Building rubble and fragments of sculpture cover the floor in Martin Roth’s sound and space installation. A posthuman landscape of ruin – yet solitary pioneer plants are reclaiming the signs of humankind’s exploitation and destructive power. They have survived, as have the birds whose chirping we can hear. They imitate the sounds of civilisa-tion such as ringing tones, sirens, car noise – a real phenomenon used by Roth to introduce the absent human being, the Anthropocene, as a trace into the dystopian scenery. In contrast to the plants’ hopeful will to live, however, their calls seem like a swan song to a civilisation that has gone off course. Like many of the constructed, ephemeral landscapes in Roth’s work, this installation creates a tension between the artificial and the human, between nature and the domesticated. It allows us to look from the future into a past that is itself still future.
Reclaiming Abundance, 2021
In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria.
The BIX Light and Media Façade consumes as much energy per year as an average detached house
HIER WASSER LASSEN, 2021
Auer investigates the toilet signs at the Kunsthaus, challenging tradi-tional gender images and divisions with her artistic, interventionist commentaries.
HEUTE Bibliothek, from 2017
The HEUTE Bibliothek is a collection of books that have the word HEUTE (today) in their titles in order to emphasise their current relevance.
Humusaufbau-Projekt Kaindorf, Gerald Dunst, seit 2007
Pflanzenkohle, Klaus Schrefler & Thomas Gösweiner, 2021
Klaus Schrefler & Thomas Gösweiner
This project is devoted to researching, communicating and promoting humus formation.
Jean-Martin Fortier: Bio-Gemüse erfolgreich direkt vermarkten. Der Praxisleitfaden für die Vielfalts-Gärnterei auf kleiner Fläche, Innsbruck 2017
Collage: Karen Zack/@teenybiscuit
As far as possible, artificial intelligence should eliminate human error. However, even an AI application is not totally error-free.