assigning degrees of freedom
2017 III: Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck
2013 II: Museion, Bolzano
2012 I: Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
paravent, joints, wall- and floor resection, coating of glass-roof
Every location has specific properties that either more or less correspond to the ideal conditions for an exhibition space. And that is precisely the challenge that Judith Fegerl takes on as the starting point for her site-specific interventions, activating the room itself as material manifestation and as a body whose surface she exposes and manipulates. The resulting effect relies just as much on the observer’s standpoint as on the positioning of the installations themselves. Fegerl has engaged with the topos of architecture as body in her earlier works as well, consistently developing it further. She is interested in intersections and symbioses between architecture and body, the mechanical and the organic, technology and nature, carrying out her investigations by way of site-specific projects.
A room divider made of movable panels is attached to the wall like a prosthetic device, expanding the wall’s original surface out into the exhibition space. The term “degree of freedom” is used to describe the number of movement parameters for a rigid body in space that may vary independently. The artist’s interventions thus signify an extension of the “scope of movement” for the exhibition space.
Excerpt from the text “Phasenraum. On the Surface of Architecture.” by Georgia Holz