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Sonia Leimer

13 Nov 2009 - 16 Jan 2010

© Sonia Leimer
Series of Successive Instants, 2009
Press board, concrete, gravel, debris, laminate, brick, aluminium, ceramic-flags, video-projection, text,
variable dimensions
“Series of Successive Instants”

Duration of exhibition:
13 NOV 2009– 16 JAN 2010

In her exhibition “Series of successive instants” at the Login Sonia Leimer installs fragments of a post-production film sound studio. Embedded in the floor are various surfaces made of different materials conceived to acoustically simulate the illusion of walking on certain surfaces.

Since visitors do not actually enter the space, the effect is purely visual; the auditory character is imaginary. In the tension between the sculptural placement and its possible use the installation interacts with the given site in various ways. As a showcase the space straddles the line between interior and exterior, private and public space. In its windows it merges with the urban space from which it is observed; the reflected image of the cobblestones are superimposed over the different surfaces of the floor of the exhibition space.

Sonia Leimer, born in Merano, Italy in 1977, lives and works in Vienna. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Exhibitions include Manifesta 7, Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna MAK Center Los Angeles, Kerava Museum Helsinki and bell street project space Vienna (solo). She received the State scholarship for fine arts in (2009), the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky scholarship (2007), and the MAK-Schindler scholarship in Los Angeles (2005).

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