The installation Mitigation of Shock by artist, designer and scientist collective Superflux shows a possible scenario played out in an apartment in about 30 years’ time. In almost familiar surroundings, within a tiny space, nutrient-rich food is being grown here using energy-saving do-it-yourself biotechnology. Animals hunted in the city are cooked, self-made window barricades and long-serving radios protect against threatening weather and marauding urban hunters. Despite the terrifying consequences of the climate crisis, Superflux – known for their visions of the future based on in-depth research and actual projections – paint a picture of hope. As an open collective, they work on future solutions for art and architecture institutions, and also for companies such as Microsoft Research and Sony.
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)
With thanks to Klaus Schrefler (plant cultivation), Botanic Matters GmbH, Eva-Maria Ecker-Eckhofen and Caritas / Diocese of Graz Seckau (furniture).
All that remains of Christian Eisenberger’s artistic interventions in nature are photographs.
... derzeit ohne Titel ... (... currently untitled ...), 2021
Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler with Lukas Kaufmann and students
In 1989 Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler exhibited at the Neue Galerie Graz under the title Les Bricoleurs, which describes an artistic approach based on the knowledge of resources, careful observation, listening and letting go.
3D-printed Reinforced Concrete, 2021
Institute of Structural Design/Graz University of Technology (Georg Hansemann, Robert Schmid, Christoph Holzinger, Joshua Paul Tapley, Stefan Peters, Andreas Trummer)
Lightweight ceilings made with the highly innovative digital process need 35 % less material than conventional in-situ concrete ceilings, which are usually the same thickness at all points.
The Future is Calling, 2020
Anna Vasof’s works invite us to discover the absurd world theatre behind the wishes and desires of everyday life.
Blühendes Österreich, REWE private foundation, from 2015
Heute für Morgen, Hofer KG, from 2020
Gemeinsam die Vielfalt retten, SPAR AG, 2021
There is currently much talk of the respectful use of natural resources, and large corporations in the food trade are also beginning to take responsibility in this context.
Maroon – the virtual physics laboratory, from 2013
GameLabGraz, Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science/TU Graz
Videos: ORF & GameLabGraz
Maroon is an immersive virtual physics laboratory that invites us to try out and understand scientific phenomena.
BIO ZENTRUM (organic centre) Grottenhof, under construction
A new farm shop with a café at the central market place, a farm offering demonstrations and a fun experience, a research centre and an innovation centre for organic agriculture form the five cornerstones of the new centre together with the school.