Series, pieces of bookkeeping ledger paper (journal) with acrylic paint, à 93 x 30cm, 2008–
In many of his works, Arnold Reinthaler divides time into its immaterial components, reflecting the artistic subject – himself – in an arrangement made of past, present, and future; at the same moment, he recapitulates his findings in the form of constant recordings. In daily mapping, conceived as a project stretched out across multiple years, the artist visualizes everyday activities, such as sleeping, eating, visiting exhibitions or meeting with friends, and organizes these individual sequences of life into categories and cycles such as “personal hygiene“, “social communication“ (“face-to-face communication“ and “tele-techniques“) or “cultural reception“. The meticulous recordings are transcribed in different gray monochrome surfaces on bookkeeping paper. The artist‘s goal is at some point, through the interpretation of the collected data, to be able to remember forward and perhaps in this way to live entirely according to an aesthetic image.
CONT3XT.NET, >content / form / im-material<, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg 2011