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Alpin Museum Munich, 2000.

Galerie Freihausgasse, Villach, 1997.

36 alpine summits ground to dust

Mt. Sainte-Victoire Mont Salève Mont Ventoux Mont Aiguille Mont Pelvoux Mont Blanc Rigi Pilatus Munt da la Bas-cha Titlis Jungfrau Matterhorn Col di Lana Schlern Adamello Monte della Disgrazia Monte Viso Ortler Kitzbüheler Horn Schneeberg Guffert Rofanspitze Hochschwab Hafelekarspitze Großer Priel Rosenjoch Hochkönig Schesaplana Wildspitze Großglockner Höfats Watzmann Zugspitze Vel. Kopa Grintavec Triglav


 

DEMONTAGE_REMONTAGE (Extract from: TRACEROUTING: SYMBOLISCHE WEGE IN REALEN TOPOGRAFIEN in: Toni Kleinlercher, demontage, Triton Verlag)

Thomas Feuerstein

In contrast to Earthworks or Land Art projects that have arisen from a syncretism comprising esotericism, ecologic brutalism and a compulsive artistic expansion in sync with the times, Kleinlercher’s works seem immune and thoroughly at ease when compared to a naïve belief in the future or to fatalist astrology. If, on an art-theoretical basis, Earth Art tried to mediate between natural laws of necessity and artistic improbability – which Diderot had exemplified as between molecular theory and Venus’ derrière – Kleinlercher in his works goes a decisive step further by staging the symbolic transformation of the world and nature not as a landscape super sign, but by relating landscapes to historic, geographic, biographic, etc., charts. What we have in the work Demontage are processual transformations ...

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