In this series, I took a closer look at my home country, Austria, and how it is constructed and constituted within a common image space. The concept of mountains, of an alpine landscape that functions as a surface for multiple projections, is prevalent; be it within the classic 1960s Heimatfilm, advertising, or political propaganda. I Know I Will See What I Have Seen Before aims towards reconstructing and abstracting this mountainous visual space via various methods of image production, ranging from appropriated scanned material, digitally altered photographic images, studio settings, etc., whilst also discussing the images’ production circumstances.
Largely, my works are multi-layered. The image might start as an analogue negative of a landscape I exposed with my Mamiya that might be scanned, printed out again, staged in the studio, shot again, digitally altered, etc. Most of the times, I lose track of where it all started, but it's also not that important for me in the end. However, many different methods go into creating an image, so it's a constant back and forth between different approaches.