Dorit Margreiter

selected works

Dorit Margreiter’s film “Pavilion“ tells us something about the contingent relationship between the status of the image and the space inside as well as outside of the projection. Josef Hoffmann’s vision of an ideal exhibition space for Austrian painting and sculpture in the Giardini in Venice serves as the key element and backdrop for Dorit Margreiter’s film installation “Pavilion“. The pavilion, built in 1934, is an architectural monument and exhibition space that is only used during the summer months and disappears from the public eye for the rest of the year.
Margreiter examines how the relationship between the pavilion’s function as historic architecture and its role as a setting that fades into the background is repeatedly re-negotiated in the moment of its presentation. In her work, the pavilion becomes the setting for multiple interactions in which the artist visually merges the building’s interior and exterior, thus restoring its status as the prototype of an exhibition space.

(excerpt from Barbara Clausen „Dorit Margreiter. Pavilion“, in „Elke Krystufek, Dorit Margreiter, Franziska and Lois Weinberger. La Biennale di Venezia 2009“)


Camera: Hannes Boeck
Editing: Dorit Margreiter
Production: Karin Haas, Hannes Boeck
Performers: Katharina Aigner, Frau Professor La Rose, Christel Sturm
Props, Dolly, Grip: Katharina Aigner, Katrina Daschner, Karin Haas, Astrid Wagner
Make-up: Katrina Daschner, Astrid Wagner
35mm Transfer and Prints: Listo Film, Vienna
Filmproduction with friendly support by Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Architecture: Gabu Heindl
Production: Karin Haas
Installation: Fa. Bruckschwaiger
35mm Installation: Christopher Mondt

Thanks to: Anette Baldauf, Barbara Clausen, Penelope Curtis, Carola Dertnig, Silvia Eiblmayr, VALIE EXPORT, Bettina Henkel, Matthias Herrmann, János Kalmár, Wolfgang Konrad, Helga Krobath, Peter Krobath, Ludwig Loeckinger, Elaine Margreiter, Helmut Margreiter, Isabella Marte, Sasha Pirker, Mathias Poledna, Marion Porten, Florian Pumhoesl, Luise Reitstätter, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Christel Sturm, Rainer Sturm, Martha Stutteregger, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Sarah Tseng, VIVI
Special thanks to Katrina Daschner

With friendly support by:
Gesellschaft der Freunde der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Produced by Biennale 09/VALIE EXPORT, Silvia Eiblmayr

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