Alexandra Baumgartner

Basic material of my work is found material. (photos, magazine cuttings...) I use exclusively found material from anonymous people. I am not interested in the original message or the content connection of  the found material, rather I try to filter out a certain emotional state and a new connection. I change only by a minimum intervention the original statement and put them in a new context. The subjects of my works are psychic and moral abysses, the physical decay of man, transience, network of relationships, limit states, loss of control and anxiety. I am analyzing the fragile context between deeply private feelings and social constraints. Nature who defines us and the human being trying to control it but ultimately has to succumb. Everyone fights this struggle inside oneself. The beast within us, the animal one tries to control yet that will always win, if you like it or not.