This six-part picture story by artist Oliver Ressler imagines a radical way of dealing with the social effects of the climate crisis in the year 2050. In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria. Infrastructures based on fossil fuels have had to be abandoned to ensure the development of a CO2-neutral society. An approach that maximises energy self-sufficiency is adopted according to the principles of democratic co-determination and global climate justice. The title of the series refers to the saturated prosperity ascribed to the capitalist present day. The series suggests that general prosperity – i.e. global togetherness in harmony with nature – can only happen after existing social conditions have been dismantled.
Take a Walk on the Mind Side!, 2020
Erstmals als nachdenkliche Werbebotschaften vom Künstler selbst durch den Stadtraum getragen, verweisen die Botschaften zum Wert von Arbeit oder Kultur auf Abhängigkeiten von Ökonomie, Status und Aufmerksamkeit.
Buseinstiegstreppe aus Holz
In den zwei Forschungsprojekten WoodC.A.R. und CARpenTiER werden die Grundlagen für den Einsatz von Holz in Strukturkomponenten im Fahrzeugbau entwickelt.
Jedes Mal Einzigartig (unique every time), 2012
These five portraits are part of a 20-part series about life in Eisenerz, a mining town marked by change. Severin Hirsch’s sensitive portraits offer an insightful view of the residents of the Münichtal, a former residential estate for workers.
Unlearning Classroom, 2017
IZK, Artistic Practice 1, 2017 (lecturer: Daniela Brasil)
The concept of the World as a Classroom emerges, where instead of the controversial ECTS points system of academic achievement, a WTCS, a global collection of study experiences is proposed.
100 Spectres, 2018–2020 (selection from a 110-piece series)
With the help of the Limnological Institute in Konstanz, Sarah Bildstein analysed water samples from all over the world.
Collage: Karen Zack/@teenybiscuit
As far as possible, artificial intelligence should eliminate human error. However, even an AI application is not totally error-free.
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.
Alfredo Barsuglia collaborated with the Ortweinschule Graz to build a small temporary art museum on the Kunsthaus forecourt. Suahtsnuk – Kunsthaus backwards – is both an urban sculpture and an alternative art space. As ‘the other alien’, it is open and freely accessible whenever the Kunsthaus Graz is closed.