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::KAIROS RECALL OF EARTH

A project by the Department of Digital Arts organized in the context of Biennale Sessions - Special Programme for Higher Education Institutions at La Biennale di Venezia’s 58th International Art Exhibition

Date: Fri, 4 October 2019, 2 - 5 pm

Venue: Sale d‘Armi G, Arsenale, 30122 Venice

Participants: Manuel Cyrill Bachinger, Çağdaş Çeçen, Johannes Lampert, Anna Watzinger and Laurus Edelbacher, Ruth Zimmermann

Concept and organization: Ruth Schnell, Patrícia Reis

Collaborators: Sophia Panteliadou [Philosopher, independent curator], Rainer Kaltenberger [Meteorologist, ZAMG – the National Meteorological Service of Austria, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Austria]

The artistic strategies introduced and discussed in this Biennale Session are the ongoing result of a workshop covering the weather as a perceptual phenomenon, organized as part of a collaboration between the Department of Digital Arts of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, and the ZAMG – the National Meteorological Service of Austria, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics of Austria.
Is “weather” a phenomenon that has the potential to show people their limits? Or does the horizon create unlimited possibilities in art through this “medium”? What is the relationship between art and weather phenomena and metaphorical language in the arts?
The consequences (including political ones) are sometimes severe and often not immediately visible. The artistic confrontation with seemingly theoretical questions evokes resistance, possibly opening up ways to the invisible potential of reflection.
The five selected projects relate to one another and address each of the various aspects of the topic from their own perspective. The above considerations are reflected artistically and/ or theoretically through cooperation with the Biennale Sessions programme, and in response to the central La Biennale di Venezia topic, May You Live In Interesting Times.

A PDF introducing the single projects can be found here.