ascher clemens

bauer paul

bollenberger ulrike

brucic carmen

de keller sandra

freuis catharina

gavrich irina

girardoni johannes

guschelbauer markus

hardegg luise

hosch rainer

klomfar bruno

koller severin

larcher claudia

manfredi anja

monaco julie

nguyen monika

oberndorfer markus

okazaki elsa

oláh stefan

ribarits tina

rodiek romy

sailer gregor

six&petritsch

schell moritz

schmid anita

traxler helga

waldschütz andreas

zeisel magdalena

ziegler laurent

SIX & PETRITSCH


   

ABOUT THE WORK
Participation at the Exhibition Uncommon Places (2015)

'"Weltumrundung /Around the World", 2010'
On a freighter trip across the Atlantic to New York, the idea of simply continuing on, traveling indefinitely, arises. Six and Petritsch decide to complete a single circuit around the Earth and thus fulfill their desire to travel »around the world,«. In order to travel and trace the length of the Earth’s circumference, Six and Petritsch generate a concentrated, closed situation: they drive their Saxy mopeds on a two-kilometer-long former racetrack in northern Spain at an average speed of approximately forty kilometers per hour. It lies on the prime meridian, and its round shape recalls a distorted sphere or globe (the Earth).


Added to this are 1,760 kilometers due to the Earth’s rotation on its axis, 107,208 kilometers due to the Earth’s rotation around the sun, and 960,000 kilometers due to the sun’s orbit around the center of the galaxy. In order to document the action, Six and Petritsch divide the track into twelve parts, to resemble the face of a clock. Twenty-four-hour exposures are made using a pinhole camera that advances one position each day, like an hour hand. The images, inscribed on analog film, capture the entire period of their journey, but Six and Petritsch are invisible because of the long exposure.




ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Nicole Six (*1971) and Paul Petritsch (*1968) are based in Vienna and collaborate since 1997
on performative, filmic, photographic and sculptural works.

EXHIBITIONS, Selection

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2014



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2012


2011

2010

"Fictitious Tales about the History of Earth", with James Benning, Mackey Garage Top, Los Angeles
"Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Das Denkmal", Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt
"Disputed Landscape/The Visual Paradigm", Camera Austria, Graz (cat.)

"Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Das Meer der Stille", Landesgalerie Linz (cat.)
"Archives, Re-Assemblances and Surveys, On Austrian Contemporary Photography", Klovicevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb (cat.)
"Fade into You", Kunsthalle Mainz

"Suicide Narcissus", The Renaissance Society, Chicago
"Wolken, Welt des Flüchtigen", Leopold Museum, Vienna (cat.)

"Aussicht kann durch Ladung verstellt sein", Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz (cat.)
"Keine Zeit, erschöpftes Selbst / entgrenztes Können", 21er Haus, Vienna (cat.)

"Raum für 17 Minuten 6’23’’", Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (cat.)

"Atlas", Secession, Vienna (cat.)
"Upon Arrival", Malta Contemporary Art, Malta (cat.)
"Blind Date", Kunstverein Hannover

CONTACT

office@six-petritsch.com
six-petritsch.com