Walk-in collage in space, billboard posters, wood
Series of analogue photographs
Anita Witek’s installation Reset is reminiscent of folding screens, circular cut-outs puncture the material: exhibition space and pictorial level collapse into a singularity.
Witek uses found material. Her collages draw on an extensive collection of reproductions from mass media, newspapers and posters – ephemera, if one considers their conventional function – from which the central visual information has been removed. What remains are the cut out backgrounds, pictorial borders and silhouettes that have been separated with a knife: the shapes of our desires. The enchanting beauty of Witek’s collages – what attracts us – originates in the interplay of similarities and differences. Abstract formations that are self-referential and remain paradoxical while appearing familiar, just like what they are made of.
Reset – Art Brussels with l’étrangère Gallery London, Brussels (B)
Reset– European Month of Photography, Galerie Medium, Bratislava (SK) ©Wolfgang Thaler
Collage II_Welcome Home – Fotogalerie Wien, Wien (A) © Michael Michlmayr