• FEB 04 to MAR 08
    Solo Exhibition
    The Sleep of the Beloved


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    FEB 04 to MAR 08, 2013

    Mo-Fr 10 am to 6 pm, Sa noon to 6 pm

    Vernissage: February 4, 2013 at 7 pm

    Event Location

    Anzenberger Gallery

    Regina Maria Anzenberger

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    • Paul Schneggenburger


    What happens to lovers while they are sleeping? Are they just sleeping next to each other, each on their own, or are they sharing certain places or emotions? Is it a nocturnal lovers’ dance--which is not necessarily sensual, but rather a kind of unconscious act of tenderness--or are they turning their backs on each other? Is there a union with the other, with one’s self?

    These are the questions that Paul Schneggenburger tries to address with images rather than answers. “The Sleep of the Beloved” was his thesis work at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2010 and has developed since then into an ongoing long-term project.

    Each image from “The Sleep of the Beloved” consists of one long-term exposure. The exposure time was six hours, from midnight until 6 am. They were not digitally altered in any way. The room with the bed is in his live-in studio, he himself was never in the room during the exposure. He just loaded the film, lit the candles, and set up the stage. He then turned the camera on from the living room and his self-constructed “timer” turned the camera back off again in the morning.

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