Austria and USA, 1993
Am Land ist die Welt noch in Ordnung
In her latest project, Am Land ist die Welt noch in Ordnung, she puts her roots under the microscope, mirroring them with the current developments in Austria. Life in Austria is imagined as idyllic with beautiful landscapes and close to traditions. On a surface this romantic holiday ideal is true, but it clashes underneath this picture-perfect surface with fears of change or developments that could threaten this traditional culture. It is a constant back and forth between understanding the culture, accepting it and distancing from it.
Nationality becomes a factor of the worldview which one can’t just separate from but must comment, state an opinion, as it is a part of an identity by necessity and without a real choice. Our nationality is something we are proud of, we fear for and we want to protect. But what is the real threat here?