Exploring connections between specific cultural phenomena, fiction and the quotidian, Gianna Virginia Prein's (b. 1990) artistic practice lies between written pieces, moving image and installed objects. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and University of the Arts London and holds a diploma in scenography. Currently she is finishing her studies in Literature as Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Selected shows include: The Second Aspect of the Same curated by Cornelia Lein at Tim Nolas Vienna (2017), Back and Forth to Nowhere, Lumen Studios London (2016), Excess Goods- you should be working Degree Show at Semperdepot Vienna (2016), Re- curated by Franz Thalmair at KNÖ Vienna (2015).
Recent artistic publication: Selfportrait of a Rectangle published in Pageworks Post-Digital Strategies of Appropriation curated by Franz Thalmair (2017).
The bunker, as protective armor, is integrated into the landscape. Used strategically, it’s a sign of a contraction, of a tightening of defensive resources which have to be ef cient and therefore fast, faster than... The mussel contracts as soon
as it senses a threat and closes its carapace immediately. Just in case it reacts too slowly, the inside of its shell dazzles in order to blind the invader. Similarly ambiguous linguistic phenomena break down a spatial vision. In the furious standstill of their transmission speed, they oscillate between being used and acting for themselves.