brigitte kowanz, installation in the government district st. pölten
brigitte kowanz, installation in the government district st. pölten
 

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installation in the government district st. pölten



Clocks and calendar objects constitute one of Brigitte Kowanz's large group of works. These pieces, which combine light with time, can also be used and are thus integrated in a functional context. Directly resulting from a specific setting, the calendar, sensibly placed in the large lobby, is very appealing. Through the interplay of light and the changing time indicated it becomes functional. It is thus one of the most acclaimed artworks in the provincial parliament building.
Brigitte Kowanz focuses on light. In an interview she once said: "What interests me in particular about the medium is that it, unlike hardly any other, shows time and speed, has an existence of its own and thus constitutes a special feature of our reality..." Light (Brigitte Kowanz works mainly with white light) is thus a pictoral medium in its own right, creating light spaces, light objects and/or glass constructions which have evolved since the early eighties. Later elements such as the "self-descriptive potential of light" (Rainer Fuchs), language, conceptual notions and numbers are added: "The metric illustration of the speed of light as what could be described as its capillary location reflects it just as much as those tautological figures of speech in which the visibility of light and the designation of this visibility are addressed in an infinite plethora of idioms: Light is what you see." (Rainer Fuchs)