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.
27 x Display, 2021
studio itzo (Martina Schiller, Rainer Stadlbauer)
The exhibition architecture designed by studio itzo adopts a resource-saving approach on a number of levels. Most of the elements are from previous Kunsthaus exhibitions.
Wir kommen zusammen (we come together), 2021
Gaisbacher spent several weeks in Stanz reflecting from an artistic perspective on a successful participation project initiated in 2016 as part of a local revitalisation.
Let’s live together, 2020/21
project team: Rebekka Hirschberg, Anna Jäger, Jomo Ruderer
What does it look like when living space does not end at your front door? More and more people are attracted to community living and see it as a promising alternative for themselves and society.
The Future is Calling, 2020
Anna Vasof’s works invite us to discover the absurd world theatre behind the wishes and desires of everyday life.
Shaping Stanz together, from 2016
Municipality of Stanz im Mürztal, SCAN – Agency for Market and Social Analysis, Nussmüller Architects
Stanz is not like any other place. It is situated in the heart of the Mürztal valley, which is experiencing structural change and emigration – and yet this community of 1,848 inhabitants grows by a few inhabitants every year. Together with 21 other European towns, it presents its recipe for success to the EU Commission.
Deconstructed furniture, objects for reading, working and talking, 2021, 2021
Erika Thümmel and the Caritas workshops
This deconstructed furniture was designed by artist, restorer and exhibition designer Erika Thümmel. Positioned in the exhibition and discourse area of Space04, the furniture encourages visitors to pause for a moment.
Bikes & Rails, Vienna, from 2020
wohnlabor, Verein Bikes & Rails, habiTAT
To live in a self-determined way, in an equal, diverse house community, without having to move out again at some point because of rent increases – this is one goal of self-managed, solidarity-based housing projects.
Cambium, Fehring bei Graz, from 2017
wohnlabor, Verein Leben in Gemeinschaft
Many people dream of living a life close to nature, integrated into a community of solidarity. In Fehring, a group have dared to take this step and are transforming a former barracks with a 16-hectare plot of land into an ecovillage by building it themselves.