Sense and record
Guest Lecture with Ulrike Königshofer
The lecture features recent works by Ulrike Königshofer, that deal with the human perception as a process which transfers the surrounding environment into information. The recording process reduces and abstracts qualities as color or temperature and thereby totally withdraws them from their usual appearance. The works focus on systems of transfer and retransfer and the link between an object and its representation. How similar to an object does a recording have to be?
In her works, Ulrike Königshofer deals with the human perception, its relativity and the relation of its generated images to the world. Her artistic process is often analytic and experimental; she constructs her own apparatuses or methods of seeing and recording things. Born in the Austrian province of Styria in 1981, Königshofer holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2012 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Cité des Arts International in Paris. Her works were already shown at several exhibitions in Austria and beyond. Solo shows included "Dinge, die andere Dinge sind" at Halle für Kunst und Medien in Graz and "The Backside of Seeing" at studio das weisse haus in Vienna. She has received numerous awards for her work such as the Theodor Körner Award and the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Scholarship, and is currently holding a scholarship for Fine Arts awarded by the Austrian State. In early 2017, the Verlag für Moderne Kunst will publish Königshofer's new monograph with the title On Perception. She works as a visual artist in Vienna. http://www.ulrikekoenigshofer.at