WERNER REITERER Draw the line to catch the time
Interventions in public space, sculptures, photographs and technically complex installations, which usually involve the viewer actively in the work, are the result of this series of drawings, which the artist calls a kind of "pool of ideas".
But "ideas that can not be realized in three dimensions" are also reflected in this block of work. Thus, in the design sense, the drawings adhere to a rigorously preserved formalism, which makes use in the three-dimensional works of an almost unlimited use of various materials and techniques. It is not the formal style that is decisive here, but the establishment of a "style of thinking" that primarily pursues the creation of intangible, sculptural fields.
And because the entire artistic approach of Werner Reiterer is very close to humans, these works can often speak or breathe, calling on the viewer to set certain actions. In short, the works "behave humanely" on a personal level. Due to the very pronounced interactive level of the work, the human being is not only actively involved in the conception and implementation of the work as a "living, sculptural material", but is also an essential part of the work.
Reiterer calls this mode of interaction "set a placebo". On the one hand, the term placebo plays on the one hand with the idea of the medical placebo, which can simulate something that does not exist in reality and, on the other hand, creates a "new place" with the artistic setting of a parameter that, in the viewer's perception.