During her artist residency at Brotfabrik Vienna from June to November 2021, Gabriela Morawetz experienced a summer marked by rain and storms. Many houses in Vienna and her studio were affected by flooding. This unforeseen atmosphere made her confronting the transience of the earth and ask questions about the situation and climate change. Does the world need votive offerings, like in the ancient cultures of our time, to save the precious things and avoid natural disasters? In her work, the artist combines industrial devices such as grid and plaster with photos and sculptures to relate her fragmented landscapes.
Natural elements create otherworldly works of art that honor Mother Earth. The exhibition is characterized by the versatility of the artistic and technical means that make up her photography-based works. A kind of improvised altars are created for the valuable elements of the world, which can be modulated and expanded by every member of our vulnerable society.