With the help of the Limnological Institute in Konstanz, Sarah Bildstein analysed water samples from all over the world. She translated these into chromatography, a laboratory method in which substances are broken down into their individual components using filter paper. Bildstein assigned colours to the analytical values that were found (such as nitrate, sulphate, salt, copper, iron, nitrite, sulphite and phosphate), mixed them according to a strictly documented grid with the water of each sample and allowed all of this to react on handmade paper. Water properties become visible during the transfer and create – in comparison – an apparently objective image of the different qualities of water. The Spectres equally represent image analyses, water samples and abstract watercolours. They invoke the value and meaning of water in both a figurative and scientific sense.
Meadow seed, from 2007
Heli Kammerer, Stattegg
Whether it is in food shops or DIY stores, in specialised shops or as give-aways at events – almost everywhere we now find meadow seed packets containing a diverse mix of species. Their contents can vary greatly, however.
'Als die Autos die Stadt verlassen hatten’ (when the cars had left the city) / Graz – around the Volksgarten park / 2020–2050
Drawing: Christian Brix
Text and narrator: Leo Kühberger
By the year 2050 there will only be a few cars left on the streets of Graz, permanently transforming the cityscape.
The BIX Light and Media Façade consumes as much energy per year as an average detached house
Open Modes and Trial Mode, 2014–2018
A project by: Akademie Graz / Camera Austria / esc medien kunst labor / FORUM STADTPARK / Grazer Kunstverein / IZK/TU Graz / < rotor > Centre for Contemporary Art / Künstlerhaus KM / Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Offener Betrieb (Open Modes) – and before that Probebetrieb (Trial Mode) – took the idea of a collective, dehierarchised, collaborative and open educational situation as their starting point.
The Living Arch. A Study Model for a Novel Wellbeing Architecture for Honeybees, seit 2020
The experimental architectural study The Living Arch combines biology, technology and design in the quest for healthy and comfort-able spaces.
Custodian I & II, 2021
Angelika Loderer presents a collection of unusual eggs: rejects that have no place in our standardised food industry.
Reclaiming Abundance, 2021
In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria.
Graz 2030 cycling campaign, seit 2020
Artgineering Office for Urbanism and Architecture
The bicycle plays a key role in urban mobility of the future. Often neglected in the car-friendly city of recent decades, a group of bicycle activists in Graz provided a significant impetus to bicycle mobility in 1980.