Bad Queen, Polaroid Lovers, Turtle
An essential element of Alfred Wetzelsdorfer’s artistic work is the attribution of collected fragments of images dating from different periods and dealing with different themes into a sequence of pictures. Self-portraits, media images that have been rephotographed and pictorial material from everyday life are interwoven into a narration – taken apart again – and recombined into something new. Wetzelsdorfer’s photographic works which are constantly varied and expanded involve an open and lively working process. Reaching any final point is not his goal.
In his series of photographs the individual pictorial units function as sequences of memory that enter into our consciousness and disppear again. The past and present, details and panoramas, the personal and the general, distance and closeness … are in constant interplay relativizing one another by the way in which they follow one another without transitions.
Homeless – People Living in the Street”