iris (/ˈaɪrɨs/) ἴρις

“Iris lives in-between worlds, where matter and illusion merge.”

My search for iris started in 2008 – with a variety of techniques i seek her reality. A gateway to the underworld of the gods and into the depths of the brain. An ongoing series with mixed media.

“..the idea that matter knows itself”

The iris is a thin, circular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and thus the amount of light reaching the retina. The word iris is derived from the Greek goddess of the rainbow, due to the many colours of the iris.

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the magician is older than the priest (diptych)
2013 photomontage each 120x80cm
portrait of mother with a digitally merged reptile/snake eye. model of a possible sapient. symbol of original knowledge.

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Mother & Son (diptych)
2010 photomontage each 29x42cm
2013 remastered, nightstad-edition 10x15cm
text: zur Welt kommen
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in Greek mythology, Iris (ἴρις) is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other and into the depths of the sea and the underworld.
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iris
2014 digital photomontage 50x75cm
creating a goddess; using Nasa’s Hubble telescope photos and a beautiful human model. temptation from afar
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grotesqueries of future medieval illumination
2013 digital photomontage 180x180cm
balls created out of intestines filled with water and fish eggs. each ball is unique and photographed in front of a light box, to create a microscopic view. the single photos were digitally put together in the shape of a human model.
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shirinwiniger_hideseek
hide&seek
2008 photo 60x70cm

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blue iris teaser
2015 videoloop
music Thomas Stempkowski, camera Jakub Kavin
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blue iris
2015 videoloop
with Ursula Anna Baumgartner and Nika Brettschneider, music Thomas Stempkowski, camera Jakub Kavin
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text: a basket and a knife lay upon the ground
original: Temptation of St.Anthony by G.Flaubert 1874

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dear cluster
2014 graphics