Elisabeth Kramer

Elisabeth Kramer | AT

Inseln der Seligen, 2021

poster installation
28 posters each 50 x 70 cm
commissioned by: OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

The whole of Austria is a paradise — a notion used by companies and institutions to suggest to consumers paradisiacal conditions here on earth. From petroleum dealers to swingers’ clubs, entrepreneurs hope to gain economic advantages by using analogies to this term when naming their business. Elisabeth Kramer set out in search of such names all over Austria and found countless examples. The installation makes the “serial production of paradise” visible through a deliberately chosen grid arrangement.

*1980 in Burghausen/DE, lives and works in Linz and Achleithen


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