Targets are constructs made from telescopic antennas and golf balls placed in various positions in the Kunsthaus – on the ceiling, walls and floors. They are reminiscent of technical instruments that can adapt to all kinds of uneven surfaces, fall over and get up again, crossing the room like automatons. Arranged in a group, they become a robotic ballet mécanique. And yet these objects do not reveal their function and mission. They invite speculation as to whether they are really ‘just’ telescopic antennas and golf balls – or whether they conceal a mysterious mechanism that evades attempts at detection.
Project Heidi – drone delivery by the Austrian post office, from 2016
Video: Eugen Prosquill & Jakob Kattner
Drones are growing in importance for civilian and scientific purposes such as search and rescue missions, land surveys, infrastructure inspection and even mail delivery.
VR-SenseCity – Virtual laboratory for sensory perception, from 2019
Video: JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL
Limited sensory function and mobility in old age can lead to a reduction in the quality of life – the VR-SenseCity installation aims to make people aware of various aspects of sensory perception again through virtual mindfulness training. The virtual environment takes the form of a city and focuses on visual and auditory stimuli.
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.
e-prop – Brain Inspired Computing, from 2019
Animation: TU Graz
Researchers in the field of Brain Inspired Computing are using the human brain as a model in an attempt to make AI more energy-efficient.
(surprising) chrysalis, 2021
Through the medium of photography, Zita Oberwalder regularly creates narrative pictorial spaces that are ‘read’ as one walks.
'Als die Autos die Stadt verlassen hatten’ (when the cars had left the city) / Graz – around the Volksgarten park / 2020–2050
Drawing: Christian Brix
Text and narrator: Leo Kühberger
By the year 2050 there will only be a few cars left on the streets of Graz, permanently transforming the cityscape.