Franz Thalmair (ed.)
This issue of springerin – Hefte für Gegenwartskunst is dedicated to positions, motives, conflicts, and debates around the phenomenon of the copy in contemporary culture. With essays on cultural appropriation, retrograde remediation, literary citation culture, the spectrum of contemporary copying methods, and copying as performative research model.
Texts: Bettina Funcke, Gabriele Jutz, Christian Höller, Annette Gilbert, Franz Thalmair
Maybe donaufestival is a conversion program of the imaginary. Or a ritual. Or a virus. Maybe it dreams of electric sheep, hanging freestyle from the cliff face, hoping for WE-NGOs instead of ME-INCs. Each year donaufestival creates a parallel world between system crash and reboot with music, performance, and visual art.
[EN version, DE essay in reader]
The exhibition Magic Circle investigates current feminist interest in the figure of the witch within contemporary artistic production. Our present time has become an arena for surging disputes about the notion of truth; keywords such as "post-facticity" and the rise of populist strategies of simplification evidence this development. Witch cultures provoked historically dissident forms of knowledge—and thus this interest of late in witches…
Texts: Katharina Brandl & Daniela Brugger (curators), Chantal Küng, Linda Stupart
[EN version, DE spells]