The new exhibition format “base Carousel” presents
six works of art dealing with the topic “Another World”. In times of lockdown and social distancing, the exhibition asks about
the possibilities to think critically about art, culture, society, politics, economy and science. How do policies manifest
themselves, whether acute or long foreseeable in their longue durée, i.a. in public, private and digital space or in the form
of architecture and technology? Which possibilities open up, which forms of criticism can be transferred to digital and which
materials are available for artistic creation?
In five video works
and a series of photographs, the artists approach these aspects to additionally question the format of the exhibition, as
a foreign body in an administrative software environment.
Maximiliane Leni Armann’s
video work “ab tasten” (2020) depicts real feet on virtual surfaces. Sampling is a topic here in two ways. It shows both the
careful, getting used to this unreal environment and the experience of surfaces that cannot be experienced haptically.
Ichikawa also deals with the sensual experience of surfaces in her work “Between Space” (2011). The artist superimposes
a video of a frenzied and deafening drive through a mine with pictures of a face, eyes, nose, ear and hands.
setting of Valentino Skarwan’s video “Hot Blood” (2020), on the other hand, is home. In the nightmarish sequence,
furniture and, in the Chinese Year of the Rat, a domestic rat play the main roles. With a wink, the artist designs a mythical
journey into his own living room.
The (new) Constellation (Tina Kult, Agnes Varnai)
create a dystopian vision of the future with “Lessons for Mutants” (2020). With their photo series, they sketch a time when
the continuation of capitalist demands for optimisation and growth lead to new forms of resistance, located in the immediate
materiality of a landscape.
“Come with me … and you will see” is the friendly invitation of Sergio
Patricio Valenzuela Valdés to follow him with his work “I-Medium_drone” (2020). The video shows a performance by
the artist, which alternates with landscape shots from a moving train. With the reference in the title to new visual recording
methods, the images of the performing body and the juxtaposition with the landscape raise questions of aesthetics.
Vučiċević also focuses on traveling and going away. “SOUP” (2020) is a reflection of the artist’s return after many
stays elsewhere to his family and the conversations in which each time a different person has irrevocably left the circle
The exhibition runs from June 9 to February 28, 2021
works can be seen at base Angewandte
), with each
visit you will be shown a different work.
Quirin Babl, student
Florian Bettel, Cultural Studies and project „Portfolio/Showroom“
Astrid Poyer, Art History
Scheffknecht, Cultural Studies
Eva Maria Stadler, Art and Knowledge Transfer
Maria Ziegelböck, Applied
Photography and Time-Based Media