Innsbruck, Kufstein, Landeck & Schwaz
The poster and postcard series Voids is inspired by the woodcut prints of the Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian I.. The various empty spaces and unfinished elements of the original prints pose key areas of interest. Since the prints were never completed, there are numerous gaps in the 147 sheets. These are visible as black sections – areas initially left blank for inscriptions but never finalised. For Voids, eight graphics are extracted from the woodcuts that present these gaps as independent works. In contrast to the opulent prints of the Triumphal Procession, the reworked graphics are kept simple and abstract in black and white.
The mode of presentation of these works as posters in public spaces is a reference to the original intention of the woodcuts as a means of propaganda proclaiming the glory and splendour of Emperor Maximilian I.. In contrast, the graphics depicted in Voids provide a subtle intervention, or rather a disturbance. In their incompleteness, they allude to the many blanks and inconsistencies inherent in historiography.
Citylights ( 27.06. – 24.07.2019): bus stop Rennweg/Congresshaus-Hofburg, bus stop Kaiserjägerstraße/police station
Posters (03.07. – 12.08.2019): Innsbruck: Höttinger Gasse 8, Ing.Etzel-Straße/Dreiheiligenstraße, Karmelitergasse 12, Pembauerstraße; Kufstein: Salurnerstraße 1; Landeck: Malserstraße 49/bus stop B171; Schwaz: Müncherstraße/bus stop at the Schwazer Innbrücke direction Innsbruck, Rennhammergasse 14