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* 1978 Klagenfurt, Austria | lives and works in Vienna

Markus Leitsch explores the complex relationship between cultivation and domestication. What is the source and the motor of human creation transforming our environment? There is a desire for perfection and immortality humans project on technology, but what are the consequences and the monstrosities resulting from it? His at times deft and morbid installations, videos and photographs using stuffed animals and explicit sexual imagery are somewhat related to the tradition of the art movement ‘Wiener Aktionismus’, while he develops his very personal adaptation of it.

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Markus Leitsch | Fallen | 2007 | Video installation | Projected in a corner

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Markus Leitsch | Falling | 2007 | video, loop 2min, single channel projection | projection size variable


Markus Leitsch | Kulturland | 2007 | Installation | Space filling

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Markus Leitsch | Coat | 2008 | Cowhide, polyurethane foam, polyester resin | 200 × 170 × 70 cm

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Markus Leitsch | Composite | 2010 | cowhide, stainless steel | 240 x 50 x 50 cm

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Markus Leitsch | Rocks | 2010 | cowhide, pur foam | 80 x 60 x 40 cm

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Markus Leitsch | Rocks | 2010 | cowhide, pur foam | 80 x 60 x 40 cm

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Markus Leitsch | Mirror | 2010 | dibond, pur foam, aluminum | 100 x 140 cm

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Markus Leitsch | Passepartout II (installation view) | 2009 | video in mat | 70 x 100 cm