walk-in collage in space, billboard posters, wood
The installation About Life, 2016, is a site-specific piece you can walk on and in which Witek’s image-spaces turn into real architecture. Cut posters hang from nearly three-foot-high wooden frameworks and from the wall. The photographic gray gradients are interrupted by the flash of the blue reverse side of the paper as well as by the lines of sight in the space. The source materials here advertise retrospectives at the Kunst Haus Wien devoted to Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, and Albert Watson, and the images of their works—in changed, abstracted form—circulate new ideas. Throughout, “About Life” trumpets the coming and going of photographic images—an interminable stream, as one is acquainted with it in real life.
Excerpt from critics picks, art forum by Franz Thalmair