Index - Katharina Fitz Austrian conceptual photographer and sculptor
New Project

Echoes, 2018

This new body of work takes the process of casting and uses it as a form of translation, from one medium into another. For the realisation of this project, I chose to work with the form of a column drum as a metaphor for stability, questioning the current situation in the middle east. Columns remind us of the continuous changes of history, time and place and the construction of logic and order within architecture. This is comparable to the structures of languages and the undergoing and constant transformation of the meaning of words in relation to their use in time.

I was especially inspired by the essay "The Task of the Translator" by Walter Benjamin. Here Benjamin quotes:" Translation instead of imitating the sense of the original, must lovingly and in detail incorporate the original's way of meaning, thus making both the original and the translation recognisable as fragments of a greater language".

Aftermath, Nottingham Contemporary Gallery, UK 2018

Katharina Fitz, Austrian artist, plaster cast sculpture

Current exhibition

Heimspiel Art Triennale, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, CH
Curated by Roland Scotti
16/12/18 - 10/02/19

Participating artists: David Berweger, Beni Bischof, Katharina Fitz, Asi Föcker, Fulterer & Scherrer, Georg Gatsas, Anna Hilti, Peter Kamm, Claudia Larcher, Silke Maier-Gamauf, Jiří Makovec, Morger & Widmer, Ursula Palla, Liddy Scheffknecht, Hans Schweizer, Francisco Sierra, Thomas Stüssi, Christian Vetter