ViennaRosmarie Lukasser: Material Translation
Rosmarie Lukasser investigates the effects of digital networks. Based on graphical representations such as those of submarine cable systems, flight routes, ViP networks or hubs, Lukasser translates the digital space into her own language. The human being as part of the digitized world is portrayed by Lukasser in form of her sculptures called Annäherung an “ …bin im Netz (generation 1-2, 2010 – 2017). The postures of the life-size figures made of plaster and wire are adapted to the use of digital devices. The body parts, which are necessary for the use of these devices, such as hands, ears and eyes, formulated in detail and marked with LEDs, the rest of the body remains fragmented. The actual devices are not visible, but present due to the aforementioned posture. The third generation of her figures are made of earth – at the invitation of the International Terra Symposium in Kikinda, Serbia, the artist translated her sculptures into a completely new material.
Such a terracotta figure forms the starting point of the exhibition; in its material powerful and original it is squatting on the floor, totally focused on her mobile phone. In connection with light boxes, drawings and linocuts, Rosmarie Lukasser creates a structure based on a scale-free network, which is also exemplarily depicted on one of her linocuts. Another one shows our disconnectedness within the social networks illustrated as a black hole. Fascinated by these principles of order, which appear to be equally controlled and uncontrollable, Rosmarie Lukasser acts as an observer of nets, connections and dependencies. Her drawings, almost entirely titled as a manuscript / information filter, they are notes and sketches of her investigations. A recurrent motif is the Vitruvian man, who is not inscribed in the circle and square, as it would be in a classical manner, but in complete symbiosis with his laptop or smartphone it merges into a man-machine.
Rosmarie Lukasser was born in 1981 in Lienz, Austria. She lives and works in Vienna. After her sculpting apprenticeship, Lukasser studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the class of Heimo Zobernig. In addition, she worked as a co-teacher at the International Summer Academy for Fine Arts in Salzburg. After she was awarded with the Förderpreis für bildende Kunst des Landes Tirol (advancement price for fine arts from the Region of Tyrol) in 2015, Rosmarie Lukasser received the Förderpreis für junge KünstlerInnen der Klocker-Stifung/Tirol (advancement price for young artist from the Klocker Foundation/ Tyrol) in 2017. In the summer of 2019, she was invited to the International Terra Symposium in Kikinda, Serbia.
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions:
2018: Annäherungen an „… bin im Netz i2.1“, MQ ART BOX, Museumsquartier, Vienna (EA)
2017: Rosmarie Lukasser – Annäherungen an “…bin im Netz i2.0”, Klocker Stiftung, Innsbruck (EA)
2015: Internationale Themenausstellung „Welten im Widerspruch – Zonen der Globalisierung“, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (GA)
2014: RLB Kunstbrücke Studio, Lienz (EA), Annäherungen an “…bin im Netz i1.1“, Kunsthaus Graz (EA), DolomitenDomino 2, Das Museum Schloss Bruck, Lienz (GA)
2013: „Öffnung“, Schauplatz Kornberg (GA), Bank Austria Kunstpreis 2013, Galerie3, Klagenfurt (GA)
Former Exhibitions – Galerie Krinzinger/Krinzinger Projekte:
2019: AIR – Artist in Residence / Krinzinger Projekte (GA)
2013: Annäherungen an “ …bin im Netz i1.0“, Galerie Krinzinger, Parterre (EA)
2011: Artist in Residence Hungary
2010. Krinzinger Projekte (GA)
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