as part of FAXEN
Digital LightJet print, 2010
Dibond, 160 x 90cm
By transforming the logo of the former Austrian tobacco company “Austria Tabak” into an endlessly repeating pattern, an optical illusion is generated. Upon approaching the graphic, its monochrome clarity seems to dissolve into interfering patterns which evoke a retinal disturbance. The impression the observer gains – that of being torn between inclusion and exclusion – is echoed by the demise of the tobacco industry in Austria: an incident that had a significant impact on the city of Linz, as jobs were lost and the tobacco factory was abandoned.
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