kozek hörlonski, with Alexander Martinz — Demonic Screens—Uninvited

Opening, October 12, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 13 – November 24, 2017

Demonic Screens is conceived as a three-part project. Each part features film images presented in the context of an installation. The artists have oriented the content and aesthetics of their imagery on the horror film genre along with its many variants, subgenres, and hybrid phenomena, with each part of the project evoking horror films from a different era. These historical references play out before the background of contemporary issues in society, politics, and the respective local scene. Part 1—Uninvited, produced for Kunstraum Lakeside, takes its cue from the classic era of silent film and the early talkies, using the narrative strategies and tropes popular in the period. To create the moving images, kozek hörlonski and Alexander Martinz first embarked on an artistic journey through the Austrian province of Carinthia. They conceive Carinthia here as a frontier, a land of beauty but one that can also be eerie and mysterious, which can instill fear as well as inspiring ironic humor through its artistic treatment.

Peter Kozek (b. Austria, 1972) lives and works in Vienna.
Thomas Hörl (b. Austria, 1975) lives and works in Vienna.
Collaboration as kozek hörlonski since 2003.

Alexander Martinz (b. Austria, 1979) lives and works in Vienna.

Curated by Nora Leitgeb and Hemma Schmutz.