SOLO Exhibition at OHO Oberwart | April 2018
Photography, Painting, Video, Installation
Starting point for these works are the surfaces of our digital technologies such as smartphones and tablets. Focusing on the cool and reflective surfaces of our technical equipment, they search for the traces we leave on them. In paintings, the gestures of wiping / swiping and their repetitive character are modeled; photographs capture the traces of grease, dirt and dust, transforming the signs of physical interaction with these machines. From these traces, Michaela Putz develops her own formal idiom, which goes as far as the characters that emerge when writing messages on smartphones: they are extracted word for word, re-staged and later photographically archived. In addition, a video work shows the importance of the body in the exercise of these gestures.