Exhibition | Cabinet
Opening: March 31, 7 p.m.
Presenter: Hedwig Saxenhuber, Vienna
The structure of the project “Televisual Life. Art and entertainment programmes” makes room for a wide range of different formats and forms of participation – longer and shorter, planned and spontaneous (within a given framework) programme segments – and thus is comparable to a kind of continuous “zapping”. In addition to international contributions, the project involved primarily local co-operative activities with artists, producer platforms, private TV fans and freaks as well as (educational) institutions, which appreciably enhanced the dynamics of the whole:
Five four-week exhibitions devoted to young Austrian artists who work in the media of drawing, photography, painting and woodcut and dealt with aspects of television production, distribution and viewer response. A project entitled “pink box” that was taking an ironic look at studio technology with reference to retro and fake technology.
Activities in co-operation with the Institut für Publizistik (University Institue for Media Communication) in Salzburg and the Kunstuniversität (University of Applied Arts) in Linz * Workshops for school classes, initiated by our ARTgenossen art education group. Installation of a satellite dish for the reception of exotic television worlds on days on which no programmes were scheduled. Screenings of artists’ videos.