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Solo show: Julie Hayward - home sweet home (over)

29 May 2007 until 6 July 2007
  Julie Hayward - home sweet home
Julie Hayward
  Projektraum Viktor Bucher

Projektraum Viktor Bucher
Praterstrasse 13/1/2
A-1020 Vienna
Austria (city map)

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JULIE HAYWARD - home sweet home

Duration until July 6, 2007

Opening Tuesday, May 29, 7 - 10 pm

"The question as to the role sculpture plays in contemporary visual arts is closely linked to the question of how it relates, as an installation, to the surrounding space. Environments as integral models that bring forth an artistic statement and generate meaning serve to call into question current life situations and their manifestations in culture. Julie Hayward's sculptures address the function of environments, focusing on elements within a domestic context and the deconstruction of their three-dimensionality. On a psychological level Hayward explores the idea of "feeling at home", focusing on the desires and illusions underlying this social construct. On closer scrutiny, the seemingly familiar objects confront the beholder with something that is apparently unsettling and evokes a sense of anxiety. But this reaction could from one moment to the next shift to the level of humor. A state of fear that can become all-pervasive but essentially is difficult to pin down and thus recalls Freud's theory of the uncanny - here something frightening emerges because of long-familiar experiences stored in the subconsciou". Walter Seidl

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