In “Hyperartefakte” forms of clay, styrodur and paper are reconstructed, cast, photographed, and scanned in 3D. The final exaggerated, idealised, reinterpreted forms imitate digital materiality, gestures and objects. Shifting between clay and source codes, DIY and machine management, Xaver Gschnitzer creates a hyper-nature in which the linear work process is suspended and new forms and artefacts arise.

Xaver Gschnitzer (South Tyrol) is an artist based in Vienna. His installations deal with the imaginary and the illusionary, as well as the relation between media and materials, object and ideas. He graduated at the department of Transmedial Art, led by Brigitte Kowanz, of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.