Space becomes the image carrier for Felix Burger: the artist develops his works as multimedia walk-in settings, in response to architectural and contextual events. Thus, a work rarely consists of a single object, but is conceived as a Gesamtkunstwerk. They may be understood as stages, with temporal, precisely choreographed sequences that confront the viewer with a strange microcosm. The starting points are often historical and contemporary phenomena whose contents are abstracted to emphasize imagery, reception and media dissemination. Burger’s interest lies in generating images as overpowering strategies, pseudo-truths and manipulation instruments. Film, audio, performance, photography and mechanical puppets form the elements of his settings.
For the presentation at Art Rotterdam 2020, Felix Burger plans a large-scale installation consisting of short films, sculptures, photographs and drawings, which picks up and transforms the conditions of the regulated exhibition booth.
Felix Burger (*1982 in Munich) studied at the Academies of Fine Arts in Munich and Vienna (2003-2010). He was a Meisterschüler of Stephan Huber (2013) and a visiting guest at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York (2010). Artist residencies at Rijksakademie van Beeidenden Kunsten in Amsterdam (2013-2014) and at Atelier van Lieshout in Rotterdam (2017-2018). Felix Burger lives and works in Rotterdam and Munich.