JOUR FIXE with Judith Fegerl
Scientific Methods in Artistic Practise
SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN ARTISTIC PRACTISE?
Judith Fegerl‘s works are closely interrelated. Their development follows a logical progression and is the result of carefully
considered mental processes. Core to Judith Fegerl‘s art are the symbiotic ties between human beings and the machine, the
body and technology, space and time. She simulates laboratory situations and develops technical reconstructions of human organisms.
She augments organically grown material with inorganic elements to activate a poetical interplay between science and art.
The human body serves as a source of raw material and as an echo chamber exposed to sensual experiences. A striking feature
of her work is the use of electric current both as a metaphysical source of energy, as a metaphor for industrialisation and
as a prerequisite of the lifestyle pursued by our modern society, to breathe life into her objects and to take this life again,
to make energy visible and tangible.
With a high degree of technical know-how Judith Fegerl avails herself of the most varied of media and technologies in the development of her hybrid organised objects and space, which are always closely interrelated to the setting. The outward appearance becomes a key component of these artistic and philosophical but also political statements. (Christiane Krejs)
SOLO-SHOWS (selection); 2010 SELF, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Wien
2008 SIMULATING INTELLIGENCE | Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, A; 2006 White Light | Austrian Cultural Forum, London, GB; GROUP-SHOWS (selection); nineteeneightyfour, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; No more bad girls?, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien + Stiftelsen, Bergen, Norwegen; Science vs Fiction | Betonsalon, Paris; L’Art en Europe - Pommery Experience #5 | Domaine Pommery, Reims, France; Asynchronous Circuits | Galerie Stadtpark Krems, Krems; WAVES | Rixc Center, Hall ARSENALS. Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia