The BIX Light and Media Façade consumes as much energy per year as an average detached house. During the exhibition period, however, it will only light up at night if enough solar energy has been generated during the day. The media artist’s concept envisages that the energy needed to power the Kunsthaus façade will be generated using a photovoltaic system on the roof of the Needle. In this way, nature determines whether and for how long the BIX is illuminated at night. This approach is Sönmez’s reaction to the demands of climate change mitigation and the necessary reductions in how much energy we consume. In a wider sense, the project is a critical statement about how we take night-time lighting in urban spaces for granted. The monitor in the exhibition, which is roughly the size of a photovoltaic panel, and the light façade show how much elec-tricity is generated during the day and for how long it can light up the BIX.
Kühle Wand (cool wall), 2021
Breathe Earth Collective (Karlheinz Boiger, Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Andreas Goritschnig, Markus Jeschaunig, Bernhard König)
Das transdisziplinär arbeitende Kollektiv entwickelt eine unkonventionelle Kühlung, die klimapositives Denken in die Tat umsetzt. Rund 14° kaltes Wasser aus der Grundwasserzisterne unter dem Kunsthaus wird nach oben gepumpt und läuft durch einen Kühlkörper aus dünnen Kupferrohren.
Earth (Three times), 2011/2021
Once again, Manfred Erjautz manages to undermine presumed certainties about the means of the sculptural process.
Low Budget Loft House, 2013
Film: Daniel Hermes, 2021
Photos: Martin Grabner, 2021
Konrad Frey created a prototype in Hart near Graz for the development of a low-cost prefabricated house with ‘loft quality’.
Smart wood logistics / PhysICAL, from 2021
Fraunhofer Austria Research, Institute of Logistics Engineering/Graz University of Technology
The ‘Physical Internet’ (PI) is a logistics model for an optimised goods transport system that follows the concept of the internet.
VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH, Graz, from 1982
Neudau, from 2019
For several years now they have been conducting research into algae as the basis for an environmentally friendly foam.
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.
Kitchen Cow, 2019
Food waste produced in a kitchen is chopped up and converted into biogas in a fermenter – the glass ‘stomach’ of the Kitchen-Cow.