Village fig. 8 / Fertighausträume 2004
Installation view, 162 von 172 Häusern stehen an der Hauptstraße…
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, 2005
The black and white photographs in the double slide projection depict the
houses in a large commercial exhibition of prefabricated houses outside of
Vienna, a place resembling an artificial village. The images are juxtaposed
with text excerpts from the annual magazine, “Fertighausträume”
(“Pre-fab House Dreams”), which presents the new models of prefabricated
houses by major construction companies in Austria. The texts tend to anticipate
and formulate the dreams and desires of the owners-to-be, opening a field
between standardized products and the promise of individuality.
2 slide projections, 162 slides (German / English)
approx. 15 min.
Translation: Barbara Zorman, Emily Lemon