Every 22. day of month, 19 p.m. (July and August summer break.) Ganglbauergasse 36/1, 1160 Vienna
Heike SchäferTHE UNICORN PROJECT22. März 2019
The UNICORN project is a complex artistic work, observation, imagination and manipulation, use of media, ways of seeing and mechanisms of truth formation questioned. It was developed by Heike Schäfer during a 2-month stay in Nida (LT) on the Curonian Spit on the border to Kaliningrad.
Before the 17th century was banished in the world of myths, the unicorn has beside all the exotic animals, which one knew only by hearsay. The shy and intelligent animal could be used by his young girl and his horn, his hooves and his liver for the preparation of medicine (including Hildegard von Bingen) ...
Imagination is the key to culture. Through these stories, some realities are created, before they enter as historical artifacts in the annals of human history. The transmission media may change, the mechanism remains eternally the same.
Heike Schäfer is a visual artist. More Information: www.heikeschaefer.net/
Christoph Lugerartist's book22. Februar 2019
Christoph Luger is a visual artist.
Further information at: www.christophluger.at/
Bernhard Breuer22. Jänner 2019
drums and electronics
Mrs. Scherrer & Mr. Stradnerlesen vor22. Dezember 2018
Paul Aignerherbstblühn22. November 2018
"Between nothing and nothing is something and in this room my music moves."
Kirsten BorchertKompositum: BAU+AREAL22. Oktober 2018
A point in transition. A place is created.
Previously, the environment was assessed, the area measured and tested for fitness for purpose.
The essence of the place, that is, the consequences resulting from the result, are not yet recognizable.
An atelier is an area designated by the artist, which is released for constant development without ever having to bear the consequences of the deeds.
It is equally slaughterhouse like workshop.
The American artist Agnes Martin built in the desert of New Mexico on a reason that did not belong to her, from her previously made adobe bricks two houses and a studio house. After that she started to paint again. In their pictures repeated raster appear.
As part of the lecture, I reflect the artistic production based on my own experience and try to get to the bottom of the mutual network of occupation, space, deconstruction and production.
Sternmand’l-TrioUtopian song recital in honor of David Bowie22. September 2018
Judith LeinenThe croissant strategy22. Juni 2018
Club Irrko Space Night turns into a night of space: we look at the processes of spatial development and a long visit to the bakery of a New York Italian patisserie. This provides all necessary information to build a sculpture.
New spaces are clearly defined by their outer boundaries and only visible through these interruptions. Here they arise during processes that require a complicated material overrun and are barely controllable. But you can succeed with feeling, knowledge and the respect for an in-material autonomy. I follow the concepts of croissant and sfogliatelle, in which the volume - unlike the whirlpool - is the largest possible distance from each other.
Judith Leinen is a sculptor, lives in Berkeley, CA and Kaiserslautern, D where she teaches and researches at the Department of Architecture at the Technical University. judithleinen.com
Hikmet KayahanThe Alliance - Antiracism22. Mai 2018
More anti-racism & civil courage: when, if not now!
This evening, Hikmet Kayahan, head of ANTIRASSISM CENTER VIENNA, which opened in January 2018, will be a guest and will report on the association's human rights work and provide insights into the various projects. Together we discuss and chat possible and necessary alliances and strategies against hatred and more civil courage.
Herbert LacinaFree jazz and improvisation music in Austria.22. April 2018
Attempt a personal review and location
by Herbert Lacina (improvisation musician from Vienna)
After the lecture there will be a concert of the improvisation ensemble TiefKlang
(Edward Reardon: git, Andreas Eichhorn, bcl, Herbert Lacina 12 string bass)
Photo: Gustavo Petek
Book Speed Dating22. März 2018
What are you reading ? Book Speed Dating.
Bring your (favorite) book! It will find new friends.
SONGMA: About ImaginationA pantopical localization from the school of amazement. From and with Bertl Mütter, Trombonaut22. Februar 2018
meet, talk, drink, etc.22. Jänner 2018
Raoul Peck: „I am not your negro“Documentary, 2016, 93 min - with Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte et al.22. November 2017
"This captivating documentary reconstructs James Baldwin's unfinished final book," Remember This House, "a ruthless treatise on racism in the US, told in the words of the African-American author, of three of his most prominent victims: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers (member of NAACP) and Malcolm X, who were all murdered in the 1960s. "(Falter, 2017)
Ronald SalzerThe Waldviertel from the bird's eye view in the year 1705. The Miniaturveduten of the Rastenberger Urbare as a source of history.22. Oktober 2017
In 1705, a series commissioned by Count Leopold Joseph von Lamberg (1653 / 54-1706) was created for the documentation of his possessions located in what is now the Waldviertel. The peculiarity of this Urbare is that they contain watercolor paintings of every rule, painted by Kitzbühel artist Johann Paul Faistenberger (1654 -1705). On the one hand, these vedutas - by far the oldest pictorial traditions of dozens of villages - represent a "well-ordered landscape" in the self-assured sense of the landlord and client, but on the other hand also give a fascinating authentic insight into the living environment of the rural population of the Waldviertel at the beginning of the 18th century.
Ronald Salzer - historian, archaeologist and Waldviertler in Vienna.
Dino Schosche"Integrate!"22. September 2017
Dino Schosche, CEO of the agency Alpha Plus and project leader of the Vienna Integration Week provides answers to the questions of who should integrate where in Austria, what the right problems of our society are and who should choose people without suffrage in Austria.
Dino Schosche was born in 1975 in Mostar, then Yugoslavia. In 1993 he came to Munich as a war refugee and in 2005 as an economic refugee to Vienna. He often calls himself a Bavarian Herzegovinian. Although he was not received by the enthusiastic crowd and brass music on his arrival at the South Station, he founded a few months later, a company to try as a brave top performers and to the state of Austria through sales, pay and trade tax to be able to give something back. In the following years he tried to be the publisher of the foreign language publication "Bum" (magazines in Serbo-Croatian and Turkish), as well as German glossy magazines "Kiox" and "Wiener Vielfalt". His projects include the "Vienna Integration Week" (event series on participation), "Divörsity" (day of action on which Austrian companies and institutions show their colorful side), "We are all Vienna" (video portraits of cosmopolitan Viennese and Wiener), etc. (The whole portfolio can be found at http://www.alphaplus.at). Today he is a threefold family man, a passionate musician and still a convinced Viennese.
Gianna ZoccoJames Baldwin and the (un) compatibility of literature and protest22. Juni 2017
Gianna Zocco is assistant and lecturer at the Department of Comparative Literature of the University of Vienna. After her dissertation on the subject of the window as an opening to the interior in contemporary literature and after a one-year research stay at Columbia University in New York, she is currently working on her habilitation on images and functions of German-speaking countries and its history in African-American literature.
Hermann GlettlerWhat's the matter?22. Mai 2017
For solidarity, spirituality and integration. Mainly, is not it ?!
Of course, everyone would come up with some foreign words. With these three exclusive keywords, I would like to present my work as a priest, curator of contemporary art in churches, society observers, responsible for Caritas and mission. In order for this cross-section crossover story to remain reasonably digestible and concise, I will also show some photos. I look forward to a nice meeting.
Hermann Glettler, since 2016 Bishop Vicar for Caritas and Evangelization in the Catholic Church of Styria. Pastor and social worker in the beautiful multicultural district Gries in Graz. Visual artist.
Frank RufDas silberne Volk22. April 2017
Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, I've been trying to unite two madness themes in a novel: The Massless Mass Surveillance and the Rapid Advances in Artificial Intelligence. A third theme is a link, it is the development of autonomy for military technology. I would like to introduce you to my research on these topics and also give a first insight into the novel and its characters, who hitherto carried the working title "The Silver People".
After teaching foreign languages and languages in Delhi / India and Nottingham / Great Britain, I am currently studying language arts at the University of Applied Arts / Vienna.
Photo: Nuclear Test Bench in Nevada (© Frank Ruf)
Stefan OssmannProbably the first Polyamory-Quiz in the world (in Vienna XVI)22. März 2017
Much is being said about polyamory. But how much do we really know about emotional and sexual multi-relationships ? What research has been done and what has yet to be discovered ? Based on a quite tricky quiz the knowledge of the audience will be assessed and subsequently stereotypes will be dispelled. No prior knowledge necessary, monogamists very welcome.
Stefan Ossmann is a social and human scientist and currently researching in the context of a FWF project about commonalities and differences in the self perception and the media representation of polyamorously living people: http://polyamorie.univie.ac.at/
Nicola SchenkTableaux vivants - On the power of the (living) images and the desire to puzzle over the non-visible22. Februar 2017
Tableaux vivants were very popular especially at the time of Goethe. These were physical adjustments and re-sensations of canonized works of painting and sculpture. It should be conveyed "magical insights into the border world between reality and imagination". With photography, the tableau vivant later begins to become the product of one's own creative energy. The lively as well as the pictures in and of themselves can be so fascinating that you absolutely must understand their mystery - behind the picture wants to reach to solve his mystery. It is viewed as covetous, it is tilted and spaces are filled, which want to name the non-visible, the only ancestral. Ultimately, one surrenders to the sensuality inherent in the image and surrenders with a shudder of enchantment.
Lecture with picture examples
Nicola Schenk has worked at the Künstlerhaus, studied at the Theater-Film and Media Studies Vienna and is currently developing new professional horizons through transdisciplinary projects.
Walter Manoschek: „Dann bin ich ja ein Mörder !“Adolf Storms und das Massaker an Juden in Deutsch Schützen Dokumentarfilm, 68 Minuten22. Jänner 2017
Presentation of the film followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Elfriede Jelinek: "I think this movie is great, especially because it's so factual."
Walter Manoschek is Professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna and has been researching the Holocaust, National Socialism and the politics of the past for many years.
Eduard SteinerRussia: The reality behind the myth22. November 2016
For a decade and a half Vladimir Putin has lead his country with a strong hand. He also asserted his image internationally as a force with whom to be reckoned. But how successful is his regime ? Where are its vulnerabilities ? Considering the economic crisis, is he the one who can give Russia a perspective for the future ?
Eduard Steiner, long year Moscow correspondent of the newspaper “ die Presse „
Maximilian MaurerThe Canaletto view as a comic strip22. Oktober 2016
The so-called “Canaletto-view”, i.e. the panoramic view over baroque Vienna painted by the famous vedutista Bernardo Bellotto (called Canaletto) in the mid-18th century, is featured prominently on many postcards, puzzles and other tourist kitsch. Far less known, however, is the fact that Bellotto has left us not just one but 16 paintings from his time at the Habsburg court. Let’s roam the muddy streets of baroque Vienna through the eyes of Bellotto, discover the Venetian’s craze for the most minute details and ponder whether his paintings were meant to be more than just pleasant views: Bellottos Viennese paintings – a comic strip?
Stefan KnollHow evil are TTIP and CETA?22. September 2016
Nowhere in Europe is the resistance to the free trade agreements TTIP and CETA greater than in Austria. And that, although hardly anyone knows what it is about. Stefan Knoll should know. He sits at Greenpeace in the strategic planning staff of the CETA / TTIP campaign and describes his impressions from the Greenpeace perspective.
CAUTION: Hot spring area22. Juni 2016
European Championship Austria vs Iceland
Last game of the Austrian group stage
The pictures live from the Stade de France Paris with the expert commentary of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Miloš Vec
Sandra Hubinger: Kaum Gewicht und RückenwindBook presentation and reading27. Mai 2016
!!! Bundespräsidenten Stichwahl !!!22. Mai 2016
(... this candidate will not work anymore ...)
1. Extrapolate and watch together until the end - with special (nerve) drink: frog cocktail
Lisa Weber und Markus Walenzykto failure22. April 2016
Lisa Weber and Markus Walenzyk present failure as a part of their artistic process and as an artistic motif, as well as failure in the art of others, in words, actions, thoughts, matter and things.
Lisa Weber, artist, lives and works in Mainz and Frankfurt
Markus Walenzyk, artist, lives and works in Mainz
Lisa Weber and Markus Walenzyk
e.d gfrerer(a)waiting22. März 2016
tefan glettler ist nicht da.
seine werkstatt ist das vorgefundene. eine ordnung. ein konkreter raum, eine stätte/gegend/landschaft das zu bearbeitende – nachspührend, gelassen abwartend.
auf/um/in dieses zu bearbeitende wird das zu schaffende gebaut.
mit dem, was da ist, oft auch mit irgendwas – material.
umgebungen korrespondieren, der werkstatt einen neuen denkraum zuordnend.
und nocheinmal mit albert paal gesprochen: die schwerkraft hält den raum um das geschaffene. die werkstatt ist jetzt werk – statt.
fertig. alles ist in ordnung.
morgen kommt er wieder.
working in graz and abroad/in reference to private/half official/public spaces
foto: cafe milano/shelter/2o13/copyright zita oberwalder
The WOW Trio & TiefKlangSpace Night Spezial: Live in Concert: The WOW Trio & TiefKlang27. Februar 2016
A night of improvised music with the WOW trio from Lucerne, Switzerland and the Vienna based improvising ensemble TiefKlang.The two trios will merge for this concert and perform together as a sextet.
THE WOW TRIO
Steven Tod, E-Gitarre (Chicago/Luzern)
Christof Zurbuchen, Alto-Klarinette, efx (Zug)
Christian Bucher, Drums (Luzern).
Das internationale Trio hat die Fähigkeit sich durch Raum & Zeit zu bewegen.
Die Zuhörer lauschen, und stellen mit Erstaunen fest, dass sie Musik zum ersten Mal wiederhören. wow!
Andreas Eichhorn: Bass- und andere Klarinetten (D)
Mathematiker und Improvisationsmusiker, lebt und arbeitet in Wien;
Herbert Lacina: E-Bass- und andere Bässe (A)
In Wien lebender und tätiger Musiker aus dem Jazz und-Improvisationsbereich.
Edward Reardon, guitar and piano (USA)
Composer and improviser born in Chicago and currently living in Vienna.
Lukas PuschKoran and banana, a photo lecture by Lukas Pusch22. Februar 2016
Lukas Pusch is a visual artist. He lives and works in Vienna and Siberia. He is co-publisher of the artist magazine The Antist (together with TOMAK)
Roman PfefferleMildly Denazified: The professorate at the University of Vienna from 1944 and during the post war area18. Jänner 2016
In the year 1944, 74% (i.e., 92 of 124) of the full- and extraordinary professors at the University of Vienna were members or aspirants of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) and were therefore confronted with measures of denazification. The denazification and rehabilitation of the professorate was a complex and eclectic process that started at the end of the war and continued until the late 1950s. In the end, most of them got off lightly.
Roman Pfefferle is a political scientist with an emphasis on past policies at the University of Vienna.
Tudor Bratufor cigarettes…22. Dezember 2015
he was eighteen, my mother told me, and spent her summers daydreaming and
writing poetry somewhere in the dusty countryside at the outskirts of Bucharest. Every
day, except Sunday, the postman would deliver a letter from her lover. „To Cristina“ the
envelope said in curled words that suggested the careful touch of his hands. Next to
the letters, folded inside the envelopes, she would always find five or ten lei, depending
on how much he had put aside by eating less.
„For cigarettes“, a note would say, „with all my love“. Reading the pile of letters years
later I wasn’t surprised to find none written by my mother. I have always felt that in the
meeting of art and love, love always loses.
Tudor Bratu is an artist and writer. He lives and works in Bucharest and Amsterdam and is the founder of the residency program Bucharest AiR.
(Partner: Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Wien)
Bernhard SchwarzeneggerTina YEAH Turner22. November 2015
She is simply the best, we don´t need another hero(ine)!
Born in 1936, first hit 1960, legendary performances with the „Ike and Tina Turner Revue“, married, beaten, escaped and divorced. New start, 1985 brilliant come-back as „grandmother of rock“ with lion`s mane and leather mini skirt. Since then a megastar on the sky of pop with numerous mainstream-hits with incredible power, energy, passion and a thrilling voice of the century.
Bernhard Schwarzenegger is an art historian and social – and professional pedagog, Tina Turner fan for 30 years.
Michael Gumhold[: a (decent) collection is what i am looking for :]18. Oktober 2015
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Michael Gumhold is an artist.
Lives and works in Vienna.
Erika SchwarzgruberThe 4 basic forms of anxiety22. September 2015
The 4 basic forms of anxiety by Fritz Riemann bravely performed by ES and the two Speisgirls.
Erika Schwarzgruber is an art therapist at the forensic psychiatry, female Clown, and actress.
The Speisgirls are Roswitha Altenhuber and Uli Zabini. Both of them work as lawyers.
fotocredit: Luca Unden
Sandra HubingerReading short stories and poems22. Juni 2015
Sandra Hubinger is a writer and lives in Vienna.
Edward ReardonCosmic Tones for Mental Therapy22. Mai 2015
An introduction and overview to the composer, bandleader, pianist, poet, philosopher, and visionary, Sun Ra on the occasion of his 101st birthday.
Edward Reardon is a composer, pianist and guitarist born in Chicago, currently living in Vienna.
Markus WindischEatable Communities22. April 2015
Turning the virtue of sharing into something modern again: sharing goods, sharing experiences, sharing knowledge, sharing happiness and unhappiness, living in a community. This is the starting point to value and appreciate public spaces beyond former experiences through the possibility of a common good. The new takes courage, diversity, generousity, and patience – as well as the old.
Everything is in a flow. What is beautiful ? Can beauty be found in taming nature, in bending its assymetry ? Or is beauty nature`s unruly wildness ? I believe it is both. Both are arts, one is the art of creating, the other is the art of just letting things happen. In my opinion the only wrong thing is when the art of creating is turned into an industrial nature because it is connected with gene manipulation, artificial fertilizers and speculation with food. Who is pro the bees, butterflies and healthy food is also pro non industrialized nature – no matter if in a wild garden or in a raised bed garden. This is how Übelbach, the first eatable community, thinks. Without passing judgement, it wants to serve as an example for sustainibility in front of everyone`s door.
Markus Windisch is the mayor of the market town Übelbach in Styria, Austria.
Manuela Hämmerle„The film’s rhythm synchronizes the body, …“18. März 2015
Manuela Hämmerle is a filmmaker and puppet player. She lives in Vienna.
Thomas WenzlAspects of Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramics – The Viennese Porcelain manufacturer Josef Böck22. Februar 2015
Aspects of Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramics – The Viennese Porcelain manufacturer Josef Böck
In 1889 the porcelan manufacturer Joseph Böck contacted Koloman Moser und Josef Hoffmann, newly assigned professors at the Arts and Crafts School of Vienna / Kunstgewerbeschule Wien, to have them manufacture porcelain tableware according to the drafts of their students. The porcelain tableware and decor designed by the students Jutta Sika, Therese Trethan and Antoinette Krasnik differed from the usual art deco style of that time by their reduced, very often strictly geometric ornamental and tectonic shape. Already at that point those tablewares were highly regarded, and traded under the label „School of Professor Kolo Moser“. Today they are in great demand by international collectors and sold for high prices.
The lecture gives a short overview about Austrian ceramics- and porcelain manufacturing at the beginning of the 20th century and introduces the wide spectrum of the work of the Viennese porcelain manufaturer Josef Böck.
Thomas Wenzl is a technical draftsman, interior architect and collector.
Miloš Vec„Now is not the time for crazy“: Normcore als Anti-Fashion-Mode22. Jänner 2015
Foto © K-Hole
„Normcore“ is a neologism that denotes a unisex style in contemporary fashion. On the basis of current examples of „normcore“ the lecture deals with so called „fashion rules“ that are determined by social convention, morals and religion, but rarely by law. Nevertheless there is a competition, coexistence and cooperation of different normative systems. This hybridity is best described by the term „multinormativity“.
Miloš Vec is university professor for European Legal and Constitutional History at the University of Vienna.
weirdest wildestShort films by Johann Lurf and Stefan Zlamal22. Dezember 2014
Johann Lurf and Stefan Zlamal are filmmakers living in Vienna.
Eleni LinasRace and Class In Urban American Public Education – Can a Social Institution Act as an Agent of its Own Reform? (live via skype)22. November 2014
This talk challenges the predominant assumption that the reform of urban education in the United States lies entirely in improved resource allocation. It explores the idea that the public education system acts as an agent of cultural reproduction whose primary purpose is to perpetuate the occupation of black bodies in their current stations within the collective American imagination. If this is so, compulsory education becomes a sophisticated trap rather than a mechanism of social mobility. If it’s dismantled, what replaces it?
Eleni Linas is a teacher in the United States. Formerly a computer engineer, Eleni began a second career in teaching seven years ago. She spent three years teaching in South Central Los Angeles and currently teaches mathematics at a public high school in Chicago.
Clara Wörsdörfer und Christoph WirgesAdam Karrillon: unsuccessful surge of distance22. Oktober 2014
We are moving to a street. We ask ourselves, after whom is that street named ? We ask around. Everybody knows a little bit, nobody knows more. We begin our investigation and a journey begins, from Odenwald to Syria, to Egypt and back to Mainz. We read traces and books. 1896, 1933, 2014. We unravel strings and different layers. It may not be science but we are able to tell a story.
Clara Wörsdörfer is art historian and comparative literature. Christoph Wirges is german- and history teacher and writer. They are living in Mainz.
Hans PfefferleEverything belongs to us: Reading and Opening of the Exhibition: Betonamöben und Herzensabgieszungen22. September 2014
Hans Pfefferle, 63 years, learned the craft of mosaics from his father, studied Germanistics and History at the University of Innsbruck and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He did drawings until 1973 and then started again after a 30 year long break in 2003.
Larisa CrunțeanuVoice and Intimacy13. August 2014
Maria Wiebersinskyuntitled (32,8°N, 35,6°E)22. Juni 2014
Expedition to the lake Genezareth!
Maria Wiebersinsky is an artist living in Vienna.
David MerlinA poet and music: Gabriele D’Annunzio22. Mai 2014
David Merlin, was born in Verona (Italy) and studied composition and music theory (masters thesis about liturgic chants for the Saint Leopold of Klosterneuburg). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute for Music Theory at the University of Vienna (Topic of the dissertation is an Antiphonary (a liturgical book of chants for praying) that was printed in 1519 by Johannes Winterburger in Vienna).
His main topics of research are monophonic liturgic chants of the late middle ages and the renaissance and their handwritten and printed sources, the Holy Office, and the Cantus Fractus.
Lukas Zallingershort movies: The shady aquariums of a disharmoniously limping peach thief22. April 2014
Lukas Zallinger is an artist living in Vienna.
Dorothee GottwaldWhy did Dag Hammarskjöld die? New evidence, closed archives22. März 2014
Dorothee Gottwald is working at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.
Gilles BeckerThe stage: a garden. Where does life sit?22. Februar 2014
Gilles Becker is a Philosophy PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts and a stage designer. He is currently studying Biology at the Universtity of Vienna.
Miloš VecTherapy and bookkeeping: the adventure of keeping a diary22. Jänner 2014
Diaries are places of self assurance, harbor, and of bookkeeping about one`s life. Why, and for whom, does someone keep a diary ? The lecture „the adventure of keeping a diary“ investigates internal and external writing and reading practices and puts the genre up for discussion.
Miloš Vec is university professor for European Legal and Constitutional History at the University of Vienna.