Work I did to the entrance exam for Akademie der bildende kunste in Vienna. I had 24h (3 x 8h) to do anything I want in order to persuade the jury to take me in. I decided to find advice on the internet, typing how to get into an art school.
The first day I researched the web, mostly google and youtube, put the links in one document and wrote some comments.
The second day I was rereading what I have found I drawing the main conclusions about what I ought to do to get accepted.
Finally, the third day I presented the conclusions and made a pin board out of the table I was working on.
People have a habit of carrying ID photographs in their wallets. Photographs are not expressive and the people in them usually do not look like themselves, however they tend to give an illusion of love and intimacy.
In this work I took authentic ID photographs from my friends and wrote controversial facts about their lives on the back.
The work is set as all the photos, with sentences facing the audience, are hung between two glasses in front of the third one so the reflections of the faces can be barley seen in the third glass, however not clearly enough to tell who is who.
In this work the representative, formal part of the person in the ID photograph is hidden, facing the wall and other things about those persons are revealed. These facts are puzzling because they are rather private and probably kept secretive from many people, especially the public.
Translation of the middle ones in both zoomed in photos:
1/ She had an abortion and her dad never found out.