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BIO. Born in Tyrol, Verena Tscherner moved to Vienna shortly after her graduation. She studied at the university of music (MDW) in Vienna and graduated in 2014. From October 2018 to June 2019 she made her photo-diploma at School Friedl Kubelka, school for artistic photography. Since October 2019 Tscherner studies digital art, class Ruth Schnell, at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She lives and works as a freelance artist in Vienna.


Photos: © Joerg Auzinger

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Fit In   (2019)
Interactive video installation

The world is running in circles. The world is running in such circles, that you could think that history is repeating itself, over and over again. At the same time, technical progress and digital exchange are unstoppable and pick up speed, minute by minute. Humans strive to follow this speed by boosting their bodies with endorphins, which they release by excessively practicing diverse types of sport. They want to be able to meet the challenge of this increasing tempo and prevent the possibility of falling off the rushing train of technical progress. More and more people nowadays are looking for physical exercise, to perfect themselves, in hope to establish the optimal conditions, to keep up with this enormous pace of the world– in fact, to shine.

Photos: © Zoe Opratko

Mirror, Mirror... (2020)
interactive installation and performance

The interactive installation Mirror, Mirror… is based partially on the fairy tale of Snow White, and partially on the Greek myth of Narcissus, who conducts a concrete examination of his own virtual image. The original idea was to produce an interactive video installation in real space. However, due to the Covid-19 crisis, this was converted into an online performance.
Do user profiles on social networks blur reality too much?

Can the separation of this real-digital “fusion” be restored?

Can a concrete interaction with one’s own body in partnership with its digitally-created mirror image lead to an intensified awareness of the physical body?

Photos: © Verena Tscherner, Ana Loureiro

The Gestures Of The Post Digital Age by Verena Tscherner. Vernissage 27.11.19 from improper walls on Vimeo.

The Gestures of the Post Digital Age (2019)

Since the digital revolution has already been carried out, and technical devices like smartphones, camera drones or the internet are part of our daily lives, one could refer to our era as post–digital. This brings up the question as to how much Agamben could have anticipated the further development of the gesture in 1996. My art project “The Gestures of the Post Digital Age” wants to examine these exact queries.
Furthermore, I’m asking myself what the rise of digital devices means for our daily body language, our daily gestures, and whether or not these “post–digital gestures”, which are broadened again and again through the introduction of new devices, inhere a certain coding that relates them closely to Agambens characterization of a gesture.


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