POETICS, AESTHETICS, COMPOSITION:
About the exhibition:
"The work shows fragments of a world that is not far away from capitalist and consumerist everyday life, but which nevertheless seem surreal and dreamlike."
CONSIDER THINGS is an exploration of the world of things and its relationship to human beings. Things, as part of the artificial and man-made world, served as the starting point for this work. Specifically, destroyed things have initiated and guided the process – contrary to the idea of destructive ending, they stand at the beginning of something new. A space of possibility for reflection and interpretation has opened up. It is an attempt to look at things anew in a time when information is becoming increasingly important and to pay attention to those that are seen as waste and unproductive in the affluent society of the Global North.
In the process, new perspectives and connections are sought. The work shows fragments of a world that is not far away from capitalist and consumerist everyday life, but which nevertheless seem surreal and dreamlike. Through manipulation and staging, an attempt is made to create a fiction that condenses situations, states and perceptions. Consider Things invites you to look for connections and find out new things.
Erli Grünzweil is based in Vienna. He studied Applied Photography and Time-based Media at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Based on staged situations and things he creates a surreal world of images that deal with sociological and socio-economic themes. Starting point for the images is the interaction between object, human and nature.
Fictionality is created through digital manipulation that offers an ambivalent cosmos where manipulated images don’t seem to be so and the other way around. Between fiction and reality a space for new ideas, tenderness and resistance emerges. He always tries to link everything together to find new perspectives and shapes.