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My first encounter with Eva Flatscher's artistic work
was long ago, but it remains fresh in my memory. How
unexpected then was this experience, not only for me,
but for all who were able to be present: the whirling
dance of colors created by the painter in time with the
music, her brush strokes matching its staccato sounds,
embedded in an ever-evolving design. In these cons -
tantly changing digital images there seemed to hide a
sweeping tale, which we enchanted spectators were
seeking to decipher! It was a great experience, though
it is now long past.
But her work – her endeavor to tell a story through
grand gestures of movement, of dance, of colors suf-
fused like suns with light and life-giving gladness – has
progressed further. With artistic certitude, and in a truly
natural way, it has found its unique form of expression,
which is described only in part by the name Lightpain-
ting. Dance and music, movement and formal com -
position, the colors of paintings, often modeled on the
works of great masters, generated in the brilliance of
light and digitally transformed: these are the formati -
ve elements not simply of Eva Flatscher's work but of
the world as a whole. All of these elements, united by  the guiding hand of the artist – the "storyteller" – mir-
 ror the world, tell stories, mysteries or fairytales, show
 signs of oneness with our feelings, perceptions and
 thoughts. And in this way your compositions convey
 their import. At times, Eva Flatscher's productions re-
 call the Traumpfade, the "song lines" or "dream lines"
 of the Australian aborigines, who by dancing and sin-
 ging seek to decipher the mystery of the cosmos, of
 Dreamtime, in a pictorial realization of the past. So also
 Eva Flatscher's performances, with dancers in the role
 of thaumaturges, offer in their dramatic configuration
 and amalgamation of music, movement and densely
 textured compositions of color an image of our world,
 of our existence. To immerse oneself in them brings
 delight!
 Wilfried Seipel :  The author was Executive Director
 of the Museum of History of Art (KHM) in Vienna from
 1990 to 2008, he is honorary president of ICOM, the
 Interntional Council of Museums. The  "El Greco" and
 "Bruegel" exhibitions during his tenure were among
 his greatest successes.

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