Extinction Ballads pt. 1
Global flora
Digital works based on found footage photography of online archives of recently extinct plant species. 
2021


Salzamt Linz (exhibition with Simon Lehner and
Flavia Mazzanti, 2021, in cooperation with Bildrecht, Ars Electronica
Festival and Salzamt | UV-Prints on PVC-Foil
Photo: Anna-Katharina Nickel, 2021




“The digital works include found-footage footage of recently extinct or endangered plants. Michaela Putz translates the evidence of former diversity into a transfiguring baroque aesthetic, interrupted only by the smudgy traces of the often inconsequential scrolling we find on our tablets and smartphones. In the work, the artist refers to a conspicuously invasive-destructive element of human action as well as to the increasingly evident futility of fleeting ‘gestures’.” (translated from a text by Esther Mlenek)

Orgiastic images for dying species. A visual ballad about what will have been. - We live in abundant times. There is more than enough it seems, a steady growth of population, production, products. But then, we know this is not true. We live in baroque opulence while glaciers are melting, insects are dying, and countless species are about to go extinct. Our attempts to save them fail while we still try to entertain ourselves. Scrolling, swiping, tapping our phones to watch what is left. This is where they will end. As images and data. Images of a nature that became a well documented stranger. Soon to be memorized online, consumed on our screens.
   
Archival Fine Art Prints, limited Edition  (Ed. 2+1)
UV-Prints on PVC Foil
Various dimensions





“Flora Iranica” at Yassi Foundation, Teheran/Iran
July 2022
Photo: Yassi Foundation


Landesgalerie Burgenlandi, 2021 
Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth, framed (125x75cm)
Photo: Kerstin Kremser, KBB



Salzamt Linz (exhibition with Simon Lehner and Flavia Mazzanti, 2021,
in cooperation with Bildrecht, Ars Electronica Festival and Salzamt | UV-Prints on PVC-Foil
Photo: Anna-Katharina Nickel, 2021




Salzamt Linz (exhibition with Simon Lehner and Flavia Mazzanti, 2021,
in cooperation with Bildrecht, Ars Electronica Festival and Salzamt | UV-Prints on PVC-Foil
Photo: Anna-Katharina Nickel, 2021


Proximity and Distance
Flederhaus and KulturQuartier Seestadt, Vienna, July - September 2022
Photo on MDF, 2022


Proximity and Distance
Flederhaus and KulturQuartier Seestadt, Vienna, July - September 2022
Photo on MDF, 2022



ConClusius Güssing, 2021
Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth,
framed with museum glass, 125x75cm





Vienna Art Week Open Studio 
Installation in cooperation with Bettina Eigner


ConClusius Güssing, 2021
Fine Art Prints on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth,
framed, various dimensions


Extinction Ballds #03
2021
Fine Art Prints on Hahnemühle Ultra Smooth,
framed, 100x60cm


Umgesetzt durch die Förderung des Landes Burgenland.


2022
© All works are under the
copyright of Michaela Putz