Pirmin Hagen and Christine Katscher

Hand Luggage


softcover staple bound book
black and white with one color cover
8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in., 52 pages

“Artistic collaboration as a foreign language problem.” So begins Pirmin Hagen’s and Christine Katscher’s artist book and collaboration Hand Luggage. The artists collected information toward a visual collaboration that would produce works of art that could not have been accomplished alone. These works were exhibited in an unusual gallery space in Brooklyn, NY. The visual collaboration in three dimensional space was then transformed and elaborated upon in a book. The result synthesizes the visual material into yet a different medium, a different artwork. Published by Open Source Gallery.

Hand Luggage

Pirmin Hagen studied landscape architecture at the University for Applied Life Sciences in Vienna and fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Marmara University in Istanbul. His work has been exhibited in various places, including Kunstforum Montafon (Schruns, A) Galerie allerArt (Bludenz, A) Patriot Hall (Edinburgh, GB) Hagen is the co-founder of the open access printmaking studio, Druckwerk in Lustenau, A.

Christine Katscher has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and in Nantes, France. She co-founded open access printmaking studio Druckwerk in Lustenau. Her work has been shown at Bilbao Arte (Bilbao, SP), Künstlerhaus München (Munich, G), Künstlerhaus Bregenz (Bregenz, A), Whitespace Gallery (Edinburgh, GB) and many other places. Christine is a co-founder of Franz the Lonely Austrionaut, a magazine for narrative drawing.