Hans Kupelwieser’s photogram brings us extremely close to the objects depicted in a way that only this technique could. Without a camera, created by the direct exposure of photographic paper, the photogram is the most indexical form of photography. It refers directly to three-dimensional reality, both in the size of the image and the depth of field, even if the image itself seems unfamiliar. As a medium between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, the photogram has been part of Kupelwieser’s diverse œuvre from the 1980s until today. The plastic bottles, tubes and other plastic parts depicted are closely related to humans and their actions, they are no longer used objects of the Anthropocene. Composed through the ‘guided chance’ of gravity, their physical properties become visible in the photogram – size, contour, volume, material density.
materialnomaden, from 2017
The panelling of disused ÖBB wagons comes from materialnomaden.
It is Never Facts that Tell, 2004
Muntean + Rosenblum
The protagonists of this video are young people, melancholic and mournful – full of wistfulness and gloom. Their mental state characterises a condition marked by uncertainty and lacking any security.
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.
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.
Richard Buckminster Fuller: Bedienungsanleitung für das Raumschiff Erde und andere Schriften, Hamburg 2010
Lignobatt, seit 2017
Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology/ Graz University of Technology
At Graz University of Technology they have developed a way to use the flavouring substance vanillin, which we all know from baking, for sustainable energy storage.
BauKarussell, from 2016
pulswerk GmbH, Romm ZT, RepaNet
The steel trusses that fit so well into the architecture of the Kunsthaus have had a previous life.
Weizer Schafbauern eGen.mbH, Region Weiz, from 1995
The ‘Weizer Schafbauern’ – sheep farmers from the Weiz area of Styria – have taken everything into their own hands as a cooperative, from primary production through to processing, refining and marketing. They have received many awards for their initiative, as well as setting quality standards and co-founding the ‘GenussRegion Weizer Berglamm & Schaf’.