Mountains are time
Dachboden/ Attic hall, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz
June 14 – July 4, 2021
Meet the artists: June 14, 3 – 8 pm
Besuch nach Vereinbarung/ By appointments only: firstname.lastname@example.org & +43 6648411890
The exhibition ponders how artists’ networks, friendships and collaborations can weave together practices and help to speak more precisely.
Merging the artist and curator roles, Laura Põld has invited five colleagues to create new work for the intimate attic hall of Atelierhaus Salzamt.
All of the invited artists – Isa Schieche, Johna Hansen, Lisa Kainz, Lou Sheppard, Steffi Parlow – work using a performative, participatory or site-specific artistic practice.
The dim atmosphere of the attic hall encourages the entangling of the installations and objects and borrowing from each other. One of the guiding ideas for bringing together the group of works was the quasi-object theory of the French philosopher Michel Serres. As the location and the current restrictions dictate, encounters with the works in this show are of a more personal nature, several of the works can be safely touched, tried on (Isa Schieche’s wooden shoes or Laura Põld’s kimono), taken home and eaten (Steffi Parlow’s edible treats), entered (Johna Hansen’s platform), and interpreted (Lou Sheppard’s performance score).
The visitor becomes an attribute of the exhibits, but also of the venue itself that can only be entered privately or during guided tours and is usually inaccessible.
What emerges is a queer space, a critical space, a shared communal safe space, a space for trusting our bodies and what they can do. What emerges is a web of entanglements, a landscape with a view – towards the landscape across the Danube river – through the small attic windows of the Atelierhaus Salzamt.
Thanks to: Kirsten Krüger, Michael Haagensen, Matthias Tremmel, Theresa Böck, Jakob Dietrich, Nele Kurvits, Aimur Takk, April Fowlow, Lukas Eggerth, the department of sculptural conceptions and ceramics at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz
Graphic design by Jaan Evart
Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia