Diplom 2019, Graphics & Printmaking departement,
University of applied arts Vienna

Gagarin’s breakfast
welded ceiling supports, iron, paint, adjustable from 1.5–2.3m, variable dimensions   

Notebook drawings
30x40 cm, graphit and charcole on paper

I‘ve only ever seen the factory from a distance. It is ubiquitous on the horizon. The city that surrounds it, was built especially for the complex. The more I go in, the more my way of using my sketchbook changes. All buildings of the mill have their specific purpose and form station in a long successive chain. I can‘t tell where the floor ends and the factory begins anymore. Nevertheless, this zone is a self-contained system, completely independent of anything outside.

My notes outline the topography of this place, forming a sequence of structures and collected impressions. The drawing is not devoted to a lifelike representation. The connection of the individual fragments creates the drawing. The only thing that remains is its unidentified surface. According to Marc Augé, a place emerges as soon as it is identified as such. In the absence of any identification, the anonymous architecture creates its own space. A non-place. The conceptualized forms of the buildings and their impact on the environment become an independent landscape.