JULIA HOHENWARTER *1980, lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
My interests concentrate on classic sculptural questions as of gravity, connectedness, absence and presence. I focus on the tense relations between the consistencies of empowerment and spatialization. Therefor I would introduce strategies of capturing space. I would rather think space from the center than from its boundaries and reflect upon possibilities to stretch it here and there and shift its margins.
In my way of working, I like to emphasize the volatility and precarity, the solidary moment in the material, the stiffening and the occupying of spaces. That all is in a constant process of change, and with it the instability and fragility of reality. For me this means dealing with a concept of site-responsive instead of site-specific: my sculptures and installations explore sites as the private, the institutional, the public and the social.
(c) JULIA HOHENWARTER, VIENNA 2022