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(c) Design: Anna Lerchbaumer

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

2022-Oct-16
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.

www.annalerchbaumer.com
www.anul.la

Andrea Vezga – Ectopic Bodies

2018/19 Videoinstallation
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.


Works

Ectopic Bodies – Pics by Peter Kainz

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The "Elektra" Case Files – Pics by Peter Kainz

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Fact Box

Master´s Projects Exhibitions
Date
January 16, 2019, 11:00h
Location
Vienna