Tess Martin (USA): Slices in time
Installation at ASIFAKEIL in the Electric Avenue
Tess Martin (USA): Slices in time
Venue: ASIFAKEIL, Electric Avenue
Tess Martin is an animator who is inspired by materials, and has made films in sand, cut-outs, paint, ink and markers. She enjoys letting the audience in on how the films were made, and therefore the process of creation is often evident in her work. Themes of her films have included memory, relationships, human-animal communication, the environment, and politics.
For this installation she has created a diorama which evokes the various layers often present in animation – layers of time, comprised by at least twelve images per second; layers of artwork, often animated on different sheets of glass on a multiplane, or layers of movement, expressed one frame at a time.
The installation is complemented by her presentation on March 1 as part of the Animation Symposium "under-the-radar" at Raum D / quartier21, where you will get a chance to see some of her diverse films.
Picture: film still from "Plain Face" © Tess MartinFeb 01 to Mar 15, daily 10:00-22:00
The MQ entrance at Volkstheater has become the fifth themed passage at MuseumsQuartier Wien and offers visitors "extraterrestrial".
Passage between MQ Court 7 and entrance Volkstheater
The Meteoritenpassage connects the MQ directly and symbolically with the neighboring Museum of Natural History. The central theme of the passage explores how present-day scientific museums evolved out of 18th- and 19th-century mineral collections and classification systems. Each poster from the on-site vending machine comes with a changing artistic miniature booklet.ongoing, daily 00:00-24:00
Claustrophobia – Cartoons on Constriction
Komische Künste present the narrowest gallery of the world (width: 66 cm)
Opening: Thu, Aug 22, 2014, 19:00
Venue: Galerie der Komischen Künste
The exhibition „Claustrophobia“ will naturally show cartoons on the subject of constriction. The images are by presigious artists such as Gerhard Glück, Rudi Hurzlmeier and Til Mette.
Image: Oliver OttitschAug 23, 2013 to Aug 31, 2015, Mon-Fri 10-19:00, Sat-Sun 10-18:00
I’m A Queer Type
Exhibition in the Typopassage Wien
Location: Typopassage Wien
Is there actually something like queer typography? Graphic designer Michael Rosenlehner examined this question by studying LGBTQ* magazines and their fonts in use. His answer? – A newly designed typeface.
Vienna’s Typopassage will show the essence of his historic research and presents the typographic characteristics of his „Mr. Diverse“. The font family will be freely, yet exclusively available through a code which is part of the accompanying publication, available through the Micro Museum’s on-site vending machine.
www.typopassage.atApr 01 thru Oct 01, daily 00-24h
TONSPUR_lost: Hello, How Are You? [For M.A.]
Sound installation in the TONSPUR_passage
Opening: Sun, May 24, 17:00
Maryanne Amacher was one of the most inspiring composers and friends I have ever known… Both she and her brilliant composing and performing deeply touched everyone.
“Hello, How Are You” is based on recordings I made in 1970 with Maryanne at Harmony Ranch—a commune of artists in Connecticut (USA). The Recording was infact a conversation between the house parrot—Clifford and Maryanne—who daily engaged each other in this parrot-human conversation…
Other field recordings made together with Maryanne and Serge Tcherepnin, were those of ‘peepers’ tiny tree frogs which sing in fragmented choruses all night in the mid-spring… Centered on these two extraordinary soundingmemories of 45 years ago, I have knitted a structure of sequences of these prinicipal recordings—at times pure and at others, sonically altered—with sounds that recall much of Maryannes own musical research—listening and recording in the Boston Harbor (the Nantucket Lightship's Fog Horn, a recording made by me in the early 1980's) and the eternal Brooklyn Bridge.
The sound of electronically processed bagpipes—an instrumental sound dear to both Maryanne and myself, also plays a principal role.
This work is dedicated to the memory of MA and from May 24 will be installed in the TONSPUR_passage located at the MQ Wien. The piece, approximately 24 minutes in duration, is structured in sets of overlapping ambient sounds, placed over an intermittent but constant track of the Maryanne/Clifford-the-Parrot dialogue. The listener then, can at any moment hear a unique but essential part of the work—which even in its short duration will bring one into contact with this personal world of sound that I offer here.
Maryanne was notoriously a night person, and her noctural imagination is reflected in the presence of seven random photos of night skies selected by Georg Weckwerth.
Photo by Bryony McIntyre at Arika's INSTAL 06 Festival
www.alvincurran.comMay 25 thru Aug 22, daily 10-20h