Digitised high resolution images form a rapid flow of visual associations. A filmic Larg Hadron Collider that lets images explode in the viewer’s head. Micro and macrocosm, sex and religion, old Egypt and the Space age are juxtaposed in this purely cinematic 35mm piece. A “theory of everything” way before modern physics could come up with one.
Thomas Draschan born 1967 Lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Frankfurt and at Cooper Union in NY. He is working with Video, Film and Collages. The re-combination of existing images into a new, condensed and enriched form is one of his main concerns. Italian porn comics, pop and pop art and films like “svezia, inferno e paradiso” have a strong impact on his current work celebrating italian pop culture from the past and transcending it into a visionary cultish shrine or totem like existence. A Homage for antique heritage and old master renaissance paintings mixed with sex and violence from popular imagery for good measure.
Draschan has exhibited widely in Europe and The USA since 1998, he has been the recipient of numerous awards for his experimental films. His films include documentaries on Herman Nitsch, The Viennese Actionist and music videos for New Order (Turn etc.). —carterpresents.org