Dreams of an Electric Sheep, 2023
Discotec invites 3 artists working with different visual languages yet connected by a common thread. In their creative process they all form a constant feedback loop between the physical and the virtual world, creating an exchange between realities.
In the work of Simon Goritschnig, one finds “Everything is connected” – a motto under which he examines similarities and connecting points of all organisms, natural processes, thought structures, events and composition principles in the broadest sense. The Vienna based artist draws obscure entities in a VR software and 3d prints them as reliefs to further transform the original digital structure onto paper using a simple frottage technique.
In her VR and animation works Danish artist Line Finderup Jensen draws a colorful and sharp satire of our society. The virtual world she builds up is a humorously distorted version of our own. The topics of her paintings are often rooted in her digital works but rather than the language of absurdity they create tension and empathy by showing mundane moments from the world of her animation.
The Vienna based media artist Hanna Besenhard generates simple but strangely familiar shapes in a playful conversation with an artificial intelligence software. She merges the uncanny forms with a theater like structure and sculpts this image out of marble. Immersed in their cold stone arena, the masks seem to play in an accidental drama.
By seamlessly blending conventional techniques such as painting, sculpture, and drawing with digital tools, these artists prompt us to reconsider our perceptions of artistic heritage. With it´s ninth show, discotec invites its visitors to reflect on how technology redefines the very essence of traditional artistry and perhaps opens doors to a more unified appreciation of artistic expression in the digital age.
Text by Agnes Varnai / Discotec