Herwig Turk (AUT): hands on (vers. 3) 2014
Exhibition at SCHAURAUM Angewandte, Electric Avenue
Opening: Thu, Oct 30, 19:00, the artist is present
Venue: SCHAURAUM Angewandte, Electric Avenue
In the work “hands on (vers. 3) 2014”, the viewer is brought into a space reminiscent of a laboratory. The black and white grid that serves as a background on both channels is a reference to the classical frames of chronophotography and to the tiles typically seen in the laboratory for molecular medicine. This space becomes the scene of the action, action that is limited to the shadow-like movements of two hands. As if on a stage, the hands become the sole actors, garbed in tightfitting protective gloves and the sleeves of the obligatory white lab smock.
The minimized visual arrangement totally focuses the viewer´s attention on what is implicitly known by the person whose hands are in motion and present, somehow, in the gestures of these hands. The hands in motion were filmed in the studio by two cameras and can thus be viewed both frontally and in high-angle shot at the same time on two video screens, one mounted horizontally and the other vertically. In this way, the installation follows filming procedures that are used for laboratory test set-ups and that serve to produce so-called utility films for the purposes of research in the natural sciences.
Herwig Turk lives and works in Vienna and Lisbon.
His projects probe the interconnectivity of the fields of art, technology and science. From 2010 to 2013, he has been artist in residence at the Instituto da Medicina Molecular (IMM), Lisbon.
From 2003 to 2009, Turk worked together with Paulo Pereira, head of the Department of Ophthalmology at IBILI (Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences) at the University of Coimbra.
In recent years, his work has been shown at venues such as the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, the
Seoul Museum of Art, the Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen, the Media Art Laboratory TESLA, the Galerie Georg Kargl in Vienna and the Transmediale in Berlin, to name but a view. Herwig Turk is currently working on a monographic exhibition for the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art (MMKK).
Text and Image: © Herwig Turk
www.herwigturk.netOct 31 to Dec 07, daily 10-22h
Simonas Kuliešis: Social Bricks Landscapes
Exhibition @ Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Jan Arnold gallery presents a solo show by artist Simonas Kuliešis in cooperation with SHCH Gallery.
At his previous show "Contemporary View Landscape" (SHCH gallery Vilnius, Lithuania 2016) the artist presented paintings of ideological and visual structures – an approach of modern perception he constantly develops and refines through his art. The exhibition is an attempt to show modern community's confrontation with nature, urban environment and landscapes, in terms of the fact that general perception already is affected through commercialised design, advertisment and technology. Natural forms in the perceiver’s consciousness steadily transform into new artificial ideas constantly changing reality.
„Social Bricks Landscape“ deals with the artist's social surrounding and is the result of research transformed into painting. „Each person is a brick of a social building“ he says and „society is not only housed in actual buildings but also a social construct“. The artist expresses „Invisible structures“ of „social bricks“ in his paintings creating a landscape. The exhibition will be accompanied through a soundtrack the artist recorded on art events, and will layer social activity at the exhibition site.
www.janarnoldgallery.comWed, Sep 28, 19:00
Sergei Sviatchenko (DNK): SECRETLY
Wall installation at the MQ Forecourt
Location: MQ Forecourt
No English description available.
Image: © Sergei Sviatchenko
www.sviatchenko.dkApr 21 thru Dec 31, 2016, daily 00-24:00
LANGUAGENCRYPT/Layers And Essence
Installation by Gruppe Or-Om in the Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Download flyer: http://or-om.org/languagencrypt.pdf
Download encoded text: http://or-om.org/textencrypt.docx
Images and hints on FLICKR: www.flickr.com/groups/languagencrypt
Key: Gruppe Or-Om
Basic theory: http://goo.gl/ub3CcMay 01 thru Sep 30, 2016, daily 10-18:00
KEEP YOUR TEMPER!
Text installation in the Literaturpassage
Venue: LITERATURpassage, between MQ courtyard 3 and Mariahilfer Strasse
With texts by Thomas Ballhausen, Mascha Dabić, Natalie Deewan, G.H.H., Elena Messner, Ivana Perica, Jorghi Poll, Dalibor Plečić, Robert Prosser, Alex. Riener, Eva Schörkhuber, Beatrice Simonsen and Dominik Srienc.
www.editionatelier.at/literaturpassage.htmlJun 01 thru Sep 30, 2016, daily 00–24:00