A Thing Called Nature
2019 - ongoing




This project marks an investigative “extraction” of a core question of Gerhard Liska’s response to the artistic material presented by Paola Livorsi within PSi #25 in Calgary, Canada. This is part of the project “Performance, Response, Extraction – Elasticity of Artistic Research. A project of the Artistic Research Working Group of PSi (2019).”

“A Thing Called Nature” is an ongoing painting series that investigates nature as performative agency, decolonized medium, and carrier of anthropocenic ecocide. With/In the paintings, the meaning of appropriation is renegotiated, and the unconscious strata of ecological trauma become opened and invoked. In reference to Jan Verwoert, the question arises as to whether dead material is really dead and if its ghosts might not also be of interest to the living. Which methodologies and practices do we have to apply in facing the sixth mass extinction to connect with our non-ego(s) and the planetary subreal strings, to establish a humane praxis of wit(h)nessing (Bracha Ettinger), and to unfold a (post-)anthropocenic, feminine-based paradigm of non-reductionist love?

A Thing Called Nature
2019 – ongoing
Biosphere on canvas
each ca. 190 x 120 cm




On show at the exhibition “Kunstraum Steiermark 2019” at the Neue Galerie Graz between December 12, 2019 and January 12, 2020.

© Exhibition photos: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Gerade diese alltäglichen Dinge
2016 - ongoing


Gerade diese alltäglichen Dinge
2016 – ongoing
Acryl-cellulose and emulsion on canvas
each ca. 190 x 120 cm



Untitled (Landscapes #1 - #4)
2015

Untitled (Landscapes #1 - #4)
2015
Asphalt, emulsion, acryl-cellulose on canvas
each ca. 90 x 90 cm



Platten

2014 – 2015

Platten 
2014 – 2015
Acryl-cellulose on paper
each ca. 90 x 69 cm or 180 x 180 cm




Heimatstädte

2015 – 2016

Heimatstädte 
2015 – 2016
Acryl and chalk on cardboard
each ca. 100 x 65 cm