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Pervasion by Maximiliane Leni Armann

  • Where are you? by Maximiliane Leni Armann


  • Another State of Matter by Maximiliane Leni Armann


Where are you?
Still from Where are you? (2018) courtesy of Maximiliane Leni Armann

'Where are you?'

What do we project into a room?
In 'Where are you?' one is searching for space, time and memories in a dystopian scenario.
It is beyond any humanity, sterile and uncanny; revealing an emptiness that eventually leads to absolute darkness and silence. What one may find, might not be human traces, but just pure spatial quality.
Combined with associative sound, 'Where are you?' is a journey to the edges of visual imaginations.

Still from Another State of Matter (2017)
Still from Another State of Matter (2017) courtesy of Maximiliane Leni Armann

'Another State of Matter'

You will enter slowly. Yes slowly.
Pervade the matter. Dive into it.
Turn around... and continue.
Don’t forget to breath.
How far will it go?
Go on.
Seems to be filled with nothing.
Turns out to have no ending?
An unfounded room, unspoiled.
Does something appear in the distance?
Into another state of matter.

Still from Another State of Matter (2017)
Still from Another State of Matter (2017) courtesy of Maximiliane Leni Armann

About the project
Maximiliane Leni Armann's latest works 'Where are you?' (2018) and 'Another State of Matter' (2017) reflect on human relations with digital reality. In her work, a camera leads the viewer into rendered locations – from an infinite landscape to the imitation of indoor rooms. Armann merges relatable elements with a synthetic environment submerging the viewer into gloomy, blurred and uncanny expanse.

While losing time and space perception, an artist invites you to immerse yourself in a new unknown scenario. Find yourself in a different dimension. Pervade the matter.

The exhibition was curated by Katažyna Jankovska during her internship at Fotografisk Center.

Artist’s bio
Maximiliane Leni Armann is an artist born in Munich. Since 2014, she is a student in Fine Art at the Photography Department in the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. Maximiliane has participated in group exhibitions in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece and also had her first solo exhibition in 2017 in Vienna.

In her work she eliminates accepted social conventions, visible and alleged boundaries between reality and fiction, emphasizing the uncommon. Maximiliane uses and transfers between various digital and analog media, what becomes one of the most important parts in her artistic practice. Through the combination and manipulation such media as video and photography as well as 3D-Animation, found footage and sounds she blurs the border between reality and artificiality and tries to find and translate a major node, which subtly resonates in human encounters and the relation to space and its dimension.

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