Iron thief, roofer, exhibitionist and sacrificing
CANVAS, OIL PAINT, WOOD, 4 HEADPHONES, 4 MP3 PLAYER
150X180X90 CM, 2019,
AUDIO: THE ROOFER 3:31 MIN, THE IRON THIEF 3:01 MIN
THE EXHIBITIONIST 1:56 MIN, THE SACRIFICING 3:52 MIN
The starting point of the work was a LAN party that took place with friends in a mountain hut in Upper Austria. The multiplayer computer role-playing game "Age of Conan-Hyborian Adventures" was played. In the course of the game, video and audio cuts were made. The audio cuts were transcribed and form the basis of the pieces “Iron thief, roofer, exhibitionist and sacrificing”.
Extracts from these pieces were recorded by external observers and written into a radio play. Products of reflection on what was experienced together on the one hand and the retelling of this experience on the other, they are two paintings created collectively. The work deals with shared memories and their transmission in a humorous way.
The expedition as a research trip, in which unknown angles are uncovered and knowledge about the existing is expanded, shifts to the level of the computer game and is reflected in the subject of the radio play. The protagonists virtually slip into the role of the people of the declining civilization of Hyboria, which, according to the short stories by Robert E. Howard, existed 10,000 years before Christ.
Exiled after a crime, the convicts find themselves in an unknown wilderness. In a dark, brutal world, the different characters should develop, discover new areas together and take possession of them through bloody conquests.