Gernot Wieland

Unter anderen Voraussetzungen / 2000 / 1' 30"

Vienna, Austria


Unter anderen Voraussetzungen (under different conditions), an animationfilm which is drawn with fine pencil lines, shows an intimate scene of a caress, and generates a collective and simultaneously very personal jolt of recognition.
The artist provides further possibilities for reflection on an apparently familiar image with this video, which through minimal transformations emphasises fragility and instability.



Das Video von Gernot Wieland ist ein mit d¸nnen Bleistiftstrichen gezeichneter Animationsfilm.

Es zeigt einen bei Tisch sitzenden Menschen, der immer und immer wieder mit einem Stift scheinbar gedankenverloren denselben Kreis zeichnet. Diese kurze Handlung luft als Loop und man sieht nur soviel, dass man den Protagonisten nicht erkennnt und er somit auch als Identifikationsobjekt für denBetrachter dienen kann.

Obwohl nur mit wenigen Linien gezeichnet, ist die emotionale Energie der Situation sp¸rbar in der kurzen Sequenz enthalten, die sich stetig wiederholt.

Diese Arbeit stellt die Frage nach der Isolation und Kommunikation des Einzelnen in den Vordergrund.

Durch die Monotonie und die Wiederholung der Handlung wird ein Scheitern und eine Unentrinnbarkeit suggeriert, gleichzeitig aber auch eine Sehnsucht nach Vernderung.


Gernot Wieland

Gernot Wieland is a Berlin based artist working with drawings, collages and video, mainly animations.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Berlin.
In his installations - most often site specific - he deals with the fragility of physical and social structures as well as private experiences and how they relate to themes such as communication and isolation.

1968 Born in Horn, Austria
1990-96 Studied at Akademie der Bildenden K¸nste, Vienna
1994-97 Studied at Hochschule der K¸nste, Berlin

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions


TeleTaxi, Tranz Tech Media Art Biennale, Toronto
Cadavre Exquis
, Festival Steirischer Herbst, Graz
Under different circumstances, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Kopenhagen
Spark Video: Beacon, Beacon, New York
Love, Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz
Videoscreening, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz
Gemeinsam/Einsam, Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg
Videoscreening 04, Raum aktueller Kunst - Martin Janda, Vienna
Operation Figurini, Vienna
Vom Anfang an..., Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg


expect relevance, K 3 Project Space, Z¸rich
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Haunted by Details - Film & Video Programme, Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam
Alltagspraxis, Prima Kunst, Kiel
The toons are loose, G7, Berlin
Eine mgliche Wiedergabe allgemeiner Ansichten, Galerie 5020, Salzburg


Southfirst Gallery, New York
white collar, Berlin
Videoscreening 03, Galleria Zero, Piacenza
futuregarden Kunstverein, Vienna


offspace, Vienna
don't say maybe, ICA, London

Gernot Wieland
Templiner Str. 7
10119 Berlin



Offspace was founded at the beginning of 2000 as an association to promote the visibility of works generated in the realm of visual arts.

Offspace wants to offer a platform to young producers, which should work as an initiating force on a local level, but also operate within an international network.

Over three years we have managed to develop an exhibition program, presenting solo shows of young artists, and alongside an inherent intensity. The space, which lies in the third district of Vienna (center), a storefront gallery of 30 m2, offers artists the possibility to find a concentrated form of presentation through its simplicity and small size. This often led to the quality and effectiveness of the created shows.

The exhibition and project space, which has solely been run by its artistic director Udo Bohnenberger (visual artist and musician) after Andreas Huber left in summer 2002, sees itself interdisciplinary, and often operated as a showcase for artist bands and electronic music. This crossover is meant to be important and inevitable for a contemporary notion of art on a visual level and its border zones.

Offspace also participated in "Free Elections"(Self-organization and market situation) at the State Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 2001 as well as in Liste02 in Basel 2002.

Prizes and awards were granted by the City of Vienna for the best semi-annual program of 2001, and the sound production "songs of suspect" received the "Colt-promotion award for financing sound productions and recordings." offspace is a non-commercial project supported by private sponsors and the government: the Austrian Federal Chancellery, department for art. This could still be possible, but nobody knows how long?

As of 2004, offspace will operate without a fixed exhibition space, trying to develop projects in other cities.

A detailed view of past exhibitions can be gained at the continuously updated website!

Udo Bohnenberger
Gärtnergasse 1/7
A-1030 Wien
Tel/Fax: ++43/1/9130546