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).
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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.
HIVEOPOLIS. Beehives of the Future, from 2019
Artificial Life Lab/Institute of Biology/University of Graz
Videos: Artificial Life Lab
The interdisciplinary and international research project HIVEOPOLIS aims to use technology to communicate with honey bees so that they can be better protected against environmental pollutants, climate change and also their natural enemies.
Deconstructed furniture, objects for reading, working and talking, 2021, 2021
Erika Thümmel and the Caritas workshops
This deconstructed furniture was designed by artist, restorer and exhibition designer Erika Thümmel. Positioned in the exhibition and discourse area of Space04, the furniture encourages visitors to pause for a moment.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving, from 2007
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have already become the norm in our vehicles in recent years, from lane keeping, parking and braking assist to adaptive cruise control. The next step – the transition from assisted to partially and fully automated driving – is already on the horizon.
Reclaiming Abundance, 2021
In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria.
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.
The Sharing Economy, 2018
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)
In Weltverschiebung, the desire for public space is juxtaposed with the growing economisation of what once seemed like endless outer space.
Hufschale, Hufbehälter mit Knochen, Teller mit Hühnerklauen und Fell (Hoof dish, hoof container with bone, plate with chicken claws and fur), 1973
Schreibknochen (Writing bone), 1974
‘Alle wollen mehr. Nie genug’ (Everyone wants more. Never enough) – so reads the text of a large-format poster in which Ingeborg Strobl took aim at consumerism.