SOLO SHOW / MAK BRANCH GEYMÜLLERSCHLÖSSEL, VIENNA / 2O14
The Geymüllerschlössel is a uniquely furnished Biedermeier and Empire-style mansion. Back in 5 min plays with the various time shifts and anachronisms of places like this which used to be full of life and are now frozen into a museum space. The installation is punctuated by stroboscopic lights and other surprises, aiming to shake up that typical reverential pace one has when walking through such prestigious, historic environments. Alluding to the temporary use of the house, the Fantome dust sheets create a residential “moment between.” Details give the impression of being frozen: a flawed depiction of a segment, reminiscent of Google Maps, as if the scene were “reloading” or reconfiguring itself. The Cora, Dora and Aymeric furniture series, made up of aluminium honeycomb panels, reinterprets the easy transformability of the Biedermeier Wohninsel (living islands), which made activities such as eating, reading or music-making possible in one and the same room. Formally they refer to simple traditional rural furniture which was also multi-purposed and could be reconfigured for both work and dining. To supplement the extensive watch collection exhibited in the villa, two of the 24h LCD clock series are also displayed.
MAK (Austrian Museum of
Applied Arts/Contemporary Art)
Curator: Thomas Geisler
MAK / Mika K. Wisskirchen
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