Katharina Swoboda

Highpoint

Marguerite´s Desires

Center of the Earth

 

2016

Kaliningrad Zoo

Shasta

 

Penguin Pool

Pelzvogelkasten

 

2014

Zoographics

Reconstructing Z

Karolina

 

2013

Untitled (Flying trees)

Zur Sache Schätzchen

Grit Samsa

 

2012/before

Isadora

Betty and the Camera

Bisamberg

Transition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penguin Pool

video, hd, loop (3:20 min), colour, sound, 2015

sound: sara pinheiro, katharina swoboda

Designed by Russian Emgiré Berthold Lubetkin in 1934, the ”Penguin Pool“ in London Zoo is one of the most important modernist buildings in Britain. In 2004, the penguins were removed because of concerns regarding animal welfare. Since then, the iconic architecture has been ”empty“, animated only by water fountains. In the video, this emptiness is forced by masking out the zoo environment. Without the visual context of the surrounding, the ”penguin pool“ becomes an Utopian model again.

 

Exhibitions:

Draft Systems. WRO Media Biennale, Wroclaw 2017

Förderungspreis für bildende Kunst des Landes Steiermark, Neue Galerie, Graz 2016

End!angered Species. Curated by Dimitrina Sevova, Kunstverein Wagenhalle. Stuttgart, 2016

Living Images. Galerie 207, UMPRUM, Prague 2015

 

Acquisition, collection:

Wiener Städtische, Vienna Insurance Group

 

 

 

 

 

exhibition views:
Galerie 207, Prague 2015 (up, center)
xhibit, Vienna 2015 (down)