Heimo Zobernig


Nr. 23, 2005 by Heimo Zobernig
video, colour, sound, 9 min 26 sec, loop
video projection, projection screens
dimensions variable
Image courtesy the artist and Pestorius Projects

HEIMO ZOBERNIG (b.1958, Austria) employs various media to address a distinct selection of artistic problems in Modernism. In Nr. 23 (2005) exhibited in LANDSEASKY, Zobernig uses chroma-key post-production effects to introduce layers of spatial views and in turn highlight the materiality of the medium. The video alternates between flat monochrome blue and external views to a garden through gridded windows and venetian blinds. The artist, moving the blinds and the projection screens up and down, performs a repertoire of movements to create the editing framework. The projection sometimes exposes the screens (the real image support) at other times camouflaging the elements, perpetuating honest confusion about the verge of materiality and the editing technique.

Zobernig has had a great number of international exhibitions, among them Documenta 9 and X in Kassel, solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, the Kunsthalle Basel, the K21, Düsseldorf, the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Galleria Civica di Modena, curated by Cornelia Lauf, Modena. He lives in Vienna.