My personal research topic will this time be the simple word "We" / "Wir", which somehow also had an explosive role within our research assemblage as well as it does on a larger political spectrum. After investigating on "reasons" / "Vernünfte" last time, I am organically transitioning to the "We". The German word "Vernunft" etymologically derives from "Vernehmen", which is not far from "Einvernehmen", the condition required behind a WE. I will engage with the environment of the festival (the Sandleitenhof, one of Vienna's oldest social housing projects) to investigate what could be a new kind of "Einvernehmen" to create a WE, that escapes the politically dangerous tendencies of a separation of "US" and "THEM".
A short publication on the field of the "WIR" - written in collaboration with Yasmin Ritschl, who will continue to collaborate from the distance - can already be found here. More updates of the project coming soon!
Sat 2. – Sun 17.6. 18 (except Mon, Thu) // 5 to 9 p.m
Altes Museum/Wäscherei at Sandleitenhof, Gomperzgasse 1–3, 1160 Wien
tram 10 & 2 -> station Liebknechtgasse
stffwchsl WERKSTATT #3 goes SOHO in Ottakring
- an artistic workshop wants to be visited and expend itself www.stffwchsl.net
In cooperation with Soho in Ottakring Festival “Jenseits des Unbehagens. Arbeiten an der Gemeinschaft."
stffwchsl WERKSTATT #3 is artistic workshop and work at the same time. 7 artists from different disciplines open their artistic practice and cordially invite the visitors to be part of their research and to enter into dialogue. We want to draw attention to the desire for a “stable and ideal world” shared by all, and its always necessarily processual state. This potential conflict also influences the discussion of artistic practice: the claim and the expectations of a work as process is opposed to that of a communicable product ready to be consumed by an audience. stffwchsl WERKSTATT #3 researches art as a practice of life and follows the conviction that sharing artistic processes (as a work of art) enhances our view of the world. How can a different understanding of the world and its potentials of community be experienced?
stffwchsl WERKSTATT #3 is part of the transmedia research project STOFFWECHSEL- Ecologies of Collaboration with differently involved artists and theoreticans, experimenting with structural and artistic entanglements.
Contributers: Alfred Lenz (AT), Anita Kaya (AT), Axel Brom (AT) & Claudia Heu (AT), Jack Hauser (AT), Kilian Jörg (AT) & Yasmin Ritschl (DE/UK), Lisa Hinterreithner (AT), Sabina Holzer (AT)
Anton Tichawa (AT), David Ender (AT), Elisabeth Schäfer (AT), Michael Hirsch (DE), Réka Kutas (HU/AT) , TE -R / Thomas Wagensommerer (AT) & Louise Linsenbolz (DE/AT), Thomas Ballhausen (AT), a.o. are invited to participate in the exchange with artistic and theoretical interventions.
More info >> www.stffwchsl.net
Sat 2.6.18 // 17-21: 00 // presentation publication stoffwechsel_artists * book / materials of the research process STOFFWECHSEL - Ecologies of Cooperation 2016/17/18
Sun 10.6.18 // 17:30 // Les Landes - letters from trees to Hélène Cixous / Lecture Performance / Elisabeth Schäfer (AT)
Wed 13.6.18 // 19:00 // UMHERZIEHEN / walk / Claudia Heu (AT) & Axel Brom (AT)
Thu 14.6.18 / 19:00 // Work, Art & a good life # 2 / Lecture & Conversation / Michael Hirsch (DE)
Fri 15.6.18 / 19:00 // CAT CALL / Sound Intervention / TE- R (Thomas Wagensommerer (AT) & Louise Linsenbolz (DE/AT))