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Miriam Bajtala’s work is dedicated to the theme of space in its structural diversity. Drawings in large formats, videos, and sculptures are part of her repertoire, as are textual works and expansive installations. In her works, she creates open archives and hodgepodges of everyday life, steadily building a depot of possible ways of seeing the world. Using media-reflective strategies, she generates arrangements that have the potential to serve as containers for narratives. In her two-part video installation ohne Schatten (without Shadow, 2009), for example, Miriam Bajtala measures a disused factory building using the means of performance art; in arbeiten für ohne titel (works for untitled, 2008/2009), a textual work on paper, she develops linguistic representatives for fictional art; in the drawing im kasten (in the box, 2009), she uses the archive as a tool for subjective cognitive progress. Miriam Bajtala’s works systematize her views of spaces and stores them in a shared archive of perception. The artist is developing a new work for the Grafisches Kabinett at the Secession.