Annja Krautgasser (A): PASSING THE PAST
In this solo exhibition, Annja Krautgasser shows a selection of recent video works. The registered spaces are analytically studied and depicted within the adaptation by their new users. In "What Remains", relict newspaper buildings seem to want to talk with each other, showing each other their bold faces. Hallways are mostly empty, tables leaning around uselessly. Every shot is an imaginary glance to the past, with once busy employees filling in the news of the next day's issues. The only remainders of the former function are the large typefaces on top of the facades. With her architectonical portraits, Annja Krautgasser turns buildings into protagonists, revealing glimpses of their past.
The Austrian media artist Annja Krautgasser, artist-in-resident of agentur: 2008, was the recipient of the Österreichischer Staatspreis, 2009. Her net and video installations have been shown internationally.