With a gesture which is as confident as it is playful, the artist Marlene Hausegger transforms the over-scaled artstripe into a huge and quasi-public desk onto which she piles those classic office accessories which, according to current office guidelines, should remain hidden.
This deliberate breach of the office’s “Clean Desk Policy” sheds light upon the quality of these relics and signs of use which are normally eliminated.
Marlene Hausegger studied at the University of Applied Arts and the École des Beaux Arts in Montpellier. She is particularly interested in the hidden limitations and restricted possibilities of social situations, which she primarily discovers in the public realm and highlights with the use of such simple media as coloured film, sticky tape and chalk. The results of this work are often temporary interventions and installations - as well as the accompanying drawings which are notable for their formal lightness, cryptic humour and visual power.
Marlene Hausegger features constantly in exhibitions and festivals in Austria and abroad.