A series of short portraits of buildings/structures that are significant for the network infrastructure. While the insides and the flow of data is hardly accessible physically, the hull remains the only visible representation. Using motion capture techniques the structures are moved, resulting in hypothetical distortion of the data flows and all the transformations that come with it. The viewer is invited to reflect on critical digital infrastructure and the architecture that is housing their personal interactions.
Lea Karnutsch studied contemporary and classical dance at the Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna. As a dancer she already worked at Theater an der Wien and Kultursommer Wien. She was invited to show her own choreographies at DOCK11 in Berlin, CerModern in Ankara and at the Stadttheater Augsburg. 2019 she received the „Austrian Art Award“, head of jury Christian Ludwig Attersee, for her own creation Vacuity. Besides her work with national and international choreographers like Nikolaus Adler, Liz King and Lorena Randi, she is currently studying in the masters programm "music and dance studies" in Salzburg. Since the beginning of 2021 Lea Karnutsch started an ongoing collaboration with the media artist and musician Ferdinand Doblhammer. Together they are developing and researching new and innovative forms of stage performances with the aim of merging dance, music, digital art and installation.
Ferdinand Doblhammer, born 1996, works in the fields of media art, music and design. His works deal with data security in an environment of constantly growing virtualization, the thereby provoked borders and border crossings. He tries to point out problems regarding media policies in our nowadays world through the usage of augmented reality, video and installation. Since 2021 he is realizing interdisciplinary performances together with the dancer and choreographer Lea Karnutsch, situated between dance and media art and co-founded the collective Flip the Coin. Ferdinand Doblhammer took part in several exhibitions, for example at Gallerie Krinzinger, Criatech Festival Aveiro (PT), at Parallel Vienna 2020, the series Ok&Jetzt at the 12-14contemporary Gallery Vienna and at the Medienwerkstatt Wien. In 2019 he worked with Chico MacMurtrie on the „border crosser performances, which were shown in New York, Munich and Vienna. He studied at the class of digital arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna led by Ruth Schnell and finished with his diploma work Sibling Inference. As a musician he performed i.E. in Leicester, Budapest and Berlin and released music on various labels in UK and the US.