An important theme in studio ASYNCHROME’s work is democratic participation. Their drawings and installations examine utopian concepts and visual metaphors from the past, contrasting or over-lapping them with visions and close observations of the present. For their compelling image montages, they use a huge vocabulary of graphic communication that can range from digital icons to visionary architectural drawings through to the image rhetoric of propaganda. In Weltverschiebung, the desire for public space is juxtaposed with the growing economisation of what once seemed like endless outer space. Through unexpected confrontations, they create media- and socio-critical images of an ominous future in which social classes build their own worlds while the sharing of resources remains a goal that is as disputed as it is aspirational.
Planning proposals for integrated comprehensive schools, 1970
TEAM A GRAZ (Franz Cziharz, Dietrich Ecker, Herbert Missoni, Jörg Wallmüller) with Helmut Satzinger
50 years ago, a sense of optimism reigned in Austria’s educational landscape. Both educational experts and a significant number of architects introduced proposals and concepts.
HEUTE Bibliothek, from 2017
The HEUTE Bibliothek is a collection of books that have the word HEUTE (today) in their titles in order to emphasise their current relevance.
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.
Klimaschutznotverordnung/KliNo (emergency climate protection regulation) 2021, 2020
The housing and construction sector is responsible for a substan-tial part of the production of greenhouse gases – because of its consumption of resources and energy, the construction process, the operation of buildings, their demolition, soil sealing, mobility caused by urban sprawl and other knock-on effects.
About Care, ONLY LIFE (Memories burn like a forest fire. B. Eilish), 2021
Iris Andraschek’s research into the current topic of care work once again focuses on making social participation visible.
The directness of Christian Eisenberger’s group picture of older women is reminiscent of the cardboard figures he placed in public space from the late 1990s onwards.
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.
The Blue Frog Society – A habitat without territory, 2011
The Blue Frog Society is the fictional vision of a future society. Our habitat is no longer shaped by (spatial) property claims, but by communal, non-material values that arise from an open-ended negotiation process and which are based on a broad understanding of commons.