Wallpaper in the Literaturpassage
Venue: Literaturpassage, between MQ and Mariahilfer Strasse
No English description available.
www.textfeldsuedost.com/literaturpassageDec 01, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018, ongoing daily 00-24:00
Dec 01, 2017 to Mar 01, 2018, Tue-Sat 12-19:00
TONSPUR 76: Karen Werner (USA). HAUS, part I: Covenant of the Tongue
Sound installation in the TONSPUR_passage
Opening: Sun, Dec 03, 17:00
“HAUS”, part I: “Covenant of the Tongue” began as an inquiry into Karen Werner’s family’s house on Novaragasse in Vienna’s second district. Werner’s great-grandparents, grandparents, and many other relatives lived in the house for years. Beginning in 1939, Nazis took over this house as a “Judenhaus”, (also known as “Sammelwohnungen”), forcibly moving multiple Jewish families into the apartments before sending them to concentration camps. 221 people were deported and killed from this building on Novaragasse. A medium recently told Werner that the house is haunted.
As a way of responding to the destruction and violence enacted against people in the house, including several of her Jewish family members, Werner turns to Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Werner finds in Kabbalah a source of deep and radical creativity, transformation, and self-definition, devoted to the very roots of world and consciousness formation, imagination, and art.
Werner draws from an ancient Jewish text, “Sefer Yetzirah”, a foundational source for Kabbalists. “Sefer Yetzirah” is about the power of the breath, letter and word to form the world. Specific vocal meditations allow one to enter the building blocks of life through vibration. Through permutations of the sounded letters, one chisels and engraves the air. The utterance is a sensual, profoundly creative act through the portal of the mouth.
“HAUS”, part I: “Covenant of the Tongue” includes Psalms 34 and 121, offered to help souls in the house find peace. Throughout the piece, Werner chants vocal meditations from “Sefer Yetzirah”, some recorded at night inside the Novaragasse house.
“HAUS”, part I: “Covenant of the Tongue” is episode 6 of Werner’s seven-episode radio project, “Strange Radio”, which explores issues of exile, grieving, the stranger and Holocaust postmemory in Vienna. “HAUS”, part II: “Zirkus” will be presented as the central piece in a group exhibition at gallery MAG3 in Vienna, opening on February 23, 2018.
Karen Werner, born in Pittsburgh PA, USA in 1967, lives and works in Montague MA, USA. 66. TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21/MQ.
www.tonspur.atDec 04, 2017 to Feb 24, 2018, daily 10-20:00
Ingrid Gaier: throw your fear up in the air!
Exhibition in the ASIFAKEIL
Opening: Thu, Jan 11, 19:00 at Raum D / Q21
Exhibition venue: ASIFAKEIL
The film "throw your fear up in the air!" makes visible a woman who grew up amid war and destruction and lived her entire life in fear. Her little apartment, in which she would let nothing be changed, gave her a sense of security. Rose Ausländer gives women like her a voice..
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Ingrid Gaier will personally present a choice of her films at Raum D/Q21. The musician Gammon, who composed the music for the film, will deliver the musical interpretation in a live performance.
www.asifa.atJan 12 to Feb 28, 2018, daily 10-22:00
Österreich in 150 leiwanden Grafiken
Exhibition in the Galerie der Komischen Künste
Venue: Komische Künste - Shop & Galerie
No English description available.
www.komischekuenste.comJan 18 to Apr 08, 2018, daily 11-18:00