Stefanie Koscher

The original photos for this gif were taken in 2006 on a macbook in photo booth. A time when SDK1 was only existing subconciously and doing work unknowingly. Modified through montage and put in a new context through letting time itself be a meta-medium, this work results in the ultimate vintage selfie, expressing itself through a nostalgic feel of an era that is no more. It is a piece of work that explores vanity and evanescence in the virtual age. Steffko - Die Kunst #1 (SDK1)is an virtual performative artificial persona created by Stefanie Koscher. As an alienated reflection of the human psyche being exposed to the web 2.0 the main interest of Steffko – Die Kunst #1 lies in topics such as online performance, internet as a stage, virtual personality, virtual image and virtual self-presentation.

Stefanie Koscher Carinthian born theater-, film- and mediastudies major, director, musician, autodidact transmedial artist currently living in Vienna. Assisted in theaters such as The Public NYC, Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Burgtheater Vienna, Bushwick Starr Brooklyn, working for Andrea Breth, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, the Elevator Repair Service NYC amongst others. Whilst living in NYC she performed and exhibited at PS122, Museo el Barrio NYC, Bushwick Open Studios Open Space Brooklyn, Envoy Art Space in addition to developing a virtual performative persona called Steffko - Die Kunst #1 (short: #SDK1), who is protagonist of most of her digital and live performance work.