INDOOR

ongoing series


en:
For his series INDOOR, Kiesenhofer already spent around three years travelling to gay bars, saunas and gay clubs in places like New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, and Vienna in order to probe and question these spaces with his camera.

The photographs are framed behind grey tinted smoked glass. This serves to darken the images, and it restores the intimacy that is inherent in those sites. Kiesenhofer provides glimpses into spaces where access is otherwise quite restricted, although he also filters them—thus once again concealing something. The spatial motifs, which are already quite dark, are lent a hyper-real quality by the glass filters: black areas become even blacker, and the high reflectivity of the glass involves the viewer in the work. At the same time these images are about the absence of bodies and about blank spaces—thus questioning the subject.

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de:
Für seine Serie INDOOR reist Kiesenhofer in Metropolen wie New York, Tokio, London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest und Wien um Gay Bars, Saunen und Gay Clubs mit seiner Kamera zu hinterfragen.

Die entstandenen Einblicke zeigt der Künstler hinter grau getöntem Rauchglas. Das verdunkelt die Fotografien und der graue Glasfilter gibt den Raummotiven einen Teil ihrer Intimität zurück. Kiesenhofer gibt Einblicke in queere Räume die sonst nur sehr beschränkt zugänglich sind, filtert diese Einblicke aber gleichzeitig und enthält so wiederum etwas vor. Den ohnehin schon sehr dunklen Raummotiven verleiht der graue Glasfilter etwas hyperreales – schwarze Bereiche werden noch schwärzer und das spiegelnde Glas bezieht die BetrachterInnen in die Arbeit ein. Gleichzeitig reflektieren die menschenleeren Bilder auch die Absenz von Körpern und verhandeln diese Leerstellen – das Subjekt wird infrage gestellt.



INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, VIENNA; 2015
pigmented inkjet prints
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass
exhibition view at Art Space Argentinierstraße, Vienna


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INDOOR – BOILER, BERLIN; 2016
pigmented inkjet print
each 40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass
exhibition view at Art Space Argentinierstrasse, Vienna
together with an artwork of Sophia Hatwagner (SCALE)


INDOOR

INDOOR – BOILER, BERLIN; 2016
pigmented inkjet print
each 40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

XYZ; 2016
tent poles made of fiberglass, marking spray
dimension variabel

exhibition view at Art Space Argentinierstraße, Vienna


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, VIENNA; 2015
pigmented inkjet print
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


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INDOOR – THE BACKSTREET, LONDON; 2017
pigmented inkjet prints
left: 53 x 79,5 cm, right: 40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass

exhibition view at Take Festival, Vienna


INDOOR

INDOOR – THE BACKSTREET, LONDON; 2017
pigmented inkjet print
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – THE BACKSTREET, LONDON; 2017
pigmented inkjet print
40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

left: INDOOR – EAGLE, VIENNA; 2015
right: INDOOR – EAGLE, NEW YORK CITY; 2016
pigmented inkjet prints
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass

exhibition view at Take Festival, Vienna


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, VIENNA; 2015
pigmented inkjet prints
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, NEW YORK CITY; 2016
pigmented inkjet prints
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

exhibition view at Take Festival, Vienna


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INDOOR – MAGNUM SAUNA, BUDAPEST; 2015
pigmented inkjet print
79,5 x 53 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


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INDOOR – THE BUNKER, LONDON; 2017
pigmented inkjet print
40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, NEW YORK CITY; 2016
pigmented inkjet print
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – DOCK, TOKYO; 2016
pigmented inkjet print
40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – BOILER, BERLIN; 2016
2 pigmented inkjet prints
each 40 x 60 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, VIENNA; 2015
pigmented inkjet print
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, VIENNA; 2015
pigmented inkjet print
53 x 79,5 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

exhibition view at Take Festival, Vienna


INDOOR

INDOOR – MAGNUM SAUNA, BUDAPEST; 2015
pigmented inkjet print
79,5 x 53 cm
mounted and framed behind grey toned smoked glass


INDOOR

INDOOR - MONSTERA; 2016
wood, plastic plant, varnish
approx. 70 x 70 x 140 cm


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INDOOR –LE FULL METAL, PARIS; 2015
text on grey toned smoked glass
80x48 cm
pigmented inkjet print (mounted), wood
approx. 25 x 37,5 cm


INDOOR

INDOOR – EAGLE, NEW YORK CITY; 2016
text on grey toned smoked glass
80x48 cm
pigmented inkjet print (mounted), wood
approx. 25 x 37,5 cm


INDOOR

INDOOR – PLANETROMEO; 2016
text on grey toned smoked glass
160 x 48 cm

INDOOR – SLING, VIENNA; 2015/16
text on grey toned smoked glass
80 x 48 cm
pigmented inkjet print (mounted), wood
approx. 25 x 37,5 cm
led-stripe
approx. 3 m