„in between“ is a new series at das weisse haus where various contents and formates are presented.
Openings on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7pm
Program at the opening:
7pm Lecture "Capitalist Chaos Magick - Arbeit als performatives Ritual“ by Peter Moosgaard
8pm Performance by Zeichengruppe Stefanie Wuschitz/Fabian Faltin/Julia Seyr
January 18-22, 2017
„Have You Ever Measured the Reality?“
Presentation of projects by Gillian Brett, Isaac Chong Wai und Karen Werner
(Artists in Residence, studio das weisse haus, Autumn 2016)
Gillian Brett extracts machines from the machines’ universe. Her sculptures are offbeat, absurd and poetic representations of technological and mechanical devices out of their context. This extraction gives them an uncanny look that somehow echoes the feeling she had while strolling by night in a deserted Wiener Prater. In the project Wir bauen Zukunft she mixes tools with toys, funfair machines with construction ones, in order to blur the borders between the categories of entertainment and seriousness. What are we playing at? Where does the game stop? Karl Kraus wrote that "Art serves to rinse out our eyes”; by giving us to see these machines devoid of function Gillian Brett invites us to question the overwhelming place they have taken in this world.
Isaac Chong Wai: "Imagine you are falling. But there is no ground.“ (Hito Steyerl, 2011) If the present is distinguished by the condition of groundlessness, where should we fall? How long can we fall? And when will we get up? The works presented in the exhibition „Have You Ever Measured the Reality?“ are related to the framework of Chong’s recent project „Is the World Your Friend?“ It is a project exploring how the body is presented, covered and emitted nowadays in the virtual world questioning the political and social understanding towards the presence and absence of the body in history, social media and everyday life. The title of the project points to a romanticized relationship among us and the world - what makes the world our friend and enemy? How and why should we deal with the world? A relationship is then proposed to public, while performance and participatory practice are the mediums to examine our roles as an individual and our connection to the concept of the world.
Karen Werner: "Strange Radio Listening Post” is a listening lounge for "Strange Radio", an audio piece crafted from an experimental five-part radio series that was broadcast on Vienna’s Radio ORANGE 94.0 in November and December 2016. "Strange Radio" is an ongoing performance autoethnography about post-memory (inheriting war-related traumas of the generation before), language, radiophonic transmission and reception, and the stranger. "Strange Radio" ”measures” the reality of war, displacement, power, family and multiple forms of othering and inclusion with the help of microphones that detect and amplify memories and other inaudible sounds, feelings, and transmissions.
January 18-22, 2017
Participating artists: Peter Moosgaard, oellinger/rainer, Bernhard Hammer, Christoph Schwarz, Zeichengruppe Stefanie Wuschitz/Fabian Faltin/Julia Seyr
curated by Franziska Huemer-Fistelberger (das weisse haus Graduate)
Sunday, January 22, 2017, start: 4pm, Screening "LDAE" (2017, 30min) by Christoph Schwarz
Screening with discussion and snacks
Moderation: Andreas Spiegl
Participants of the discussion: Bernhard Garnicnig, Christoph Schwarz, Stefanie Wuschitz
Labour is mental and manual activity, that constitutes our lifes, our societal and subjective identity fundamentally. In the context of technological and ideological changes in the last fifty years our physical and virtual working environment is in a constant flux. The way we relate to our work, the structures within we are working, our concept of labour, where and when we work is changing constantly throughout history. new communication technologies and Social Media and therefore the detachment of working processes from a specific workplace or working hours as well as more self-determined workflows result in a sensation that is often cited as the "elimination" of labour. The participating artists reflect the concept of labour and ist meaning within different contexts. They thematic current working practices in-between self-realization and self-exploitation and possibilities to redefine labour in the context of societal changes.
Saturday, January 21, 2017,
doors open: 7.45 pm and start: 8.15pm
"Night of Shame“- a Performance by and with Hille Beseler and Gisela Salcher
The scientists and emotion-performers Dr. Brigitte Kieselstein and Prof. Dr. Tille Heseler are going on a journey to do a research on their sense of shame. They invite visitors to accompany them.
Visitors are invited to fill in an anonymous questionnaire
. The results will be presented at the performance.
All events take place at das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna.