Julia Dorninger: Orte verstehen | Understanding places
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Julia Dorninger: Orte verstehen | Understanding places,
Opening: Fri, Oct 1, 2 - 6 pm, Duration: Oct. 4 - Nov 11, 2021 (Mo - Fr: 9 - 4 pm)
© Julia Dorninger, Bildrecht Wien
Serie: Where the children sleep, Hänsel und Gretel, 2021, Aquarell, Tusche, Bleistift
auf Papier | Water colour, ink, graphit on paper, 70 x 100 cm
The occupation with spatial perception and spatial appropriation is an essential basic theme of my work. The focus of my artistic research is the lived interdependence between human beings and spatial structure. In the course of my artistic processes I do not consider space as something fixed, as a closed entity, but as an ephemeral structure that is continuously produced through processes of perception, memory and imagination. Moreover, I consider space as a social construct, as a result of actions and the economic, legal, social and cultural structures that are connected to or dependent on them. The function and use of spatial structures are closely tied to processes of social transformation, which in turn influence the perception and use of space.The title of the exhibition 'Understanding Places' references Marc Augé. For the French ethnologist and anthropologist, places are spaces that people have appropriated and in which relationships have been formed. In contrast, non-places are spaces in which people do not recognize themselves, or do not yet recognize themselves, or no longer recognize themselves."Just as a place is characterized by identity, relation, and history, a space that lacks identity and cannot be described as either relational or historical defines a non-place." (Marc Augé)Through the medium of drawing, I investigate how knowledge about the potential of a place can be generated and how information inscribed in this place can be made visible. By means of my drawing processes I gain new perspectives on spatial structures and surprising insights into their use.By dissolving places out of their original context, reducing their presentation and removing their color, I want to capture the essence of a place and achieve an atmospheric condensation of the experience with it. The drawing process does not only require an analytical understanding of spatial structures and subsequently a reflection on their interrelations, but also a sensual tracing of atmospheric moments. Thus, for me, drawing means feeling and thinking with the pencil in equal measure.Which subjective meanings or collective identities pertain to a place and which memories about provisions inscribed in a place remain? By my individual stroke, like a hand writing, I provide for my observations a subjective frame of interpretation, but at the same time allow the viewer space for reinterpretation.
Text: Julia Dorninger, 2021
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About Julia Dorninger
Architect and artistlives and works in Vienna and Bad Leonfelden (Upper Austria)Studies in architecture, TU Vienna and ENSAPLV Paris (diploma 2001) and Drawing studies,Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and ENSBA, Paris. Scholar at International Summer Academy Salzburg (Gerhard Rühm, 1999 and Jacobo Borges, 2000).Selection of recent exhibitions: (Re)konstruktion der Erinnerung I sehsaal, Vienna (2021), Das Konstrukt Landschaft, Foto Wien I Galerie am Park, Vienna (2021), SIAF, Salzburg International Art Fair, district4art, Salzburg (2019), Wahr-nehmungen I district4art, Vienna (2019), Urbane (De)kodierungen, Foto Wien I sehsaal, Vienna (2019)Artistic works have been exhibited at MAK, Vienna (2011-2021), Künstlerhaus, Vienna (2019, 2005), 21er Haus, Vienna (2014), Leopoldmuseum, Vienna (2006) and WUK, Vienna (2002).Finalist of Superscape, innovation award for visionary architectural projects (2018), Christian Doppler Kunstpreis (2017) and winner of awards in various international art and architecture competitions.Works are part of The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and various private art collections.
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