Philipp Pess at Bildraum 01 / Wien

Philipp Pess

“Altar Ego”

May 2020

Strauchgasse 2, 1010 Wien

Philipp Pess (*1987 ) creates virtual
reproductions of dantesque scenarios, as well as reenactments of infernal
are photographed in their entirety, meter by meter, and rearranged in a virtual
3D-Model. The resulting scenarios, made out of the original 3D-Scans, analog
and digital photographies and also smart phone material, are then filmed or
photographed with a virtual camera within the 3D-simulation and subsequently
completed with digitally drawn intervening elements creating picturesque mixed
media collages. 
In his photographs and videos, the artist often incorporates ironic self-portraits that guide viewers through
digital hell. Furthermore, his works aim to generate depoliticized substitute
worlds which are detached from respective relations of life and power of the
visualized scene but also point a finger at current global events. The ductus
of landscape as a construct of politically shaped and subjective perception
transforms into a virtual simulation of landscape, while presentation
mechanisms of reality and its manifestations lead to the creation of