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21er Raum: Philipp Timischl

"Philipp, I have ...

28 August 2013 to 29 September 2013
Belvedere 21Belvedere
… the feeling I'm incredibly good looking, but have nothing to say," the exhibition confesses. Stills and moving images tell us a story. It’s hot, the vegetation is Mediterranean and there is Aurelien, the artist’s holiday flirt. Friends swim and chat, relax and party while Timischl trains his camera on the scene. The shaky shots convey a sense of proximity, seem hyperreal. This personal world is presented as authentic, although this image is ruptured simply by being represented, and sometimes conveys the impression of a scripted reality. It seems as if something extraordinary, some anomaly, could appear at any moment; as if the everyday on vacation is in fact a fiction.
Philipp Timischl, born in 1989, lives and works in Vienna. In 2012 he founded the exhibition space HHDM - Hinter Haus des Meeres (Behind the House of the Sea) together with Daphne Ahlers and Roland M. Gaberz. His works were recently included in exhibitions at Perfect Present, Copenhagen (2013), Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna (2013), Studio Lenikus, Vienna (2013), Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt (2013), ONO Gallery, Oslo (2012), COCO, Vienna (2012), and 68squaremeters, Copenhagen (2011).