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27.05. –
30.05.
10:00 –
18:00

MAK / Performances

EAT LOVE. Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces

A joint project by the Vienna Business Agency and the MAK

The nomadic studio mobil / think tank station is touring through Vienna for the duration of the Biennale to provide a view into the future of our nutrition. Under the motto “Let's talk food”, the VBA is analysing the entire food cycle – from the fields to the shops and, finally, to our plates – to explore how urban food supplies might look in future.

The nomadic studio mobil / think tank station is touring through Vienna for the duration of the Biennale to provide a view into the future of our nutrition. Under the motto “Let's talk food”, the VBA is analysing the entire food cycle – from the fields to the shops and, finally, to our plates – to explore how urban food supplies might look in future. Therefore, in keeping with the overall theme of this year’s Vienna Biennale, the topic chosen by the Vienna Business Agency is EAT LOVE. Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces.

In response to a specific challenge, the Viennese creative scene has developed ecological and socially sustainable solutions for the ever-continuing transformation processes identifiable in our diets, our consumer behaviour and associated methods of production. The best ideas will be showcased for three days and three nights at the Vienna Biennale, at various locations in Vienna and at Vienna Design Week.

The dialogue surrounding the urgent issues of food supplies will continue with a symposium Planet Matters Symposium.

Curator: Hubert Klumpner, Michael Walczak
Curatorial Team: Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Alice Jacubasch (Vienna Business Agency); Astrid Böhacker (MAK)

More Info and Livestream

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Collective Action Viewer 01 © University of Applied Arts Vienna
27.05. –
03.10.

Karlsplatz / Exhibitions

Collective Action Viewer

Interactive and participatory media sculpture at Karlsplatz

Most people are relatively unaware of the consequences of global climate change, because it will take some time before their daily lives will be directly affected. For this reason, the artists will present their work Collective Action Viewer to render visible and help us understand the impact of climate change.

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Tracy Thompson, Artist and Ibrahim Mahama, Artist and Co-Curator, © Fredrick Botchway, © Ibrahim Mahama
FRI
28.05.
19:00 –
21:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Talks

Artist Talk: Tracy Thompson and Ibrahim Mahama

Free admission

An introduction into artistic visions of coexistence, nature and the environment and an insight into the emerging art scene in Ghana and Mahama‘s and Thompson‘s active active role in it.

An introduction into artistic visions of coexistence, nature and the environment and an insight into the emerging art scene in Ghana and Mahama‘s and Thompson‘s active active role in it.

Tracy Thompson and artist Ibrahim Mahama, co-curator of the exhibition, will introduce their visions of coexistence, nature and the environment and offer insights into their works presented in the show. They will also provide glimpses of the emerging art scene in Ghana and their role in it.

Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson is a Ghanaian artist whose current interest lies in exploring mutations of and with food in art and how the politics of food consumption could be redefined beyond human-centeredness. Her work has featured at blaxTARLINES KUMASI in Accra, Ghana and the Stellenbosch Triennial 2020, South Africa.

Ibrahim Mahama is an Artist, Head of Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art Tamale and Co-Curator of "Ecologies and Politics of the Living". His artistic practice is led by his interest in the history of materials and architecture. His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Norval Foundation in Cape Town, KNUST Museum in Kumasi /Ghana,  documenta 14 and 22nd Biennale of Sydney amongst others.

 

Free admission

Live on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1fWJknP7Q8

 

More: https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/artist-talk-tracy-thompson-and-ibrahim-mahama
Facebook-Event: https://fb.me/e/Pnc5RBth
Ibrahim Mahama: https://www.instagram.com/ibrahimmahama3/?hl=de
Tracy Thompson: https://www.instagram.com/tracynkthompson/?hl=de

 

 

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Jurt of the Dissident Godesses, 2021 © Elisabeth Samsonow
28.05. –
03.10.

Jurte / Collateral Projects

The Dissident Goddesses’ Land

In summer 2020, a group of artists and culture workers founded the four-hectare “Land of the Goddesses” in the Pulkau Valley (Lower Austria). This is biodiverse land covered with vineyards, forests, overgrown scrubland, wasteland, and fallow.

In summer 2020, a group of artists and culture workers founded the four-hectare “Land of the Goddesses” in the Pulkau Valley (Lower Austria). This is biodiverse land covered with vineyards, forests, overgrown scrubland, wasteland, and fallow. The land will be used for THE DISSIDENT GODDESSES’ NETWORK—a research project at the Academy of Fine Arts—as a laboratory for an investigation in the sense of contemporary Eco Art and deep ecology practice. A Mongolian yurt on a Palaeolithic site near Alberndorf serves as an in-situ parliament for encounters, projects, storytelling, and community teaching. The aim is to facilitate measures against climate change: targeted planting, water detection, improvement of humus.

More info and program: tdgn.at/the-dissident-goddesses-land

Location

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Climathon Vienna, 2018 © brainbows
28.05. –
03.10.

Vienna / Collateral Projects

CLIMATHON

Time for change. Be the change.

The impacts of climate change are all around us. The appetite for people to self-organize and take the climate crisis into their own hands is growing.

The impacts of climate change are all around us. The appetite for people to self-organize and take the climate crisis into their own hands is growing.


The Climathon, a city-based program, offers a clear pathway to action and interaction, where cities and their citizens can co-create local ideas to shared climate challenges. The diversity of participants ranges from youth, students or entrepreneurs to business leaders or policymakers. It is an opportunity to be truly involved in the evolution of one’s community and create a space for tangible creativity, climate solutions, and maybe a little bit of chaos. Join us on the Climathon journey!

www.climathon.at


www.climathon.at

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Kerstin von Gabain, Thigh bone (leek), 2016 © Kunst-Dokumentation.com Courtesy of EXILE Gallery
28.05. –
03.10.

MAK / Exhibitions

CLIMATE PANDEMICS. Dark Euphoria

A MAK exhibition

The exhibition CLIMATE PANDEMICS: Dark Euphoria takes science fiction literature, specifically climate fiction, as a starting point for artistic reflection.

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Key Visual for FOSTER © Process – Studio for Art and Design
28.05. –
03.10.

MAK / Exhibitions

FOSTER. The Soil and Water Residency

A MAK exhibition

The exhibition FOSTER presents newly developed works by artists who participated in the project Foster – The Soil and Water Residency, initiated by Angelika Loderer in 2020.

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Exhibition View © Stefan Lux/MAK
28.05. –
03.10.

MAK / Exhibitions

INVOCATION FOR HOPE: A new commission by SUPERFLUX

A MAK exhibition

In this immersive installation, commissioned by the MAK exclusively for the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021, Superflux transports visitors into a vision of a post-anthropocentric future no longer determined by humans alone.

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Studio Mobil Think Tank Station © urbanthinktank next Hubert Klumpner Michael Walczak
28.05. –
03.10.

MAK / Exhibitions

EAT LOVE: Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces

A joint project by the Vienna Business Agency and the MAK

At the Vienna Business Agency, everything in 2020/21 revolves around how we want to eat. Under the motto “Let's talk food”, the VBA is analysing the entire food cycle – from the fields to the shops and, finally, to our plates – to explore how urban food supplies might look in future.

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Ines Doujak, aus der Serie landraub, 2019 © Ines Doujak
28.05. –
03.10.

KUNST HAUS WIEN / Exhibitions

INES DOUJAK: Landscape Painting

An exhibition by the KUNST HAUS WIEN

For her exhibition project Landscape Painting, the artist Ines Doujak is working with natural materials collected and archived from Vienna and Lower Austria: dried plants, mushrooms, seeds, pulverized flowers, leaves, berries, wood, ash, clay, stones, and sand.

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Ibrahim Mahama, Nkrumah Voli, Living and non-living things, 1966-2020, Credit Ibrahim Mahama
28.05. –
03.10.

AIL Postsparkasse / Exhibitions

Ecologies and Politics of the Living

An exhibition by the University of Applied Arts Vienna / Angewandte Innovation Lab

The exhibition "Ecologies and Politics of the Living" explores the relationship between animate and inanimate environments, against the backdrop of a politically and economically interwoven world – primarily from southern perspectives.

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Exhibition View © Stefan Lux/MAK
28.05. –
03.10.

MAK / Exhibitions

CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures

A MAK exhibition

CLIMATE CARE. Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures is the MAK's comprehensive, interdisciplinary main contribution to the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021.

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© Gabriele Sturm, 2020
04.06. –
19.08.

Vienna / Collateral Projects

CO HABITAT / SUPER COHABITAT

With CO HABITAT, artist Gabriele Sturm designs a vision of biodiverse urban areas in which a coexistence of “all” living beings is enabled—not an either or, but an as well as a large variety of vegetation communities, insects, wildlife, and anthropogenic habitat—a SUPER COHABITAT.

With CO HABITAT, artist Gabriele Sturm designs a vision of biodiverse urban areas in which a coexistence of “all” living beings is enabled—not an either or, but an as well as a large variety of vegetation communities, insects, wildlife, and anthropogenic habitat—a SUPER COHABITAT. With one of her interventions, a viewing walkway, the artist stages temporarily existing species-rich plant societies/biotopes of urban areas, which are in a waiting loop for a new spatial planning, as a possible format of public and social space.

Gabriele Sturm explores the relevance of such CO HABITATS for our quality of life in the city and offers a possibility to discover a paradise at every stop of her project.

4th station:
Duration: 4.6. –19.8.2021
Seestadt Aspern
1220 Vienna

Information on the accompanying program via
koer.or.at/projekte/die-wuensche/
co-habitat.at

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Verena Tscherner & Joerg Auzinger, Collective Action Viewer © Verena Tscherner & Joerg Auzinger
TUE
08.06.
17:00 –
18:00

Karlsplatz / Talks

Artist Talk with Verena Tscherner and Joerg Auzinger, Livestream

The artist duo talks about art in the times of climate change and about their interactive media sculpture “Collective Action Viewer“.

The impulse and location for this artist talk is the Collective Action Viewer, a media installation by Verena Tscherner and Joerg Auzinger in public space at Karlsplatz.

The impulse and location for this artist talk is the Collective Action Viewer, a media installation by Verena Tscherner and Joerg Auzinger in public space at Karlsplatz.

The consequences of the global climate crisis are still abstract and diffuse for many people. With their work, the artist duo makes the effects of the global climate catastrophe visible and comprehensible for viewers in the Viennese urban space at Karlsplatz. A glance through binoculars - and a virtually animated flood scenario is reversed.

The media sculpture on Karlsplatz will be open to the public for the entire duration of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021, daily from 12:00–dawn.

Live Stream from Resselpark/Karlsplatz:
https://youtu.be/FoMu4rvuWYs


Free admission

Moderation: Katharina Gsöllpointner, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaftlerin,
Leiterin der Abteilung International Programmes for Sustainable Developments, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

In context of the Angewandte Festival: https://angewandtefestival.at/projekt/collective-action-viewer/

About the Collective Action Viewer: https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/collective-action-viewer

www.auzinger.net
www.tscherner.com

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Mae-ling Lokko with AMBIS Tech, CASE-RPI and e2e Materials team: 26° North and South (2015–16), © Lea Fabienne Dörl
THU
10.06.
19:00 –
20:30

Online / Talks

Artist Talk with Mae-ling Lokko

Architectural Scientist, Building Technology Researcher, Accra/Ghana

The Architectural Scientist and  Building Technology Researcher Mae-ling Lokko discusses some reflections on the role of the architect in unalienating different actors/materials that surround the building material life cycle. | https://zoom.us/j/93351608617 

https://zoom.us/j/93351608617

The Architectural Scientist and  Building Technology Researcher Mae-ling Lokko discusses some reflections on the role of the architect in unalienating different actors/materials that surround the building material life cycle.

Lokko‘s research integrates technical, environmental, social and cultural criteria that question contemporary material value systems, and codevelops business models for upcycling between the Global North and South.

Recent projects have been exhibited globally at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2019), 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (2018), Rhode Island School of Design (2018), and the Mmofra Foundation, Accra (2017–present) amongst others.

https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/artist-talk-mae-ling-lokko

Organised by IoA, Angewandte in context of the Sliver Lecture Series 2020/21: http://i-o-a.at/sliver/2021-mixtape/

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Nathalie Koger, „Die Konferenz der Tiere, revisited“ (Work in progress), 2021, Videostill, Courtesy The Golden Pixel Collaborative. © Bildrecht Wien, 2021
10.06. –
27.06.

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz / Exhibitions

Space for Kids. Footprints in a Sea of Data

Space for Kids is a continuously evolving and interactive exhibition format that aims to meet the needs and perspectives of children, while also offering adults a fascinating and participatory frame of reference.

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16.06. –
14.09.

Vienna / Collateral Projects

CONTENT VIENNA

Call for Projects: Content Vienna

Up to 10,000 euros per project

With Content Vienna the Vienna Business Agency is supporting creative professionals in designing digital worlds. The 2021 competition awards five projects with 10,000 euros each: from games to virtual reality and animation.

In cooperation with the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021 two special prizes of 5.000 euros each are awarded. The Vienna Business Agency is looking for creative artistic projects addressing the topic PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age. How can creative concepts be applied for the benefit of the climate and the environment? Which visions inspire rethinking? How can digital content stimulate active participation?

Submit your project: 17.6. – 14.9.2021
All information: viennabusinessagency.at


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Patricia Domínguez, La Balada de las Sirenas Secas, 2020, film still
FRI
18.06.

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier / Exhibitions

GETTING WET

A discursive event series by the Kunsthalle Wien in context of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

The relationship between technology and nature is mostly based on a logic of extraction facilitated by colonial juridical mechanisms and late capitalism.

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David Sanderson, Land of the Goddess © David Sanderson
21.06. –
17.07.

Vienna / Collateral Projects

ECO FLIRT

An exhibition by students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Class of Elisabeth von Samsonow, co-curated by Kate Strain

This exhibition starts with the simple theory that art specializes in perception.

This exhibition starts with the simple theory that art specializes in perception. So what form of perception is needed to respond appropriately to the ecological and climate crisis? How can art capture, represent, and project the intertwining of subject and milieu? What forms of mapping can art develop when it comes to sketching out a new concept of “environment”? In this exhibition, several groups of students from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna focus on different levels and dimensions of the perception of environments and present their results and proposals. The show highlights both very empathetic and molecular mappings, reactions, and translations of internal and external environments.

21.6. –17.7.2021
Smolka Contemporary
Lobkowitzplatz 3/Spiegelgasse 25
1010 Vienna

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© EOOS NEXT/Process – Studio for Art and Design
TUE
22.06.
19:00

MAK / Talks, MAK FUTURE LAB

MAK FUTURE LAB: DIGITAL & CIRCULAR

LEARNING AND LIVING CIRCULAR SOCIETY

Vor dem Hintergrund der Ausstellung DIGITAL & CIRCULAR organisiert das MAK ein MAK FUTURE LAB, bei dem Ansätze für eine digital unterstützte Transformation zur Kreislaufgesellschaft erörtert werden.

Panel discussion in the MAK Lecture Hall

Registration required, free admission
The 3G rule must be met for entry:
Vaccinated, Tested, Recovered.
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum, and a distance of one meter maintained between people who do not live in the same household.

Entrance: Weiskirchnerstraße 3 (opposite Stadtpark)
Participation from home: click here for the Live-Stream

Against the background of the exhibition DIGITAL & CIRCULAR, the MAK has organized a MAK FUTURE LAB to debate approaches for a digitally supported transformation towards circular society. A top-class panel will discuss, among others, the following questions: Which primary systemic change is needed for a circular society? How can we prevent the great transformation of economy and society from leading to an enormous additional accumulation of material? In which areas would circular economy be particularly important? Which would be the three most urgent digital innovations to lend key importance to biological and technical cycles? How can we accelerate the transition from glass consumers to transparent cycle-oriented companies by means of digital innovations? How can we as a society learn circular thinking in the best and fastest way? How can we live circular society in everyday life and how should human-machine-interfaces be designed to optimally use the power of innovation for this purpose?
 
Verena Fuchsberger-Staufer (University Salzburg)
Martin Grödl (Process – Studio for Art and Design)
Helmut Haberl (BOKU Vienna)
Lotte Kristoferitsch (EOOS NEXT)
Christian Schienerl (Schienerl Design / Art Direction)
Michael Strugl (Verbund)
 
Moderation: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (MAK)

Start MAK FUTURE LAB: 7 p.m.
Exhibition DIGITAL & CIRCULAR opens 6 p.m.
The MAK is open until 9 p.m.

 

Sponsor

 

Cooperation Partner

Logo Verbund

 

 

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© EOOS NEXT/Process – Studio for Art and Design
23.06. –
03.10.

MAK / Exhibitions

DIGITAL & CIRCULAR

Towards a Circular Society

The main focus is placed on a spectacular research project which was initiated by internationally renowned social ecologist Associate Professor Helmut Haberl (Institute of Social Ecology, BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) and analyses the material stock in Austria with so far unmatched precision.

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25.06. –
26.06.

TUE
29.06.
18:30

MAK / Performances, Talks, MAK FUTURE LAB

Adrien Missika “Unkrautpflege [Weed Care]”

MAK FUTURE LAB | Utopian Activism

Keynote and collective action by and with Adrien Missika
Bring your own watering can!

With his “Unkrautpflege [Weed Care]” project, in 2018 artist Adrien Missika initiated a three-part work that draws our attention to spontaneously growing, often overlooked, vegetation in the urban landscape, thus sharpening our awareness of the city’s biodiversity.

Take a watering can
Fill it with water
Go out on the street
Walk down one way
WATER ALL THIRSTY WEEDS
Refill the can wherever possible
Go on until tired or hungry


With these simple instructions, Misska offers an artistic approach to climate protection and at the same time appeals to each one of us to play an active role.

After explaining his artistic praxis in a keynote address in the MAK Lecture Hall, Missika invites all visitors to devote their full attention to neglected plants along the city’s sidewalks and housefronts and to share their experiences on social media under #unkrautpflege. The starting point is the Wotrubapromenade by the Stubenbrücke, directly behind the MAK.

The video documentation of Unkrautpflege (2018-ongoing; action first performed by the artist in Berlin, 4K color video, sound, 7:06 min.) as well as subsequent actions: Cura (2019-ongoing; action first performed by the artist in Mexico City, Mexico; HD video, sound, 5:56 min.) and Pioneer’s Treat (2020-ongoing; first performed by the artist in 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal, 4K color video, sound, 7:22 min., courtesy Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, & Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City) may be seen as a three-part installation in the VIENNA BIENNALE exhibition CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures in the MAK Exhibition Hall.

Registration required
Free admission
The 3G rule must be met for entry:
Vaccinated, Tested, Recovered.
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum, and a distance of one meter maintained between people who do not live in the same household.
Entrance: Weiskirchnerstraße 3 (opposite Stadtpark)

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Angewandte Festival © University of Applied Arts Vienna
29.06. –
02.07.

AIL Postsparkasse / Collateral Projects

Angewandte Festival 2021

The Angewandte Festival 2021 of the University of Applied Arts Vienna spreads out into the city, claiming space for art and culture.

The Angewandte Festival 2021 of the University of Applied Arts Vienna spreads out into the city, claiming space for art and culture. In addition to the exhibitions of the artistic departments and the presentation of the final thesis projects in the university buildings around Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz, the diverse festival programme will be moved into the public space—as a strategy, but also to acknowledge the analogue and the physical, to provoke movements in the city and to incite encounters. In the run-up to the festival, a pre-programme-series will be introduced in public space starting in May.

29.6. – 2.7.2021


For a detailed festival programme and more information, visit: www.angewandtefestival.at

www.angewandtefestival.at


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Elisabeth Falkensteiner Baerbel Mueller, Ibrahim Mahama and Tracy Thompson Photo: Lea Fabienne Dörl
FRI
02.07.
18:00 –
19:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Tours

Curators‘ Tour + Release of the exhibition publication

Ecologies and Politics of the Living

The curatorial trio Ibrahim Mahama, Baerbel Mueller and Elisabeth Falkensteiner guides through the exhibition. Followed by the release of the exhibition publication.

The curatorial trio Ibrahim Mahama, Baerbel Mueller and Elisabeth Falkensteiner guides through the exhibition. Followed by the release of the exhibition publication.

Tour will be held in English.

Free admission, please register at elisabeth.falkensteiner@uni-ak.ac.at

www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/curators-tour

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TUE
06.07.
18:30 –
20:00

Online / Talks

What is a forest? When is a forest?

Online Panel discussion at Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

Forests have personalities. They come from different parts of the world, they host different species and come in many shapes and sizes. They are complex ecosystems, sources of timber, homes to indigenous people, storages of carbon; some or all of the above at the same time.

Please regsiter at eventbrite.com
(free, no event on site, Start 6.30 p.m. CEST)

Link to Zoom Event

Forests have personalities. They come from different parts of the world, they host different species and come in many shapes and sizes. They are complex ecosystems, sources of timber, homes to indigenous people, storages of carbon; some or all of the above at the same time.
 
Being open to carefully considering more complex definitions of forests can form the institutional, legal and operational basis for forest monitoring, management and restoration that are more attuned to the urgent global actions needed to protect and restore forest ecosystems.
 
Centered around three projects looking at a scientific forest, an urban forest and a burnt managed forest, the panel will interweave these creative narratives with interventions by forest scientists, ecologists and anthropologists. This panel, co-organised with the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (MAK) in the framework of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021, will approach the question of conceptualising and defining forests through the lens of creative practice.

MEET THE PANEL
Andrea Botero is a Colombian born, Finland based designer and researcher. Her work engages with the possibilities and contradictions of participating in the creation of environments, tools and media that afford more relational and caring interactions among, and between people and their environment.
 
Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is Director of the Care-full Design Lab at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Through her research and practice, she explores ways to care-fully imagine and create more-than-human futures, often through co-creative and playful engagements.
 
Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker and co-founder of Superflux and Professor of Design Investigations at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. In her practice, Anab imagines and builds future worlds we can experience in the present moment. By creating new ways of seeing, being and acting, she hopes to inspire and challenge us to look critically at the decisions and choices we make today.
 
Katharina Lapin studied landscape planning before turning her research focus to biodiversity and invasive species. Katharina contributes to national and international nature conservation interests and specialist groups and is the head of the Department for Forest Biodiversity and Nature Conservation at the The Federal Forest Research Center (BFW).
 
Shubhendu Sharma, an industrial engineer, was working at Toyota in India when he met Japanese forest expert Akira Miyawaki, who’d arrived to plant a forest at the factory, using a methodology he’d developed to make a forest grow ten times faster than normal. Fascinated, Shubhendu interned with Akira, and grew his first successful forest on a small plot behind a house. Today, his company Afforestt promotes a standardised method for seeding dense, fast-growing, native forests in barren lands.
 
Panel moderator
Ruth Catlow is the artistic director of Furtherfield and the Decentralised Arts Lab DECAL, based in London. Her work as an artist, researcher and curator involves critical investigations of digital and networked technologies and their emancipatory potential.
 
Video interventions by
Nidia Gonzalez Pineros, researcher in Development Studies at University of Helsinki
Anna Lintunen, Adjunct professor in Tree Ecophysiology, University of Helsinki, INAR

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What is a forest? When is a forest? is co-organised with the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna (MAK) and is part of the Planet Love: Climate Care in the Digital Age agenda at the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021.
 
The event will be recorded for archiving and research purposes; by joining the session you consent to the recording. Please read the Participation Information Sheet and Privacy Notice. CreaTures project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870759. The content presented represents the views of the authors, and the European Commission has no liability in respect of the content.

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Exhibition View © Stefan Lux/MAK
TUE
13.07.
18:30

Online / Talks

MAK Dialogues: INVOCATION FOR HOPE

ONLINE ZOOM-TALK

Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with Superflux

Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with Superflux

Commissioned by the MAK, a work by Superflux lies at the heart of the VIENNA BIENNALE; with it, the Anglo Indian design and art studio invites visitors to reflect on our relationship with the Earth and on alternative visions of a prospering planet in a once again flourishing forest. With Curator Marlies Wirth, the two founders Anab Jain and Jon Ardern will discuss the immersive installation INVOCATION FOR HOPE and the importance of a “more-than-human” perspective on our world.

Click here to join the Zoom Talk

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MAK DIALOGUES
A series of talks on current MAK exhibitions

On Tuesday or Thursday evenings, MAK curators invite discussion partners to talk about current MAK exhibitions with them. The talks focus on unique personal insights and background information, artistic intentions and motivations, and much more. Listen in—and join in too!

Dates for the MAK Dialogues talk series
Every Tuesday or Thursday at 6:30 p.m., online via Zoom
 

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© buerobauer
01.08. –
12.09.

Flederhaus in aspern Seestadt / Collateral Projects

Urban Biodiversity

Temporäres Ausstellungskonzept „Seestadt Tower“

Als temporäres Ausstellungskonzept „Seestadt Tower“, werden im August 2021 verschiedene künstlerische Positionen zum Thema Urban Biodiversity im sogenannten Flederhaus gezeigt.

Konzipiert und kuratiert wird das Projekt von Katerina Dimitrova, die gemeinsam mit einer Auswahl an in Wien lebender zeitgenössischer Künstler*innen, das in der Seestadt befindliche Flederhaus temporär bespielt.<br /><br />Wie können Städte nachhaltig gebaut werden? Kann Frau/Mann einen Fußabdruck im Asphalt hinterlassen? Und was halten Enten eigentlich von Streetart? Diese und andere Fragen dienen diesen Sommer als Ausgangspunkt für eine intensive, künstlerische Auseinandersetzung mit der Lage, Größe, Topologie und dem Wetter in Aspern Seestadt.<br /><br />Das Ausstellungskonzept „Seestadt Tower“ bespielt temporär das in der Seestadt platzierte Flederhaus. Das 5-stöckige halb-offene Flederhaus bietet im Unterschied zum herkömmlichen white cube eine erweiterte Form der künstlerischen Auseinandersetzung in dem unterschiedlichste Einflüsse  und Parameter der Gebäudestruktur sowie der Seestadumgebung in die kreative Umsetzung einwirken. Die temporäre Zwischennutzung des Flederhauses und ihre neue künstlerische Interpretation entspricht auch der Idee der kulturellen Nachhaltigkeit.<br /><br />Urbane Biodiversität (dt.) bezeichnet die Vielzahl an Organismen, von Bakterien über Pflanzen bis hin zu Menschen, welche im urbanen Raum ein Ökosystem bilden. Als junger Stadtteil bietet aspern Seestadt einen einzigartigen Raum, in dessen Kontext die Entwicklung der urbanen Lebensvielfalt thematisiert werden kann.<br /><br />Die kreative Auseinandersetzung mit Urban Biodiversity kulminiert in der Vielfalt der künstlerischen Beiträge in der Ausstellung, von Skulptur und Malerei bis hin zu Installationen, Performances und einem partizipativen Programm der Wissenserarbeitung.<br /><br />Herzlichen Dank an unsere Sponsoren: STUWO – Student housing, At Work – Leitner Personalmanagement und Stadt Wien - Bezirkskultur<br /><br />Beteiligte Künstler*innen: <br />Bianca Phos, Luisa Hübner, Miriam Laussegger, Sascha Alexandra Zaitseva, Matthias Ramsey, Lukas Dworschak, Max Freund, Ahmed Thaer, Contemporary Matters, Pablo Chiereghin<br /><br />Kuratorin: Katerina Dimitrova<br /><br /><link http://www.seestadt-tower.com>www.seestadt-tower.com</link>

Location

Ausstellungsdauer<br />1. August 2021 – 12. September 2021<br />Flederhaus/ Pier05 - U2 Endstation Seestadt, Ausgang „Seestadtpromenade“

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AIL-Publication: Ecologies & Politics of the Living, Design: Marie Artaker © Marie Artaker
WED
18.08.
19:00

SSCA Ghana / Talks

Book Presentation "Ecologies&Politics of the Living" / Panel Discussion

Mi, 18 Aug 2021, 19:00 CET / 17:00 Ghana

Unnamed Road, Tamale, GhanaPresentation of the AIL publication "Ecologies & Politics of the Living" and panel discussion with participating artists and theorists at the SSCA Ghana - on the occasion of the exhibition "Ecologies and Politics of the Living" in Vienna.

How to build new relations and synergies between human and non-human matter despite the human manipulations and contaminations of the capitalist system on this planet?
Panel discussion and presentation of the AIL-Publication "Ecologies & Politics of the Living" at the Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art Tamale in Ghana, which was founded by the co-curator of the exhibition,  Ibrahim Mahama. The catalog is published on the occasion of the AIL-Exhibition Ecologies and Politics of the Living.


Panel Discussion with:


Baerbel Mueller / Co-Curator, Architect
Billie McTernan / Writer, Editor
Elisabeth Falkensteiner / Co-Curator
Eric Gyamfi / Artist
Ibrahim Mahama / Artist, Co-Curator
Uriel Orlow / Artist

The publication contains text contributions by the artists Eric Gyamfi, Mae-ling Lokko, Ibrahim Mahama, Uriel Orlow, New-Territories (s/he_f.Roche), Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson and by Gerald Bast, Robin Riskin, Billie MyTernan, Selassie Atadike, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Niyi Osundare.
Edited by Gerald Bast, Elisabeth Falkensteiner, Ibrahim Mahama, Baerbel Mueller
Designed by Marie Artaker


Published by the Angewandte Innovation Lab and the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the context of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021. Free copies are available in the exhibition.

https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/publication-release

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TUE
31.08.
18:00 –
21:00

MAK / MAK FUTURE LAB

Free Admission to all VIENNA BIENNALE exhibitions at the MAK

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 6–9 p.m. you can visit all MAK exhibitions of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021 for free.

Free Admission! On Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 6–9 p.m. you can visit all MAK exhibitions of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021 for free. The exhibitions on view are: CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures, INVOCATION FOR HOPE: A new commission by SUPERFLUX, FOSTER: The Soil and Water Residency, CLIMATE PANDEMICS: Dark Euphoria, DIGITAL & CIRCULAR: Towards a Circular Society

❗ Please note: The exhibitions WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE and ALFREDO JAAR. Red Vienna as well as the permanent exhibitions including the MAK DESIGN LAB will remain closed (6–9 p.m.).

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Exhibition View © kunst-dokumentationen.com/MAK
TUE
31.08.
18:30

Online / Talks

MAK Dialogues: FOSTER. The Soil and Water Residency

ONLINE ZOOM-TALK

Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with artist Angelika Loderer

Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with artist Angelika Loderer

Artist Angelika Loderer and Curator Marlies Wirth will talk about the project Foster – The Soil and Water Residency on an urban farm in Hirschstetten: about research, self-sufficiency, and the artists’ works that were specially developed for the exhibition.

Click here to join the Zoom Talk (available soon)

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MAK DIALOGUES
A series of talks on current MAK exhibitions

On Tuesday or Thursday evenings, MAK curators invite discussion partners to talk about current MAK exhibitions with them. The talks focus on unique personal insights and background information, artistic intentions and motivations, and much more. Listen in—and join in too!

Dates for the MAK Dialogues talk series
Every Tuesday or Thursday at 6:30 p.m., online via Zoom
 

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03.09. –
04.09.

Anna Heringer, China Bamboo Hostels, Baoxi, China, 2016 © Foto: Julien Lanoo
03.09. –
04.09.

Az W / Exhibitions, Conference

PLANET MATTERS

Conference at the Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien

A new ethic towards the planet and all of its species requires the collaboration of a broad spectrum of knowledge.

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BOKU
TUE
07.09.
18:30

MAK / Talks, MAK FUTURE LAB

Wood in the City

MAK FUTURE LAB

Das Thema Bäume und Holz erfährt gerade in jüngster Zeit große Aufmerksamkeit in den Sparten Architektur, Design und bildende Kunst und wird als zentraler Gestaltungsansatz für die Zukunft angesehen.

YouTube Livestream

Lately, the topic of trees and wood has been receiving a great deal of attention in the fields of architecture, design, and fine arts and it is considered the central design approach for the future. Trees as well as the climate-caring use of wood, for example for the construction of residential and office buildings, for commercial structures, or for temporary architecture, design, and art interventions in the public space, play an outstanding role for the future viability of cities. How do European urbanity and our culture of settlement change when trees or even the resource wood become a part of the city? In the context of the event Wood in the City, it will also be discussed how trees shape public space and public participation in a lively way, how wood construction is transforming the architectonic vocabulary, and which meaning trees as a resource as well as wood as a material have especially for Vienna in the global context.

Program

Opening statement
Sigrid Oblak, Director Wien Holding

Keynote
Hubert Klumpner, architect and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich, curator of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2021

Panel discussion
Hubert Klumpner, architect and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich, as well as curator of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2021
Lina Streeruwitz, architect, StudioVlayStreeruwitz, Vienna
Richard Stralz, chairman, ProHolz Austria
Georg Unterhohenwarter, architect, SWAP-Architekten, Vienna

Host
Hans-Christian Heintschel, project communication, City of Vienna

In cooperation with the Wien Holding GmbH




Registration required
Free admission
Admission subject to compliance to the “3G rule”:  vaccinated, tested, recovered.
For the duration of the visit to the museum a face mask is mandatory.
MAK Lecture Hall (Entrance Weiskirchnerstraße 3)

YouTube Livestream

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Ibrahim Mahama: Grandfather Song 1957–1966, 2021, Installation view in the Former Postsparkasse, Vienna © eSeL.at - Lorenz Seidler
THU
09.09.
17:00 –
18:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Tours

Curator Guided Tour Ecologies and Politics of the Living

A guided tour with the co-curators Baerbel Mueller and Elisabeth Falkensteiner through the exhibition in the former Postsparkasse. 

The exhibition shows artistic positions from Ghana, Nigeria, Southafrica, Thailand and Europe and explores the relationship between animate and inanimate environments, against the backdrop of a politically and economically interwoven world. Similar to ecological inquiries into the interrelations of all existing organisms and processes on planet earth, the artistic positions focus on the intersection of living beings, (in)organic structures and their economic, temporal and spatial conditions.

Admission free
Please register elisabeth.falkensteiner@uni-ak.ac.at

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AIL-Publication: Ecologies & Politics of the Living, Design: Marie Artaker © Marie Artaker
THU
16.09.
17:00 –
19:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Talks

Book Presentation "Ecologies&Politics of the Living" / Panel Discussion

Presentation of the AIL publication "Ecologies & Politics of the Living" and panel discussion with participating artists and theorists at the AIL - on the occasion of the exhibition "Ecologies and Politics of the Living".

How to build new relations and synergies between human and non-human matter despite the human manipulations and contaminations of the capitalist system on this planet?
Presentation of the AIL-Publication Ecologies & Politics of the Living, published on the occasion of the AIL-Exhibition Ecologies and Politics of the Living.


Panel Discussion with:
Baerbel Mueller / Co-Curator, Architect
Billie McTernan / Writer, Editor
Elisabeth Falkensteiner / Co-Curator
Eric Gyamfi / Artist
Ibrahim Mahama / Artist, Co-Curator
Uriel Orlow / Artist

The publication contains text contributions by the artists Eric Gyamfi, Mae-ling Lokko, Ibrahim Mahama, Uriel Orlow, New-Territories (s/he_f.Roche), Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson and by Gerald Bast, Robin Riskin, Billie MyTernan, Selassie Atadike, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Niyi Osundare.
Edited by Gerald Bast, Elisabeth Falkensteiner, Ibrahim Mahama, Baerbel Mueller
Designed by Marie Artaker


Published by the Angewandte Innovation Lab and the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the context of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021.


Free copies are available in the exhibition.

https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/publication-release

 

 

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TODAY

MAK / Collateral Projects

Climate Impact Day by Glacier – climate action made simple

Glacier's vision is to build the most effective global community for carbon reduction.

Glacier's vision is to build the most effective global community for carbon reduction. We take this complex problem and turn it into a super simple itinerary – a step-by-step guide for companies on their carbon reduction journey. It's science translated into actionable steps. It's saving the planet with the whole team on board.


Our annual flagship event, the Climate Impact Day, inspires and celebrates employee engagement. Companies tap into a large pool of modules, identify and implement solutions, and raise awareness for climate action. The event is accompanied by inspiring talks and presentations broadcasted live from the MAK.

REGISTER HERE TO ACCESS THE LIVESTREAM (FREE)
glacier.eco/climate-impact-day

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Ivan Pérard © Ivan Pérard / Courtesy of Lagune Ouest
THU
23.09.
18:30

Online / Talks

MAK Dialogues: CLIMATE PANDEMICS: Dark Euphoria

ONLINE ZOOM-TALK

Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with the artists Kerstin von Gabain and Ivan Pérard

The exhibition CLIMATE PANDEMICS takes science fiction, especially climate fiction, as the starting point for artistic reflection. In conversation with Marlies Wirth, the two Vienna-based artists Kerstin von Gabain and Ivan Pérard will introduce their works and underlying ideas: the fossilized bones and aDNA (ancient DNA) sequencing of long extinct species and the theory of self-replicating molecular nano technology (gray goo scenario).

Click here to join the Zoom Talk (available soon)

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MAK DIALOGUES
A series of talks on current MAK exhibitions

On Tuesday or Thursday evenings, MAK curators invite discussion partners to talk about current MAK exhibitions with them. The talks focus on unique personal insights and background information, artistic intentions and motivations, and much more. Listen in—and join in too!

Dates for the MAK Dialogues talk series
Every Tuesday or Thursday at 6:30 p.m., online via Zoom

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Alba Art for Alba - A Wildlife Adventure © ustwo games 2021
FRI
24.09.
18:00

MAK / Talks, MAK FUTURE LAB

SUBOTRON pro games: Games for Climate Care

Presentations and Panel

In times of upheaval and reorientation, the medium games is becoming more and more important in conveying content beyond pure entertainment.

In times of upheaval and reorientation, the medium games is becoming more and more important in conveying content beyond pure entertainment. In recent years, the term “serious games” has been increasingly rejected by game developers and academics due to its misinterpretation as “not entertaining” and “only for learning purposes” and its often poor execution. “Impact games” is beginning to establish itself as a term for digital games that influence attitudes and behavior, promote empathy, and contribute to solutions to social, economic, educational, scientific, and cultural challenges. In this segment, tasks in areas such as health, education, and ecology are increasingly becoming part of narrative content and gameplay.
For the VIENNA BIENNALE exhibition CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures at the MAK running until 3 October 2021, SUBOTRON curated five games from all over the world which interactively visualize issues around climate care topics to the visitors and inspire them to take joint action.
 
Presentations and Panel
Representatives of all games gather for presentations of their work and takes on impact games and climate care. The ensuing panel discusses their approaches and solutions on how to help saving the planet via interactive experiences with the audience. The international participants will be streamed, the locals are on site.
 
Participants
David Fernández Huerta (Creative Director, ustwo games, London)
Alan Gershenfeld (President, E-Line Media, Phoenix, AZ)
Javier Ramello (CEO, Herobeat Studios, Barcelona)
Gerald Reitschmied (Co-Founder/CEO, anti entropy, Vienna)
Felix Bohatsch (CEO, Broken Rules, Vienna)

Please register
Admission free
Admission only if fully vaccinated against, recently tested for, or cured of Covid 19
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum
Entrance: Weiskirchnerstraße 3 (opposite the Stadtpark [City Park])

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24.09. –
03.10.

Vienna / Collateral Projects

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK

15 years of “A City Full of Design”

The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria’s largest curated design festival and takes place for the 15th time this year.

The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria’s largest curated design festival and takes place for the 15th time this year. The festival, which shows year after year that Vienna is a “City Full of Design,” invites everyone—from heavy users to passersby—to discover something new. And all that with free admission. The festival focuses on the diversity of today’s concept of design and the benefits of design for society. Product, furniture, and industrial design, architecture, graphic and social design as well as experimental and digital approaches illustrate this in the form of an average of 230 events at over 40 venues during the 10 festival days.

Local potentials are networked internationally—to be experienced by participants and visitors. Proven festival formats meet progressive focal points, crucial additions come from numerous Program Partners.

This year the focus is on Vienna’s 20th district: Brigittenau. Come on over!

24.9. –3.10.2021
Zentrale am Sachsenplatz
Sachsenplatz 4–6, 1200 Vienna

viennadesignweek.at

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Ibrahim Mahama: Grandfather Song 1957–1966, 2021, Installation view in the Former Postsparkasse, Vienna © eSeL.at - Lorenz Seidler
WED
29.09.
17:00 –
18:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Tours

Curator Guided Tour Ecologies and Politics of the Living

A guided tour with the co-curators Baerbel Mueller and Elisabeth Falkensteiner through the exhibition in the former Postsparkasse. 

The exhibition shows artistic positions from Ghana, Nigeria, Southafrica, Thailand and Europe and explores the relationship between animate and inanimate environments, against the backdrop of a politically and economically interwoven world. Similar to ecological inquiries into the interrelations of all existing organisms and processes on planet earth, the artistic positions focus on the intersection of living beings, (in)organic structures and their economic, temporal and spatial conditions.

Admission free
Please register elisabeth.falkensteiner@uni-ak.ac.at

More Info

 

 

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Video still, Carmen Egger & Abdul-Haqq Mahama, “My plantain is our property”
THU
30.09.
18:00 –
21:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Performances, MAK FUTURE LAB

Tamale Territories Interventions

An evening of video-based interventions in the exhibition space by Angewandte’s trans-disciplinary lab [applied] Foreign Affairs.

An evening of video-based interventions in the exhibition space by Angewandte’s trans-disciplinary lab [applied] Foreign Affairs. The student works, part of the project Tamale Territories, focus on the inner-urban ecologies and peripheries of Tamale, Ghana – set in dialogue with the works of the AIL-Exhibition Ecologies and Politics of the Living.


With video works by:
Abdul-Haqq Mahama & Carmen Egger
Agata Chomicz
Ana-Maria Chiriac
Daniil Zhiltsov
Georgios Albanis


Teaching and curating:
Baerbel Mueller
Juergen Strohmayer


Video editing assistance:
Oliver Rene Alunovic

Please register your spot
elisabeth.falkensteiner@uni-ak.ac.at
Exhibition attendance possible subject to the current valid regulations for museums and art halls.

https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/tamale-territories-interventions


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Natalia Domínguez Rangel: Photo: Simon Veres
SAT
02.10.
18:00 –
22:00

AIL Postsparkasse / Performances

Sounds of the Living

For the closing of the Vienna Biennale exhibition, Natalia Domínguez Rangel and Robert Schwarz perform atmospheric soundscapes based on field recordings and the musicians' sound archives in Otto Wagner's famous Kassenhalle. (Live Sets)

For the closing of the Vienna Biennale exhibition, Natalia Domínguez Rangel and Robert Schwarz perform atmospheric soundscapes based on field recordings and the musicians' sound archives in Otto Wagner's famous Kassenhalle. (Live Sets)

Natalia Domínguez Rangel (NL/CO)
is composer/sound artist based in Vienna and Amsterdam. Her work has been connected with architecture, acoustics, technology and nature. She is interested how sound affects and resonates with a body physiologically and psychologically, and how critical listening deepens, extends and set connections to other acoustic ecologies not only to the anthrophony.
http://nataliadominguezrangel.com/

Robert Schwarz (AT)
Coming from architecture and computer music, he has presented musique concrète, field recordings and experimental works, and has participated in exhibitions with some of Europe's most prominent institutions for adventurous art practices. Co-founder and curator of the Viennese festival ''PARKEN; Or, Live in the Park'' and co-author of ''Los Bar'', ''Strookoffer'' and ''Lax Bar''.
https://r-schwarz.net/
https://soundcloud.com/schwarz

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. on 2 October.

https://www.angewandteinnovationlab.at/program/sounds-of-the-living

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