In „I walk this way in a certain kind of feeling,“ Susi Jirkuff presents an intimate parallel world, far from media hype. She filtered the flood of images and information perceived by her from newspapers, television and the Internet, in order to reclaim her “own work.” Jirkuff breaches a “hole” in the reality conveyed by the media, through which an unseen, presumably non-present everyday world becomes visible. In doing so Jirkuff undermines the mechanisms of the mass media by transforming their images in drawings into personal moments, animating these and in turn integrating them into the media context in videos and installations. The approach of the work is to examine the inside edges of these “holes”; what is meant by this are emotional, private, poetic moments and narrations that are dissolved into images. The works are developed form the following ideas: which reality is more real; to what extent are media images already so internalized that you can no longer recognize the difference between your own experiences and the images; to what extent are fantasy and the imagination determined by prefabricated images; to what extent do commercial parameters determine the media reality and what does this imply for the recipient?
Susi Jirkuff, I walk this way in a certain kind of feeling, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nuremberg, 2013
Editors: Sandro Droschl
Graphic design: Tina Frank, Elvira Stein