Rosmarie Lukasser: Approximation to “… I’m on the net i2.1”
Installation in the MQ ART BOX
Opening: Feb 14, 19:00
Ort: MQ ART BOX
Since 2008, Rosmarie Lukasser has been developing a series of work entitled Annäherung an “… bin im Netz i2.1” (Approximation to “… I’m on the net i2.1”). Here, it is not the gadgets of new media nor their contents that her interest is focused on. Rather, it is the human being which she places in relation to the digital world, thereby creating an impressive psychograph of contemporary society. She addresses the immateriality of the internet using traditional methods of sculpture, pitting tactility and corporeality against the fleeting nature of the virtual. The mise-en-scènes of her exhibitions reflect an everyday reality that is all too familiar from public spaces: we are together, but each person is alone, engrossed in an electronic device. Each person executes the same gestures, but no one knows what the other is doing.
Rosmarie Lukasser Rosmarie Lukasser was born in 1981 in Lienz, Tyrol. Her artistic career took her from an apprenticeship in sculpture in East Tyrol, then to the sculpture department at the HBLA college in Hallstatt, and finally to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna as part of Prof. Heimo Zobernig’s class. To date, she has participated in several artist-in-residence programmes abroad, e.g. in Hungary through the Galerie Krinzinger, which has been representing her work ever since. Rosmarie Lukasser was also a co-lecturer at the international summer academy for fine arts in Salzburg. In the fall of 2017, Rosmarie Lukasser received the sponsorship award for young artists from the Klocker Foundation in Tyrol. The artist lives and works in Vienna.Feb 14 to Apr 04, 2018, ongoing daily 00-24:00
TONSPUR 77: Arsenije Jovanović (SRB): The Art of Speech (For Ana)
8-channel soundwork and corresponding 7-part series of images at the TONSPUR_passage.
Opening: Sun, Feb 25, 19:00
“The Art of Speech (For Ana)” is based on recordings of a girl’s voice and early speech, it features my daughter from the day she was born through to adulthood. The first recording was made where she was born, in Chioggia on the Laguna di Venezia. It was recorded one day after Ana came into this world. Only a kind of heavy breathing is audible, the very beginning of a life—which I heard as a kind of suffering pain at the beginning of this life. The next recording was of sucking on her mother’s breast.
Then the first cry, the first laugh and what usually comes in the days after a baby is born. The last recording was made recently, in the middle of February 2018 at the ORF studios, when Ana was already 19 years old.
In the initial phase she was followed around by a microphone whenever possible, recording the progress of the miracle of emergent human speech.
The original audio recordings provide documentation of evolving human speech, one of the most fascinating phenomena in human development. However I did not dogmatically adhere to a purely documentary style at all times. I added musical touches to some of the sequences. Human speech, be it in any language, is a kind of music just as music itself is a kind of language. I am proud to say that except for Ana's playing instruments, her voice and her singing, there are no other voices in this piece.
Over a few decades of working in the sound art domain I have created dozens of pieces, most of which are in stereo. However, this time I was intrigued by the opportunity to transform the piece into something significantly different. The “Audiomulch” application was used to create a kind of complex labyrinth with countless combinations of what and when, how loud or how quietly the listener hears this sound art piece.
The sound labyrinth is a closed system with neither an end nor an exit. Visitors may listen to it for as long as they like or just pick up a few random sounds as they walk through the TONSPUR_passage with whatever other thoughts they might have in their mind—like hearing a bird in a tree, or any other sound to emanate from the gorgeous acoustic universe we live in.
Arsenije Jovanović, born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1932, lives and works in Belgrade and Rovinj, Croatia. 67. TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21/MQ.
Ana Jovanović with violin, photo: Arsenije Jovanović
www.tonspur.atFeb 26 to May 26, 2018, daily 10-20:00
Gerhard Lang (GER): SIMULACRA EX SPECULIS
Exhibition at SCHAURAUM Angewandte
Opening and Performance: Wed, Feb 28, 19:00
Venue: SCHAURAUM Angewandte
Before the police can search for an unknown perpetrator, a facial composite has to be made of the suspect - as an identikit picture. The police give every case a face and cautiously approach the unknown, the foreign or disconcerting. Since the early 90s, Gerhard Lang has been using an old identikit device of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). With its mirror-assembly technique it can create up to four shots of a new face: the phantom image.
In 2000, at the invitation of Cathrin Pichler and Roman Berka of the museum in progress, Lang responded, with the assembly synthesizer, to the first right-wing conservative government coalition between the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Vienna by publishing the identikit image of The Government in the newspaper Der Standard.
In his performance with the identikit apparatus at the opening event, documenta-participant Gerhard Lang will explore new realms and spaces beyond the human face.
Gerhard Lang (*1963) studied in Kassel and London.
Exhibitions: Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, PS1 New York, Hayward Gallery London, Canadian Center for Architecture Montreal, MMKK Klagenfurt, documenta 14 Kassel.
He lives and works in Schloss-Nauses and London.
Curated by Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Image: Unknown, 1992, identikit picture from the series "Palaeanthropische Physiognomie" © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2018
https://digitalekunst.ac.at/en/schauraum/ www.gerhardlang.comMar 01 to Apr 20, 2018, daily 10-22:00
Z (IRN): Elbows, Knees & Toes
Installation in the #Streetartpassage
Venue: STREET ART PASSAGE VIENNA, between MQ and Breite Gasse
The work "Elbows, Knees & Toes" by Iranian artist Z was realized during the project Living Studio - Creative Process at frei_raum Q21 exhibition space in February 2018.
Curated by Sebastian Schager
Photo: Sebastian Schager
www.betonblumen.orgMar 01 to May 01, ongoing, daily 00-24:00
Mar 02 to May 03, 2018, Tue-Sat 12-19:00