The mountain range of Hochschwab is situated in an interesting geopolitical setting in the heart of central Europe and in the center of the nordern Styrian iron-industry region. The massif is profiling a natural barriere between north and south and is holding an exceptional position within the styrian-lower austrian limestone mountains in it’s vast extent and remoteness.
An area where remoteness and aloofness are confonted with globalisation, romanticising attitudes with economic exploitation.
My work reflects the significant, complex media coverage of landscapes and natural perception, through which the Romantic theme of the sublime dissolves within various screens of projection.
I am questioning levels of observation and pre-formulated perspectives of landscapes in the transfer to photographic image and installation. The panorama view and the natural spectacle are seen alongside the architecture of consumption and possession. The guided view is intensified in my artistic work resulting in experimental spaces of predetermined seeing.
This background reflections in my work plus the obvious conflict in this region between globalisation and cultural identification with the romanticised mountain landscape are constituting the inspiration for my captures, prints and installations.