Elisabeth Falkinger


Installation by Elisabeth Falkinger

Opening: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition: April 21 - June 4, 2023


The Aumannplatz is a much occupied space, characterized by its heavy traffic load. Redesigning the square is difficult to impossible, as the streets lining the square are main traffic axes between Gersthof and the Wiener Gürtel. Every day at rush hour, cars roll in in column traffic, making the streets impassable for pedestrians.

Against this background, Elisabeth Falkinger will cover the floor and the walls of the Kulturdrogerie with different colored stickers in the form of dots, thus creating a persiflage of the popular parlor game Twister. Two large rotating discs randomly determine on which color the visitor should move. This creates an unusual movement sequence.

The exhibition is intended to provide an incentive to experience our environment anew through playful interventions and to make rigid urban planning our own. Our environment is an everyday experience and thus to be read as a realization of sociality. The term "environment" refers to a system of spatial structures, social structures and objects that cannot be fully manipulated and that surround and relate to subjects. People's environments are social and not visible per se, but the interconnections and interactions are.

For the vernissage there will be a musical flash mob directly around and at the traffic junction Aumannplatz. For this Elisabeth Falkinger has invited the Musikarbeiterinnenkapelle to march in a circle from crosswalk to crosswalk (no traffic obstruction!) around the traffic junction and thus to irritate the traffic for a short time. Afterwards, the musicians* find themselves on the traffic island and play a concert for their environment.



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