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]
A BED, A CHAIR AND A TABLE
XPUB | Poortgebouw (eds.)
Piet Zwart Experimental Publishing 2018
The starting point of the book was the Autonomous Archive in the Poortgebouw, an archiving machine built from different computers. Oral histories are interlaced with material from various institutional and personal archives. Bringing together tales of resistance, political struggle, frustration and friendship with historical documents, the book reveals new perspectives about the Poortgebouw's unique history and its importance in the contemporary city.
[Interviewed by XPUB]
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]