Thomas Draschan

born 1967 Linz, Austria, lives and works in Vienna

In his video Icon Delirium, Thomas Draschan takes a close look at the transformed symbolic meanings of communism and socialism, where former aggressive messages of political change have developed into consumerist pop culture items.

The images follow each other in rapid succession, evoking strong afterimages in the viewers’ eyes. Draschan works with video, film, and collage, primarily focusing on the recombination of existing images into a new, condensed and enriched form.


Stills from Thomas Draschan Icon Delirium, 2009
Video, color, 1 min 5 sec
Courtesy of the artist

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