deutschland, Ungarn, Tschechien, und USA

„Deep The two-part installation broaches on the one hand the issue of high efficiency of current technical means to locate shoals, and on the other hand the roundup of the last „money-spinner“ of the fishing fleets – e.g. the heavily accessible deep sea.

Peter Wehinger

1971 in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg geboren, lebt und arbeitet in Wien
2005 — aktuell Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien (Monica Bonvicini, Peter Kogler)

Next Generation
Recasted and mutated, coated with a material that is highly transformable and adaptable these creatures seem to have accommodated with the challenges of a new future.
Using children's plas­ticine to cast the form of his “Next Generation" Wehinger brings together two materials that usually never get into contact. “Next Generation" reminds us of the momentariness of the being and that one's remains are the basis for the development of another.

A newly-arranged biological material and its reorganisation, creative strategies of the natural ressources’ utilisation as well as a constantly prevailed supremacy and the subsequent uproar against the civilizing endeavor to domesticate are the issues Peter Wehinger wants to adress with his work „Chair“.

Jernej Forbici

1980 geboren in Ptuj, Slowenien lebt und arbeitet in Ptui (Slo) und Venedig (I)
1999—2000 College for Visual Arts in Ljubljana, con prof. Darko Slavec, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe e Darko Birsa.
2000—2005 Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia con prof. Carlo Di Raco

Forbici is confronting us with an idea of the future made possible by a present system, thoughtlessly based on the plundering of the Earth’s resources. It is an idea of unbearable circumstances in which man will soon find himself.
His work is a protest against the greatest illusion of Modern man: the idea of nature as a pure object, followed by the idea of rule of technique over it.

Marika Vicari

1979 geboren in Vicenza ,Italien,lebt und arbeitet in Venedig
2003 Abschluss an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Venedig (Meisterklasse von Carlo di Raco)
2006 post-graduate Studium an der Fakultät für Design und Kunst, Venedig

The trees and the nature itself are topics of the present works and describe the mental and physical condition of the human’s presence and abscene. It’s about the symbol with measuring in mind. It’s an exploration of light as an element which may be describable as a possible constituent of natural phenomenons, as a reason for the world’s beauty and as a constitutive evidence of matter.

Eva Petric

2002 Abschluss an der UN International School in New York City mit Schwerpunkt Kunst
2005 Abschluss cum laude in Psychologie und Kunst an der Webster University, Wien

Attitude of Chemistry, offers a view into an excerpt of a story of a little girl, who avoids easy instant ways of reaching fake happiness. Instead, she is looking for warmth because she believes this will bring her to real happiness. By this Chemistry of Attitude warns about the detrimental effects of the degradation of the natural environment on the psyche of people – an effect that is still nowadays pretty much neglected, even within environmental circles. It illuminates and broadens the old Greek saying of a healthy mind in a healthy body to that one of a healthy people in mind and body in a healthy environment.

Sissa Micheli

1975 geboren in Bruneck ,Italien,lebt und arbeitet in Wien
1994—2001 Angelistik und Romanistik, Universität Wien
2000—2002 Diplom an der Schule für künstlerische Photographie, Wien
2002—2007 Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien
2003 Meisterschulpreis der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien
seit 2003 Gemeinsame Projekte mit der Schule für künstlerische Fotografie „Reflexe“, Paris
seit 2005 Mitglied von YPU (Young Photographers United)

Since 2003 Sissa Micheli creates photographical picture essays, in which she is conducive to the issue of self-exposure in presentations of memories, voyages and dreams. The pictures string together to a story like filmstills of short films. On the narrative level the observer has sure enough space between each picture or film frame to fill this space again with stills of his own mind film.

Helga Gasser

1979 geboren in Villach, lebt und arbeitet in Salzburg
1997—2003 Studium am Mozarteum in Salzburg in der Klasse für Grafik bei Prof. Herbert Stejskal
seit 2001 Arbeit in der Grafischen Werkstätte im Traklhaus, Salzburg

Helga Gasser focuses on the inner world. She investigates her immediate environment, in quest for human nature. This resulted in ironic close-up views.
She says: “I am no Greenpeace activist and don’t want to sing songs with the text The earth is friendly, why aren’t we? – but it would be a nice title for a picture series.”