Vienna

Gelatin

Galerie Meyer Kainer

Four Austrians have been making appearances under the label “Gelatin” for the past five years. They have been engaged by music clubs and invited to participate in theater festivals; they have made commissioned “percent for art” pieces and staged their multiworks in art exhibitions. Depending on the occasion, this group of artists offers everything from short, spectacular appearances (like the nightclub performance in which they hung from the ceiling and whipped each other with leeks) to complex installations such as Operation Lila, 1999, a miniature operating room with stuffed animals as patients, created for the children’s ward in a hospital in Merano, Italy. No matter how different the occasions. there are similarities that link Gelatin’s appearances, from the objects and constructions they cobble together using found materials to the way they invite the viewer to take an active role in

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