PUZZLING

diploma exhibition 2019, University of Applied Arts Vienna, exhibition space Heiligenkreuzerhof


"Wahrnehmungsfragmente sind wie Teile eines unmöglichen, niemals endenden Puzzles. Sie fallen auseinander, fügen sich ineinander oder gehen verloren. Das Bewusstsein baut weiter, selbst wenn das Unterbewusstsein Lücken in dieser Verknüpfungsarbeit wahrnimmt. Diese sind wie Risse im scheinbar perfekt Wachsenden, es sind Dinge, die ein harmonisches Ganzes stören würden. Das Suchen nach ungestörter Harmonie ist in der Realität vorprogrammiertes Scheitern, denn Störstellen gibt es immer. Sie zu suchen erfordert ein Überdenken der eigenen Wahrnehmung. Über was spreche ich selbst nicht? Was zwingt mich in meinem Harmoniebedürfnis, oder meiner Bequemlichkeit zur Ignoranz? Um die individuellen Störstellen zu erkennen, muss man die erfahrenen Realitätsschichten auseinandernehmen. Doch je mehr man sie begreift, desto unfassbarer wird die Wirklichkeit. Löst man etwas, oder löst man es auf?"

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Fragments of perception are like parts of an impossible, never ending puzzle. They scatter, fall in line or get lost. Consciousness continues building, even when unconsciousness detects gaps in the puzzle. These cracks are issues that would disturb harmony. Looking for uninterrupted harmony is an unrealistic aim, disconnected from reality, for there always occur impurities. An approach to these discontinuities requires reconsideration of one’s own perception. What are the issues that I do not want to talk about? What do I ignore, in order to conserve harmony? A closer examination requires the dismantling of the layers of reality experienced. However, the more one tries to grasp, the more intangible reality appears. Fragments of perception are like parts of an impossible, never ending puzzle. They scatter, fall in line or get lost. Consciousness continues building, even when unconsciousness detects gaps in the puzzle. These cracks are issues that would disturb harmony. Looking for uninterrupted harmony is an unrealistic aim, disconnected from reality, for there always occur impurities. An approach to these discontinuities requires reconsideration of one’s own perception. What are the issues that I do not want to talk about? What do I ignore, in order to conserve harmony? A closer examination requires the dismantling of the layers of reality experienced. However, the more one tries to grasp, the more intangible reality appears."


read my diploma text "PUZZLING", pondering about perception, here: diploma book file:///Users/Astrid/Downloads/Diplom_PUZZLING._Astrid_Rothaug.pdf

PUZZLING diploma show
PUZZLING diploma show
PUZZLING diploma show
black ink on paper
black ink on paper
aquarelle and mixed media on paper
watercolour, ink and pencil on paper
watercolour, ink, pens and pencil on paper
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watercolour, ink, pens and pencil on paper
black ink on paper
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