Aus den Augen aus dem Sinn (Out of Sight Out of Mind)

Aus den Augen aus dem Sinn (Out of Sight Out of Mind)

installation view of what can be read as a timeline: material taken from Vienna, then London presented left to right, implying a chronological reading

mixed media (surface dust from Sigmund Freud’s carpet in Maresfield Gardens, pavement splinters from Berggasse 19 and polaroids)

Berggasse 19

Berggasse 19

Berggasse 19 is one of several variations on a theme: surface marterial taken from Sigmund Freud’s home and work place in Vienna. On view here: dust from Freud’s balcony.

Berggasse 19 & Josephinum

Berggasse 19 & Josephinum

Installation view of main hall of the Austrian Cultural Forum, London. Berggasse 19 (left, in red and white passepartouts) and Josephinum (right, in blue and indigo passepartouts) are interrupted. The outside walls are representative of two lives - Sigmund Freud’s and Max Neuburger’s - affected by Austria’s Anschluss to Germany in 1938. Neuburger was the head of the Josephinum where Vienna’s Anatomical wax models dating back to Emperor Joseph II, brother of Leopold of Tuscany, are housed. The Viennese collection is the same in substance as that of the Museo della Specola in Florence and the Museo di Palazzo Poggi in Bologna. Sigmund Freud studied medicine and anatomy at the Josephinum before inventing psychoanalysis.

Berggasse 19

Berggasse 19

detail view of further Berggasse 19 samples

Josephinum

Josephinum

top: polaroid of the Josephinum’s staircase (after architect Isidor Canevale)

bottom: surface dust removed from the railing of the spiral staircase inside the Josephinum