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Christoph Draeger * 1965 in Zurich, lives in Vienne et New York

"Draeger’s body of work takes form in installation, video, and photo-based media to explore issues pertaining to disaster and media-saturated culture. His works are based on historical events as well as apocalyptic scenes that the artist has created in his studio. He builds and photographs model landscapes that symbolize natural and man-made disasters. This photography is often printed on giant sheets of PVC in the same manner advertising banners are produced. His videos often borrow from [...]

"Draeger’s body of work takes form in installation, video, and photo-based media to explore issues pertaining to disaster and media-saturated culture. His works are based on historical events as well as apocalyptic scenes that the artist has created in his studio. He builds and photographs model landscapes that symbolize natural and man-made disasters. This photography is often printed on giant sheets of PVC in the same manner advertising banners are produced. His videos often borrow from news footage, Hollywood movies and amateur video, which are then edited together into a contrived allegory for real catastrophic events. Draeger’s work parallels the objectivity found in news documentation of such events with the exploitative forces that manipulate the audience’s perception of that news."

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