Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Photo series 8 x 29,7 cm x 42 cm Pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta

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Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

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Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

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Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

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Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Exhibition view, MUSA Vienna

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Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017

Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017 ("La Méthode" Exhibition view, MUSA Vienna)

In Portraits / Heatmaps, photographs from Viktor Lebzelter, an Austrian anthropologist from the early 20th century are used. Lebzelter performed a study on German immigrants in Romania in 1932, but followed an anti-racist approach. Remarkably, the viewer would not notice the scientific background of his photo series, as they appear like traditional portrait photography with the protagonists in settings like a veranda or in the garden. Within Portraits / Heatmaps, these photographs are edited in a way that a specific feature of the photographed subject is outlined and furthermore converted into a pixelated image, deconstructing the implicit mechanisms for isohating and outlining facial features in the portrait imagery and magnifying the actual intention of the photographer.

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Portraits / Heatmaps, 2017 ("La Méthode" Exhibition view, MUSA Vienna)

Fragments, 2017

"La Méthode" Exhibition view, MUSA Vienna

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Fragments, 2017

Fragments, 2017

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Fragments, 2017