Sing along with the never ending sausage song! Thanks to the magic of face-tracking, the seemingly free-floating holographic sausageface moves its lips and eyebrows exactly like the visitor’s. The repetitive, almost childish sounding jingle lures you to the place where you suddenly become one with the cheesy singing slice of Extrawurst and realize that what you are looking at is an abstract portrait of yourself. Aren’t we all just some stuffed casings in different shapes and colors?
*Sausageface* is fun, annoying, catchy, maybe also a subtle critic on ideals of beauty, consumer society and politics, but it’s definitely a “valid form of abstraction,” as Erwin Wurm once said in an Interview.
Isabella Auer (AT) is a media artist from Linz, studying Interface Cultures (MA) & Time-based Media (MA)@ Kunstuni Linz. Her works range from graphics, videos and animations to interactive installations, often with a focus on pop cultural themes. Moreover Isabella puts a lot of effort into programming crazy shit and blowing up self-made inflatables. From 2014 – 2016 she was part of Barcelona-based collective “Hungry Castle” and since 2018 she is a member of Linz-based art collective “qujOchÖ”.