Installation and Collages
Barbara Breitenfellner’s installations and collages are based on the premise that reality or life can never be faithfully reproduced. But while collage appeals to our imagination by drawing on our memory and underhandedly creating an often dreamlike and unreal atmosphere, installation – as a process of retrieving and recovering – is searching for dreams. Breitenfellner, who keeps a diary of her dreams on art, explains that the images from her dreams mostly vanish and that only the texts remain. In other words, the lost image, which is re-created from the recorded text, can only be a new creation made under the influence of the moment. This process evidences the permeable boundaries between reality and staging while highlighting the impossibility of transposing images from one tonality into another.