You and Me
You and Me marks the beginning of a collaboration project by Aldo Giannotti and Michikazu Matsune. You and Me is a performative work that explores the dynamic relationship between body and language, image and action, oneness and togetherness.
Performance took place in the LLLLL exhibition room
The exhibition “Olympia” borrows its name from the ancient side on Greece’s Peloponnese penincula that hosted the original Olympic Games in classical times. Aldo Giannotti forces the legacy of this ancient sport site into the institution itself, enableing through his drawings not only the possibility of a phisycal engagement but a “take on” thematics that are driven out of sports such as competition, national representations and power structures on a global scale. Through his work the instituion becomes a stadium of possiblities, engagements and sarcastic comments – a look at our society from the individual up to the collective, national, global and universal.
Aldo Giannotti has developed „Olympia” in the last couple of months and on site during his stay in Sofia. By using and re-contextualising materials and devices often found in sport arenas, such as podiums, running mates and sport items, it explores how human interactions with an institution for art can be staged and enacted differently, in ways that emphasise and disrupt the binaries of social behavior we are expected to demonstrate when entering a museum. Giannotti does this by making us all become active players in his Olympics, both in a physical and a conceptual manner.
the Sketch wall
Eine temporäre Gestaltung des
„artstripe“ im Wiener Büro von Accenture
Beim artstripe handelt es sich um einen Ort des Gedankenaustausches. Jährlich werden in Wien lebende Gegenwartskünstler eingeladen, sich mit Accenture auseinanderzusetzen und einen Blick auf dieses Unternehmen zu werfen. Dahinter steht die Idee, dass Künstler als genaue Beobachter in besonderem Maße in der Lage sind auch Aspekte zu bemerken, die der Selbstwahrnehmung des Unternehmens mitunter entgehen. Mit dieser Ausstellungsserie wird ein Dialog auf Augenhöhe initiiert, der sonst kaum zustande käme, da die Sphären Kunst und Wirtschaft üblicherweise voneinander getrennt sind. Accenture setzt mit diesem Projekt die Tradition des Auftragswerkes fort mit der Besonderheit, dass den Künstlern keine einschränkenden inhaltlichen Vorgaben gemacht werden. Gleichzeitig sollen diese Impulse von Außen das „Out of the box“ Denken innerhalb des Büros fördern. Wie aber sieht so ein Denken ohne Scheuklappen aus? Beziehungsweise, wie sehen die Scheuklappen aus, die ein freies, kreatives Denken blockieren?
Mit seiner Arbeit „The Sketch Wall“ beschäftigt sich der Künstler Aldo Giannotti unmittelbar mit den Denkprozessen, die er aus dem Selbstverständnis von Accenture und den Tätigkeitsbereichen des Unternehmens ableitet. Der Titel ist Programm insofern als es sich um eine genau komponierte Sammlung von Gedankensplittern handelt, die der Künstler als Serie von Skizzen auf der Fläche des artstripe arrangiert. Während die Zeichnung sein bevorzugtes Medium ist, bilden der Raum und die Architektur seine präferierten Motive um die einzelnen Gedanken zu visualisieren. Paradoxie ist ein zentrales Stilmittel seiner Kunst, wie sich an den einzelnen Zeichnungen ablesen lässt: die beiden Zeichnungen unter dem Titel „Alternative Thinking“ zeigen zwei Hochhäuser. Beim einen dreht sich die Tür und das Haus bleibt stabil, beim anderen dreht sich das ganze Haus und die Tür bleibt fixiert. Wie immer man es dreht und wendet, die dahinterstehenen Denkmechanismen bleiben gleich. Auch die Zeichnung „This Building Full Of People Without The Building“ ergibt wieder die Konturen eines Gebäudes, während sich die Skizzen zu „Place Of Work“ und „Place Of Relax“ nur graduell voneinander unterscheiden. Aldo Giannottis Beobachtungen sind ironisch aber nie belehrend und machen vor der eigenen Position nicht halt: Auch die Kunst bleibt nicht selten gefangen in Konventionen und Ideen sind nicht immer völlig neu.
Mit „The Sketch Wall“ öffnet der manische Zeichner Aldo Giannotti sein Skizzenbuch und präsentiert Einfälle zum Verhältnis Gegenwart und Zukunft, Mensch und Maschine, analoger und digitaler Welt aber auch vom Ausstellungsraum artstripe zum Arbeitsraum Vienna Office als riesiger Notizblock. Auch wenn die vielzitierte „box“ letztlich immer eine viereckige Schachtel bleibt, so zeigt diese humorvolle Arbeit, dass ein Denken außerhalb von Routinen und Zwängen möglich und die Kunst ein gutes Mittel dafür ist.
Project by liquid frontiers
Buildings on Buildings
Buildings on Buildings nennt sich das neue Projekt des Künstlers Aldo Giannotti. Dies beinhaltet drei bis auf weiteres permanente Interventionen im Stadtraum Wien.
In seiner künstlerischen Praxis verwendet Giannotti Zeichnungen als Anleitung zur Erkundung sozialplastischer Konzepte. Diese werden in einem weiteren Schritt auf Widerständigkeit und Potenzial geprüft, indem sie – mittels performativer Ausführung, Installation oder skulpturaler Gestaltung – in die raue Oberfläche des Realen einbettet werden.
Dieses Arbeitsverfahren liegt auch dem Projekt Buildings on Buildings zugrunde. Die Idee besteht darin, Zeichnungen, die räumliche Verhältnisse und Architektur zum Gegenstand haben, mit eben diesem Gegenstand in direkten Kontakt treten zu lassen. Zu diesem Zweck verwendet Giannotti Fassaden sowie kahle Seitenwände von Wohngebäuden als materielle Erscheinungsflächen für seine Zeichnungen. Sein Anliegen ist es, eine Feedbackschleife zu erzeugen zwischen dem Sujet der Zeichnung und dem Kontext, in welchen die Zeichnung eingebettet ist.
Aus dem Zusammenspiel von großformatiger Zeichnung und urbaner Umgebung sollen »produktive Redundanzen« entstehen, deren Resonanzkörper der Stadtraum ist und deren Nachhall bei den BewohnerInnen die Reflexion über unsere Lebensform verstärkt. Der Titel Buildings on Buildings soll als Beispiel einer solchen produktiven Redundanz dienen, und zwar in der Doppelbedeutung von ‚auf Gebäuden (gemalte) Gebäude’ und ‚über Gebäude (nachdenkende) Gebäude’.
"Flying House" produced by KÖR
Godspeed you! Architecture
“The artist’s imagination is a world of potentialities that no work will succeed in realizing”. These words by Italo Calvino definitely hold true for Aldo Giannotti. Rather than with the work, indeed, he seems to be concerned with the working of ideas, with their capacity to affect and to effect – or even better: with the operativeness and actuality of possibilities. His drawings serve as instructions to explore social-architectural concepts, which are tested for resistance and potential by means of performative execution, installation or sculptural arrangement. The focus is constantly on the relationship of individuals with their surroundings as well as on the symbolic infrastructure of social space.
In the exhibition at the STRABAG Artlounge Giannotti applies his sense of possibility to the realm of architecture in its broadest definition. Familiar architectural concepts are subjected to a reductio ad absurdum, shaken in their obviousness and literally turned upside down. In this respect, the exhibition title Godspeed You! Architecture, which is at the same time a blessing and an ironic warning, provides a vital clue to what is at stake here: May the idea of architecture be pulled back and forth between real possibilities and possible realities without getting lost completely.
Aldo Giannotti (IT) has been living and working in Vienna since 2000. His most recent works have been shown in renowned institutions (Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Kunsthaus Graz, Albertina, MUSA) as well as in the public space (KÖR).
„Die Phantasie des Künstlers ist eine Welt der Möglichkeiten, die zu verwirklichen keinem Werk je gelingen wird“. Diese Worte von Italo Calvino treffen auf Aldo Giannotti durchaus zu. Vielmehr als um das Werk scheint es ihm in der Tat um das Wirken zu gehen, um das Einwirken und Auswirken von Ideen – oder noch besser: um die Wirksamkeit und Wirklichkeit von Möglichkeiten. Seine Zeichnungen dienen als Anleitung zur Erkundung sozialplastischer Konzepte, die mittels performativer Ausführung, Installation oder skulpturaler Gestaltung auf Widerständigkeit und Potential geprüft werden. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei immer die Beziehung von Menschen mit ihrer Umgebung sowie die physische und symbolische Infrastruktur des sozialen Raums.
Bei der Ausstellung in der STRABAG Artlounge übt sich Giannottis Möglichkeitssinn am Thema der Architektur im weitesten Sinne. Vertraute architektonische Konzepte werden ad absurdum geführt, in ihrer Selbstverständlichkeit erschüttert und buchstäblich auf den Kopf gestellt. Insofern liefert der Ausstellungstitel Godspeed You! Architecture, der zugleich als Segenswunsch und ironische Warnung zu verstehen ist, einen wichtigen Hinweis darauf, was hier auf dem Spiel steht: Möge die Idee der Architektur zwischen wirklichen Möglichkeiten und möglichen Wirklichkeiten hin- und hergezogen werden, ohne dabei ganz abhanden zu kommen.
text by Giorgio Palma
Spatial Dispositions : Albertina
Inviting Aldo Giannotti to conceive an intervention means viewing its location—in this case Vienna’s Albertina and its different collections, which are complexly structured for historical reasons—from completely new perspectives on the basis of his highly imaginative drawings. The artist, who was born in Genoa, Italy in 1977 and has lived in Vienna for some years now, mostly relies upon black felt-tip pen drawings reduced to concentrated outlines on A4 paper as his primary means. The drawings are documents, feasible suggestions or fictitious instruc- tions, grounded, in his research-related working and reflection processes. They capture concepts of performative-installative as well as purely intellectual approaches in a humorous, sometimes socio- and institution-critical way. The basis for his concepts and associative and intuitive pictorial solutions are literary research and conversations with people working at the Albertina, who, because of their different fields of activity, have developed different views of their workplace. Especially for those people who have worked at the Albertina for many years, or even decades, Giannotti’s “investigations” and “interviews” have marked a pause in their everyday routine and offered an opportunity for informative self-reflection. (more…)
The museum as a gym
Fitness trail at the Kunsthaus Graz
The project The Museum as a Gym was developed by Aldo Giannotti to open up new socio-architectural perspectives for Kunsthaus Graz. Inspired by the idea of a museum of art as a mind gym as well as by the Latin phrase mens sana in corpore sano (“a sound mind in a sound body”), the artist has designed a gym-like environment within the museum building using only existing infrastructural features.
In a series of drawings that serve as instructions, visitors of all ages are invited to experience the museum as a gym, not only for the mind, but also for the body. In line with the multi-purpose, open nature of Kunsthaus Graz, the project enables a dynamic and collaborative encounter with a museum of contemporary art as a space for public engagement. As one of the designers of Kunsthaus Graz put it, “like a human personality, a building can become more and more intriguing as we delve inside and get to know it” (Peter Cook). With this in mind, Giannotti invites the audience to engage with the institution and to conquer its space through a familiar, physical experience.
Like a red thread running through Giannotti’s whole body of work, here again his main concern lies in the relationship of individuals with their surroundings. Indeed, there is a functional correlation between the way a space is arranged and the tendency to behave in a particular way within it. In accordance with the notion of Umwelt as developed by Baron von Uexküll*, Giannotti explores the museum space as a set of orientation marks which work as instructions for use and turn the physical, objective space into a system of significance or living environment. In order to turn a museum into a gym, it is necessary to alter those “bearers of significance” (Bedeutungsträger) that delimit the extent of actions within the museum space in such a way that the audience is tempted to do gym exercises in it. By doing so, the artist investigates the structure and functioning of the museum as a social space.
By shifting from one significance system to another and crossing the border between them, the functional relationship with the environment, which guides the audience’s behaviour, is temporarily suspended and deactivated. This “being-held-in-suspense” between different semantic worlds lets those sets of rules, inherent to a museum or a gym, appear in their contingency and plasticity. Ultimately, by way of this disarming artifice, Giannotti is able to hint with ease and irony at those common marketing strategies which, with regard to the audience and membership development, link the museum to the gym.
The Museum as a Gym can also be considered as a stress test, in which Kunsthaus Graz is examined for its functional capacity and social elasticity. Through an active exploration that doesn’t shy away from physical strain and personal commitment, the institution’s infrastructure opens up as its symbolic musculature. This musculature points in different directions of contraction and, thereby, suggests its potential extension. Measuring such extensibility by using the museum as a gym, the visitors can activate untapped possibilities of dealing with the museum environment and, at the same time, question the role, which a museum of contemporary art plays in the interaction between different social bodies.
* For Uexküll’s notion of Umwelt, see the brief but accurate overview by Giorgio Agamben in The Open. Man and Animal (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004, pp. 39–43).
installative performance plywood, italian citizens /mp3-player, sound boxes 400 x 400 x 20 cm
Italian square is a sculpture and performance in the same time. The square platform installed in the exhibition space remindes of a forum, a space that represents public communication, disscussion and representation. This forum functions as a cultural stereotype of italian urban architecture, historical simbol and in this occasion – literaly beamed into the exhibition space in another country - turns upside down the roles of the native and the foreigner. The work is playing with rules and habits of a given space and is possible coexistance or parrallalities.
ink on paper
Produced for the exhibition "Utopia Wohnraum" at Bechter Kastowsky Galerie
the medium is the message
drawings instructions and activations for the Pomilio Bumm Prize (sky arte)
b27- spatial dispositions
Site specific concepts and interventions at Viennacontemporary 2015 (booth 27 - projektraum Viktor Bucher)
Modell is an ongoing mobile exhibition project in collaboration with Kunstraum Super. The first 11 artist/architects intervened on what will be the first part of a growing model.
projekt by aldo giannotti and kunstraum Super
Daniel Leidenfrost - Black Holes
Marlene Hausegger - Puppenhaus Berlin
Claudia Larcher - Grotte
Elisabeth Haid und Josef Schröck - Looking Glass
Gerald Straub - Loch und Löcher
Gerald Straub - Loch und Löcher
Lea Titz - konische Zeichen
Michikazu Matsune - Ã„quator MaÃŸband 1:30.000.000
Pablo Chiereghin - Leave this Space Free
Edith Payer - MÃ¼llhalde
Wendelin Pressl - Tolle Kontrolle
Spatial Dispositions : Ar/ge kunst (bolzano)
disposition: 1) a person’s inherent qualities of mind
and character; an inclination or tendency to behave
in a particular way; 2) the way in which something is
placed or arranged…
In 2015 ar/ge kunst celebrates thirty years since its foundation in 1985. To mark this anniversary the entire annual programme will serve as a critical reflection on the history of ar/ge kunst and on the Kunstverein as the institutional model that has characterized it since the beginning.
Through the various practices of the participating artists, this process of self-examination will centre on the exhibition as a mode of research, production, collaboration and restitution; a space and time conceived to facilitate reciprocity and mutual influence between the exhibitions and the accompanying program of public discussions, workshops and performances.
The first exhibition project of 2015 is entitled Spatial Dispositions and has been devised by Italian artist Aldo Giannotti (b. 1977, lives and works in Vienna). As a progressive examination of ar/ge kunst itself, Spatial Dispositions will operate as the introduction to the anniversary program. Beginning with a series of spatial observations on the planimetry and architecture of ar/ge kunst, Giannotti’s research expands into the broad field of relations that have defined and continue to shape it as an institutional space. The history and economics of ar/ge kunst, its mission statement and ambitions, its responsibilities towards members and visitors, its relationship to its cultural and political context are here translated into projects for potential installations and performances.
Presented as a ‘programmatic’ series of ideas or concept drawings, the outcome of Giannotti’s intervention is a kind of cartography that evolves in line with the research and dialogue of all the visitors, members, staff and artists who are and have been involved in making ar/ge kunst what it is today. Drawing, as a planning tool, has always been integral to Giannotti’s artistic practice. He uses it as an occasion or medium for liberating an imaginative, anticipatory practice that gathers up countless interventions and possible ‘exhibitions’ in one and the same space. His ideas function as a commentary, critique and contribution, perpetually reconfiguring the representation of the space. As such, Spatial Dispositions provides an approach to the institution as a system that can be read and altered according to both senses of the word disposition: as a pre-existing quality, tendency or behavioural pattern on the part of the subject, and as the possible organisation, distribution and arrangement of things in space.
In these terms, Giannotti shifts what might be called the ‘affordances’ of the institution (properties inherent in the form or design of an environment and capable of conveying the possibility of its use) beyond immediate perception; ar/ge kunst becomes an object/subject that strives to perform a multiplicity of roles and functions in response to the actual or potential contexts it chooses to engage.
more info : argekunst.it
Talking Image is a performative installation that deals with the relation between theory, images, and sound, making its mediation the work itself. During the performance art critics and curators that wrote texts about exhibitions of photog-raphy are invited by the artist to re-perform their opening speeches simultaneously. The result is a cloud of sound that generates images through the association of their theoretical texts; over- lapping, canceling each other, and recreating new meanings. The recorded audio is then be played in a loop in the space for the rest of the exhibition.
Temporary wealth index
Temporary wealth index is an ongoing lecture performance connected to the discussion of shifting, movement and value. At a given moment the participating public is invited to rearrange there position according to the amount of money they have in that specific moment, from the wealthiest to the poorest.
the stationary point in the evolution of a system II
plywood 300 cm—150 cm
(from the serie " the stationary point in the evolution of a system")
a straight line trought the planet
you, me and the gallerist
3 lambda prints
aldo giannotti and pablo chiereghin 2013
how to disappear completely
performance by Aldo Giannotti and Pablo Chiereghin
at das weisse haus. 2013
camera and photography: Viktor Schaider
the stationary point in the evolution of a system I
plywood 300x150 cm
/framed drawings on cardboard 100cm x 70cm
styrodur sculpture 120 x 70x 60
photo: Gianmaria Gava
Site specific intervention at the Italian Cultural Institute of Vienna.
Aldo Giannotti thematisiert in der Intervention â€žStrisce Bluâ€œ (Blaue Streifen) die Verwendung des Ã¶ffentlichen Raumes und die Parkplatzbewirtschaftung. In einer Aktion vor Ort malt der KÃ¼nstler blaue Markierungen zur Zahlungspflicht und signalisiert damit die Ohnmacht des einzelnen Individuums gegenÃ¼ber der WillkÃ¼r Ã¶ffentlicher Stellen.
My father as my mother
Framed oce lightjet print on dibond
100 x 70 cm
Portrait of the artist father dressed as he´s mother
Invited to exhibit at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, TomaÅ¾ Kramberger and me started rehearsing Austro Pop songs. In London we performed them in various location using busking as the form of practice.
One crucial function of cultural institutions representing a nation abroad is to make its cultural heritage visible and accessible. We reckon that a strong part of the ACFâ€™s representational focus has been the promotion of music. Austria (its historical developments as a country, respectively) has been generating vastly influential and world-renowned composers and musicians throughout centuries.
Reflecting on this point we decided to work with that legacy and extend it to the recent development in popular music.
a project in collaboration with roberto Beani
performative intervention 2011
A hand siren was placed on the balcony of the Palazzo Ducale, headquarters of the office of the Province of Massa-Carrara.
The Public was left free to operate the siren, the sound of which could be heard in the entire town.
camera and production support : Andrea Camozzi (K6Blue)
DVD PAL 6:50 min
camera & postproduction: Roberto Beani
a disturbance that travels trough space and time / Tribune
object and performance.
in the frame of the Rehearsing collectivity exhibition.Tanz fabrik Berlin 2011
documentation: DVD PAL 8 min. and 4Â 60x40 ocÃ© lightjet print on dibond, 2009
Street signs at the border between Italy and Slovenia where switch with each other during the night and remainedÂ shifted for two weeks before the competent authorities relocated them to their original position
piazza VIII Agosto
Performance and documentation. 2011
PVC banner print. 245 cm x 166 cm
The monument that gives the name to the square was erected toÂ celebrate the victory from the people of bologna against the Austrian army on the 8th of august 1848. For the performance two Austrians where hired to illuminate the usually unenlightened monument with powerful flashlight for a given period.
Photo: Chiara Balsamo
18 Framed id photos, 2011
Site specific installationÂ (in the frame of ON. Luci di pubblica piazza)
For 2 weeks a construction crane, in the middle of the city of Bologna, was transformed into a gigantic compass by adding neon signs.
The compass would always point nord regardless of itÂ´s movement.
photos: Chiara Balsamo & Anna De Manicor
PVC banner print. 2,45 cm x 1,66 cm. 2010
During the Austrian national day i took a foto of me standing in front of a tank, parked at the Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square). An historical plaza in Vienna built under the reign of the Emperor Franz Joseph and controversially became known for Adolf Hitler announcing the â€œAnschlussâ€ of Austria to the German Reich here. The Picture recalls the events of 1989, during Tiananmen protest, when an unknown rebel stood in front of a column of tanks stopping them from proceeding. The work reflects on the concepts ofÂ monuments, rebellion and national identity.
Site-specific intervention in collaboration with wendelin pressl.
Flex and the Fluc are two major rivaling night clubs in Vienna. The Fluc invited the two artists in the framework of the exhibition serie
â€œIn der Kubatur des Kabinetts. Der Kunstsalon im Flucâ€ to realize a work. By using the same amount of neons lights, the sign of the FLUC was turn in to the one of itÂ´s competitor FLEX.
Site-specific intervention for the Triennale Linz 01. 2010
Inspired by Martin Scorseseâ€™s classic film, a taxi driver from Linz is paid to have his hair shaved into a Mohawk. He goes about his daily work with this altered appearance. For the driver, talking with his passengers about his hair style, the film or the art project is neither prohibited nor expected. Cards are simply available in the taxi that indicate the concept and the exhibition, in which a large-format picture of the shaven-headed taxi driver hangs. In the film, the taxi driver played by Robert De Niro runs into social injustice in the metropolis of New York, which he opposes â€“ through his rebellious appearance, among other things. The real Linz Taxi DriverÂ will evoke associations with the film figure by his appearance on the one hand, but on the other will also draw attention to social contrasts. Personal encounters between people in the social fabric of a city are intensified and become part of an art work.
(Nina Kirsch) Buchen Sie Ihre persoÌˆnliche Kunst-Fahrt: Taxilenker Gerald Hofer, T: 0681/20406963 / Taxiunternehmen A. Schwaiger
Aldo Giannotti, Â»Taxi DriverÂ«, 2010 Â© Fotosammlung Filmmuseum WienÂ»TAXI DRIVERÂ«Â Â© 1976, renewed 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Performance and documentation. 2010
During winter of 2010 for one month, in concomitance with an exhibition in a Viennese gallery, I traveled around Europe, following the directions given by a team of the center for meteorology for Austria (ZAMG), as partners of the Project. They daily predicted the locations in Europe, within a range of max. 500 Km from my current position, where most hours of sunshine were expected. In this way I was able to follow the sun and constantly be under it. My route was daily communicated also to the gallery, where on a map of Europe they lined out the travel. Leaving at the Vernissage and returning 8000 Km later to the Finissage the project was completed.
constant sun route: Wien-GyÃ¶r-Budapest-Ljubljana-Rosenheim-Frankfurt-Leuven-Paris-Marseille-Nice-Pisa-Venice-Karlobag-Keszthely-Prag-Dresden-Wroclaw-Wien
photos: Aldo Giannotti, Pablo Chiereghin, Coralie De Gonzaga
Site-specific intervention in Forum Stadtpark
in the frame of the exhibition plateau-raum fÃ¼r zwei. with tomazÌŒ kramberger
with the kind contribuition of cesare pietroiusti
me andÂ tomaÅ¾ kramberger where invited to realize a double show at the forum stadtpark in graz/we decided to realized something specific for the space/so many ideas started to emerge, so we decided not to choose one idea over another but simply continue this process until the opening/after two months all the potential ideas where published in a book (which is by itself one of the ideas for the show) and presented it at the opening/during the vernisage and troughout the whole exhibition several ofÂ this projects where realized, partly by us, partly by the visitors and the institutions team.
Performance in Graz, august 2009
Documentation: framed ocÃ© lightjet prints on dibond, 130 x 95 cm, 2009
Two People where hired to continuously and alternately chase each otherÂ in business suits.
2 framed oce lightjet prints on dibond
170 x 130 cm
(1) The Artists perform as Swiss guards in front of the Church Jesus the savior in Moscow.
(2) The Artists perform as Russian soldiers in front of the St. Peters basilica in Rome.
in collaboration with Stefano Giuriati
photography: Gianmaria Gava
DVD PAL 5:00 min
in collaboration with: Lucas Cuturi, Georg Eckmayr, Wendelin Pressl, Lea Titz
camera: Nina Dick, Johannes Kubin
plywood, italian citizens /mp3-player, sound boxes
Italian citizens living (mostly) in vienna where ask to remain on the wooden pedestal, set in the middle of an exibition space. Eventualy the italians got to know each other and became (during the 3 hour of performance) lauder and lauder, comming up to there own stereotype.
photos: Gianmaria Gava & Fabrizio de Pasquale
Three influential people from the Viennese art scene were paid by me to speak highly of this exhibition for its entire duration
Slot machine / KÖR Wien
vienna, schottentor-passage 24.09.-21.11.2008
varnished plywood, monitor, button
By pressing the button the Slot machine generates animated artists figure.
camera & postproduction: Viktor Schaider
programming: Merlin Wyschka
project coordination: Suzanne Krizenecky
The luxury of resistance
installation with 6 heaters
44x36x29 cm each
Six industrial heaters were running constantly over six months in a closed, but acassible room. Challenging the visitors physical resistance.
Coffee Bolognese – contro il logorio della vita moderna
DVD PAL 4:10 min
in collaboration with Markus Hofer
A love story
DVD PAL 7:00 min
camera & postproduction: Viktor Schaider
music & sound: Xander Zimmermann
Carabinieri – stazione mobile III
performance by Giannotti&Giuriati around Krtrijk/Belgium, july 2007
Two Italian Carabinieri crossing borders and operating out of there home country
Photos: Viktor Schaider
An angle of 180 degrees is a straight line or half a circle
framed ocÃ© lightjet print on dibond
170 x 127 cm
Portrait of the artistâ€™s mother hanging upside-down
photography: Gianmaria Gava
Self-portrait with black telephone
telephone & table
40 x 40 x 100 cm
By pressing the button with the label â€œMOMâ€, the visitor is calling the artistâ€™s mother, who is willing to give information on her sons history.