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.
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.
SPLITTERWERK FORDERN NEUBAUSTOPP (SPLITTERWERK demand a halt to new construction), 2021
Since 1988, the collective’s transdisciplinary approach has focused on questions of spatial, social and ecological transformation.
Mitigation of Shock, 2017–2019
(Project team: Jon Ardern, Anab Jain, Maël Héna", Mikhaela Dietch, Jon Flint, Vytautas Jankauskas, Jake Charles Rees, Alix McCabe, Danielle Knight, Nicola Ferrao, Matthew Edgson)
Animals hunted in the city are cooked, self-made window barricades and long-serving radios protect against threatening weather and marauding urban hunters.
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.
First installed in 2010 for the exhibition Mehrwert (added value) in front of the church in Quartier Leech, the fictitious construction sign marked the public garden with fruit trees next to the church as the building site of a spectacular architecture.
Training Democracy, 2012
In Training Democracy, Werner Reiterer explores the social demands of various opinion leaders in his own subversive way. Quotes collected from the American and European pro- and anti-abortion movements from 1999 to 2007 include protest slogans such as ‘Keep abortion legal’ or ‘My body, my decision’.
Annette Hillebrandt, Petra Riegler-Floors, Anja Rosen, Johanna-Katharina Seggewiss: Atlas Recycling. Gebäude als Materialressource, München 2018
Klimaschutznotverordnung/KliNo (emergency climate protection regulation) 2021, 2020
The housing and construction sector is responsible for a substan-tial part of the production of greenhouse gases – because of its consumption of resources and energy, the construction process, the operation of buildings, their demolition, soil sealing, mobility caused by urban sprawl and other knock-on effects.