Katrin Hornek — Latent Soils

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Katrin Hornek
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

On the exhibition

Katrin Hornek — Latent Soils
October 1 – November 5, 2021

Katrin Hornek’s work is embedded in the manifold entanglements that govern life in the Anthropocene. Departing from concrete places and substances, she combines their stories with found material and immaterial forms. The inextricable ties between culture and nature, human and non-human actors, between long-term processes and momentary events become potentially tangible. In her previous works, for example, she investigated the diverse transformation processes of mineral oil and translated them into performative settings, which treat different perspectives and temporal scales on an equal level. Hornek searches for artistic strategies to capture the gigantic scale of the capital-driven displacement of geological material since the beginning of the 21st century. In the framework of the research project The Anthropocene Surge (2018–2022), she traces the transformation of physical samples into datasets and thus the corresponding multitude of connections and interdependencies between analog and digital sediments.