Photoshop Composite. Based on: Paul Citroen, Alannah, 1931
UBERMORGEN downloaded the work ‘Alannah’ by Paul Citroën (1931, Silver gelatin print and ink drawing, 24 x 18 cm) as high-resolution file from dadaclub.online. The portrait then underwent spacious and deep reconstructive surgery. This image can withstand inverted doubt and it can overcome its monochrome existence and serve again as prodigy of traditional photography. The work is a negative affirmation and a pointcast reflection on the necessity of a new dada-like movement in our current neo-biedermeier post-internet art-world saturated with glowing superficiality and on the imminent downfall of existing markets and channels.
UBERMORGEN – lizvlx (AT, born January 30, 1973) and Hans Bernhard (CH/USA, born July 23, 1971) – are European artists who work in installation, video, code and performance. They are doing strange things with software & hardware. Their early work is referred to as ‘Media Hacking’ and ‘Online Performance’, combining various forms of digital media into artistic action. In 2000, they created Vote-Auction, a vote-selling/buying online platform and were described by CNN as ‘maverick Austrian business people’. The New York Times called their 2005 ‘Google Will Eat Itself’ project ‘simply brilliant. Their main influences are Rammstein, Samantha Fox, Guns N’ Roses & Duran Duran, Pfizer’s Olanzapine & Hoffmann’s LSD, Lindt’s Dark Chocolate & Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Coconut Shrimps Deluxe. More info