by Lisa Großkopf & Lena Schwingshandl

Wednesday, 19/01/2022, 6 pm
Venue: philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

Lisa Großkopf & Lena Schwingshandl, Reading from their Tropical Islands Diaries, Localize Festival, Potsdam, 2019 © the artists

In summer 2019, Lena Schwingshandl and Lisa Großkopf spent two weeks in Europe’s largest tropical holiday paradise, the Tropical Islands Resort in the German province of Brandenburg. In a hybrid performance, the two artists – Lisa Großkopf from the Cuban beach and Lena Schwingshandl live at philomena+ – are alternately reading from their travel diaries, sharing the highs and lows of their research trip.


The event takes place  on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition “VOYAGOGRAPHY – journeys on photo and video” (15/11/2021–19/01/2022) curated by Agnes Rameder, Sahar Samadian, Saeedeh Setayesh






(born in Vienna in 1989, lives and works in Vienna) studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as at the Art University Linz. Her artistic work oscillates between a wide range of disciplines and encompasses diverse techniques from photography to performance art. Her projects are dedicated to the social use of photography, human behaviour in the digital world, differences and particularities of public and private space, as well as questions of sex, gender and heteronormativity.


(born in Vienna in 1994, lives in Austria) is working extensively with video, sound, drawings and performative practices. She is interested in the dynamics of relationships and encounters both on public and intimate level. In several works she includes her family members and performs with them. Thereby she explores the effect of her artistic practice on her personal relationships. She finished her BA in Visual Communication at the University of Arts and Design in Linz. Since 2018 she studies Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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