10 July 2009

portrait - STEINBRENER/DEMPF

Trouble in Paradise - A sunken car wreck at the rhinos, railroad tracks in the bison pen or toxic waste in the aquarium are unexpectedly interfering with our notions of idyllic wildlife. Trouble in Paradise is a temporary irritating installation in the Viennese Zoo by artists Steinbrener/Dempf.In large part, the Austrian artists deal with perception of public space. They got great attention back in 2005 with the temporary installation DELETE!, where they 'erased' any advertisment, sign, slogan, pictogram, company name in a prominent Viennese shopping street. A phenomenon we are sufficiently familar with from two-dimensional representations and photomontage works was translated f into three-dimensionality. Delettering the Public Space.
::: all images via Steinbrener/Dempf

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