Daniela Grabosch B. 1986 works and lives in Vienna, Lisbon, Cologne
2016 M.F.A Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT), Performative Art (Carola Dertnig) + Video (Dorit Margreiter)
2011 B.F.A Hochschule Düsseldorf (D), Fine Arts (Celia Caturelli) + Digital Media (Christina Karababa)
Daniela Grabosch‘s work is based on an analytical method. Both form and content tend to be explored. The engine of this process is of performative nature. In a present of neurotic economy and perennial virtuality, the human condition is in most cases dual: on one hand, control and (video) surveillance of the constant observation, on the other hand, the performative and conceptual attitude of assembling images and texts in a conceptual way (homo performans).
Self-perception, self-presentation and relationship with space are built in such environment. Daniela Grabosch organizes this condition in an in fieri archive, in a catalog that is memory and discovery of itself. The memory of movement as it declines. The memory of the body as a measurement. Intangible memory embodied by technology. Behavior, human movement in the retemporalization of anaesthetized daily life. The object and the technical artifact are analyzed as carriers of human action. For that reason it uses every possible technique (photography, self-tracking software, geodata software, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping), with the precision of research and the transparency of data collection. Her artistic narratives include the image of the human body’s presence, poetic texts in form of data, the modular decompositions of architecture, geographic coordinates in immaterial conventions: a constant and synthetic observation as an alternative to accumulation and cognitive self-positioning.
” Art is a constantly growing archive. “
Text by Sonia d’Alto, writer & art critic. Photographs courtesy of the artist and Ricardo Almeida Roque.