The artist Ulrike Königshofer’s work often investigates image realities. For Bad Pictures she went in search of the criteria for image quality or image optimisation. Back in the days of analogue photography, she noticed there were no prints of some photos that had appeared on the negative strips. Based on certain aspects such as blurri-ness, backlighting or movement, from the 1980s onwards these photos were rejected by photo labs, initially by hand and later by machines. For her series, Königshofer compiles all of the photos from her private archive that had been deemed bad and worthless, and reproduces them. Within the art context, where they could be seen as expressive, they point to the arbitrariness and changeability of such evaluation criteria in relation to place and time, particu-larly in an age of photo filters and automatic image optimisation.
VR-SenseCity – Virtual laboratory for sensory perception, from 2019
Video: JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL
Limited sensory function and mobility in old age can lead to a reduction in the quality of life – the VR-SenseCity installation aims to make people aware of various aspects of sensory perception again through virtual mindfulness training. The virtual environment takes the form of a city and focuses on visual and auditory stimuli.
GrazLog, from 2021
City of Graz, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The GrazLog pilot project is developing cooperative logistics on the ‘last mile’ for environmentally friendly and service-oriented inner-city goods transport.
The basic income
Two main directions can be found among the various concepts of basic income – an economic liberal approach and a humanistic emancipatory approach.
Eva & Co.
Co-operative feminist culture magazine, published in Graz from 1982 to 1992
Founded by the artists Veronika Dreier, Dorothea Konrad, Silvia Ulrich, Eva Ursprung and Anne Wrulich in Graz, Eva & Co. was the first feminist art and culture magazine in Europe.
Studio ceiling at Schloss Seehof, Lunz am See, 2020
Institute of Structural Design/Graz University of Technology (Georg Hansemann, Robert Schmid, Christoph Holzinger, Joshua Paul Tapley, Stefan Peters, Andreas Trummer), Hans Kupelwieser
Video: Robert Schmid,Institute of Structural Design
Grafik: Georg Hansemann, Institute of Structural Design
For a roof of approximately 100 m² over a studio space in Schloss Seehof in Lunz am See, 130 different 3D-printed concrete recess formers were digitally planned, produced automatically and installed by hand.
27 x Display, 2021
studio itzo (Martina Schiller, Rainer Stadlbauer)
The exhibition architecture designed by studio itzo adopts a resource-saving approach on a number of levels. Most of the elements are from previous Kunsthaus exhibitions.
Täglicher Zigarettenkonsum (daily cigarette consumption), 23 09 1979 – 22 09 1980, 1979–1980
(handwritten copy of the original for the exhibition On Discipline at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam) Josef Dabernig
Over the course of days and weeks, disciplined series of numbers have been compiled to record the daily consumption of cigarettes.