Oliver Laric (born 1981, Austria).
Versions is Oliver Laric's ongoing project aimed at exploring historical and contemporary image hierarchies. The video Versions is continuously re-worked by the artists and presented with different voice-overs which read documentary-style monologues over montaged images and video clips. The images contain scenes from animation-movies which use the same rendering routine for different movies, and parallels of Greek sculpture and the following Roman 'copies'. Laric's video proposes a potted history of appropriations, clashes and disseminations marking the evolution of the image in Western art and design, and is itself purely fabricated from found images: "I don’t see any necessity in producing images myself — everything that I would need exists, it’s just about finding it." (Laric)