These drawings resemble construction plans of an industrial product designed on a computer. Individual details are highlighted in small sketches on the side Â details appear virtually 'clicked'. Therefore, the beholder receives additional information - he zooms into the micro and macro structures. Labels lead on to further levels of association.
Die Zeichnung als Frage
Born 1976 in Graz, works and lives in Vienna
1999 Industrial Design diploma, Fachhochschule Graz until 2003 Visual Media with Brigitte Kowanz at the University of Applied Arts Vienna until and Conceptual Art with RenÃ©e Green at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
CONSTANTIN LUSER'S spontaneous drawings represent records from bodies of thought, which are developed on paper or created on the wall, directly, by near coincidence. These drawings resemble construction plans of an industrial product designed on a computer. Individual details are highlighted in small sketches on the side Â details appear virtually 'clicked'. Therefore, the beholder receives additional information - he zooms into the micro and macro structures. Labels lead on to further levels of association.
Luser's installations illustrate the translations of drawings into space. The drawing turns into the actual construction plan. Constantin Luser creates a parallel world, where the parameters have been shifted and the imaginary functionality of the construed becomes the focus Â not the technical one, as with an industrial product.
Constantin Luser takes a critical look at media art and refers to the correlations between art, society, and industry. He has invited his friends NIKOLAUS GANSTERER und JEAN-CLAUDE FREYMOND-GUTH to join the exhibition with their own work. The exhibition is devised as an open system, which incessantly reinvents itself inside the gallery. The various point-of-views, approaches, and media converge as the artists, hereby, react to encounters with spectators.
In th image a draw by Constantin Luser.
Opening: 4th June 2003, 7 p.m. Â 9 p.m.
Exhibition showing until 2nd August 2003
NOCTURNAL VIDEO PROGRAMME IN THE GALLERY WINDOW
Curated by SKIP ARNOLD:
stuff from LA and other places
4. bis 14. Juni 2003
INTERSITCES is a 23 minute film composed of assorted scrap footage: footage shot to start a fresh roll of film, tests of different lenses, tests without a lens at all (a piece of aluminium foil wrapped over the lens mount with a pin hole poked in it), footage shot while listening to the camera to hear how it sounds and casual exposure tests (no charts of written indication on the film as to what exactly was being tested?!?).
Each of these incidents produces an image that is secondary to the reason it was produced. The resulting movie is a catalog of detritus, residue of a product not contained in this film. Once the original purpose of each image has been served (useful information extracted and applied elsewhere) what remains is the equivalent of an empty wrapper, a hollow shell. Images whose purpose has been served continue to exist as appearance only, pure surface, free to be put to any purpose or to simply meet the eye.
GALERIE CHRISTINE KOENIG
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