artist / participant
Josef Strau works as an artist and writer, but has also experimented with the social roles of curator, musician and gallerist. Strau uses his writing and stories as part of his sculptural and conceptual work. The texts are often rapidly written and unpredictable, often shown as posters, on the floor or incorporated onto found modified lamps and objects, so the installations create 'narrative spaces'.
At Malmö Konsthall, Strau will present A DISSIDENCE COINCIDENCE BUT WHCTLJS, an installation consisting of texts, lamps and other objects within a labyrinthial construction of the large scale letters WHCTLJS. The letters in the title WHCTLJS are part of a riddle. It can be read as a private and existential riddle, that may be solved whilst walking-reading through Strau's installation.
Josef Strau (b. 1957 Vienna, Austria) lives and works in Berlin.
A DISSIDENCE COINCIDENCE BUT WHCTLJS