Galerie Michaela Stock presents
EVELYN LOSCHY | UNDER DESTRUCTION | ZONE 1 | Booth: G27
While this phrase can basically describe the ethos of "Under Destruction", the exhibition raises the stakes normally linked with such a deleterious theme. Not only does it explore the various modes of destruction in art, but, more importantly, it also addresses to what ends it is implemented. Auto-destructive art is a term invented by the artist Gustav Metzger in the early 1960s to describe radical artworks, in which destruction was part of the process of creating the work and the victim becomes the piece of art itself.
The exhibition for viennacontemporary –Zone 1 has undertaken the task to highlight this phenomenon displaying works like kinetic sculptures and performances (video and photography). Evelyn Loschy works with identity and thematically intersect to sharpen one's view of the complex processes of the human being, the focus lying on its existence, both torn between (social) standards, (physical-emotional) possibilities and artistic strategies and refers to the modern history and circumstances conditioned by political structures and economical changes. She tells a story of resistance, inner conflicts and the struggle for power and subjection. The gaze is trained on traces left behind by the image creation process in mental, virtual and haptic spaces
Evelyn Loschy's kinetic sculptures untitled [kinetic sculpture #4] and IS IT ME represents a substantial part of the booth. The two auto-destructive sculptures are contrasted by the stop-motion video ENTKOPPELUNG (DECOUPLING) and the performance documentation lost memories. In contrast to her sculptural work which tends to rely on a mechanics of destruction, these two other works , the video and the wall pieces explore a more subtle and sensitive relationship between action and material.
Evelyn Loschy was born 1980 in Graz (Austria) and studied "Transmedia Art" with Brigitte
Kowanz at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and graduation in 2013 as well as
"Audio-visual Art" at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. She studied "Constructive,
Multimedia-based Sculpture" and "Media Art" at the University of Arts in Berlin.
Loschy is co-founder of "Lafin C'estmerde" (society for interdisciplinary art production and
reception) and drummer in the art rock band "Perlen für die Säue" ("Pearls for Swine").
Loschy works with a large variety of materials and methods, reaching from video, photo-
graphy, land art and location-specific interventions to kinetic, (auto-)destructive sculptures
which have become the focus of her work over the last years. 2014 she was awarded with
Atelier scholarship of the federal state Styria and 2015 with the prize design MAECENAS
STEIERMARK and the Arts promotion award of the city of Graz. She lives and work in Graz and Vienna.
for the Cinema program curated by Olaf Stüber:
MARKO ZINK | fred&freda and OLYMPIA, video, duration: 5,59 min
Our position in our world and age is defined by our body; our ideas and concepts of "the body" are usually shaped by the times we live in. Our body is our cover, the protection of our innermost self, holding together it all together, both the purely physical and the metaphysical concepts such as the soul.
In the five short movies out of the series OLYMPIA and fred&freda Marko Zink presents these double standards and disturbances in his two series, in a way that is more undisguised and feisty than ever. In front of a seemingly idyllic, naturalistic scenery, something happens that is only funny and amusing at first glance; for very soon, all the narration's irony and tragedy pours to the surface.