A moving image. And a story about Portrait-Paintings being
tired of tired looking museum visitors. Due to our modern ways of Media
Consumption the average museum visitor is willing and able to spend only
6 seconds in front of a painting/a still image anymore. And that most
of the information seen is lost afterwards anyway...
The Viewer of THIS „Painting“ is unfortunately forced to spend
more than 5mins with this piece (=1/8000000 of his/her life).
born in Salzburg
lives in Vienna & Salzburg
Reinhold Bidner was born in Salzburg. He studied at the college for applied
sciences and technologies in Salzburg, (MultiMediaArt), at the Duncan
of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland, Dundee (Animation
and Electronic Media) and completed his degree with merit within the scope
of a Socrates Scholarship at K.O.P.P.-Film Berlin.
In 2002 he came to work at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, where
he became Key Researcher in the field of Time based Media.
Since 2006 he is freelancing in the fields of Video, Photography and Media
Art. He has received both awards and scholarships for his work (in the
fields of Media Art, Video, Photography) and has exhibited these internationally
(New York, Seville, Madrid, Prague, Dresden, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Linz
etc.). 2006 he spent 8 months at the Palac Akropolis in Prague during
his "Pepinieres europeennes pour les jeunes artistes"-Map-XXL
scolarship. In 2008 he won the Media Art Award Salzburg and the Music-Video-Clip-Award
of the Backup-Film-Festival Weimar, in the frame of the MediaArt Collective
1n0ut (with Robert Praxmarer). End of 2008/Beginning of 2009 he received
a scholarship in Paris at Cite des Arts International. Currently he lives
and works in Vienna and Salzburg, where he continues his experiments in
the fields of Music Visualisation, Performance, Video,Music and Photography.