Andreas J. Hirsch >>
* Born in 1961, curator, author and photographer, lives in Vienna
"I think that finally it's a mirror he is holding up to us, a mirror to the soul which is perhaps more highly defined than many a mirror. Naturally it polarises. Sigmund Freud would say that it's where the strongest negativity or counterreaction is that the problem is to be found. It's something of a simplification, as we know today. But there may be a similarity, anyway: an observer who stands in front of a Giger painting and legitimately says, it is repulsive, I cannot bear it. That's where one might say we‘ve hit the mark."