Josef Dabernig works at the interface between theory and research, weaves documentary and fictive elements of a potential reality into analytical, abstract ideas. The installation arranged for dramatic effect into a gallery of gymnastics has been developed specially for the MAK Gallery as a projection room for the film of the same name and for an accessible environment of sports equipment, as well as for photographic allusions to specific works of architecture. At the center of the film are six actors who carry out simple exercises in a Viennese institution. In this case, it is less about achievement, more about an existential relationship with ones body. Communication is frozen in this tableau-like staging into the geometry of gestures and looks.
Exhibition Josef Dabernig, Peter Noever
Curator Bärbel Vischer
In 2010, the exhibitions in the MAK Gallery present artistic positions which tackle procedural structures, systems and conditioning in their cultural and social context.