Master´s Projects Exhibitions
Winter semester 2018/19
Anna Lerchbaumer – Electrical Disobedience
The "Elektra" Case Files
2019, multimediale Installation
23 January, 19:00 Opening and Performance,
24 January, 12:00–18:00 and 25 January, 16:00–19:00
Zentrale, Neulerchenfelderstraße 52, 1160 Vienna
Loud noise. ELEKTRA. Opera music. Tinnitus. Resistance. Powerful oscillating feelings. Blackout. Currently the office of counterterrorism is investigating a mysterious phenomenon caused by electricity. All the evidence points to the presence of an entity with a consciousness hidden in the power grid. Witnesses report uncontrolled electrical equipment, vibrating cables and short circuits. ELEKTRA leaves us with numerous shocked victims and many questions.
//Do the electromagnetic waves at the edge of our perception control us? Is the powerful force servant or master? What is the aim of the nervous flesh – made of metal and covered with plastic – whose thoughts are washing through technologies and brains?//
On and off. ELEKTRA is a central controller, and she is everywhere. 0 and 1. Frequently powering not only technical but also memories, politics and feelings.
Andrea Vezga – Ectopic Bodies
16–25 January 2019, Mon–Fri 11:00–17:00
Ausstellungszentrum Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Sala Terrena
Schönlaterngasse 5, Stiege 8, 1010 Wien
Ectopic Bodies was born out of a reflection on transhumanist ideas about the relevance of the Homo-sapiens-body. It deals with the concept of obsolescence through the portrayal of a speculative dystopian scenario. The body, a carcass that contains our human essence, is treated as a mere product, envisioning a transition to a post-human state of transcendence.
The aim of this installation is to present the body as a potentially obsolete commodity and serve as a reflection of the politics – and biopolitics – of transhumanism.
Both students supervised by Virgil Widrich and Bernd Kräftner.