RED-WOOD-ROAD - a video- and lightinstallation from May to June 2022 in the Red Carpet Showroom in public space Karlsplatz Vienna in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Vereinigung. Many thanks to our collaborator: Bernhard Meißnitzer and the team of Künstlerhaus (Pete Gmachl, Vinzent Cibulka and Gerald Roßbacher)
Trains, buses, cars, bicycles and pedestrians meet over several levels at one of Vienna's busiest transport hubs. In addition, trees, meadows, flower beds and bodies of water invite you to linger, rest and dream. The contrast between urban movement and the relaxing power of nature can hardly be greater than in this place. Video loops on spatially arranged screens and a slowly running light sequence pick up on these opposites and continue them reflected in the showroom. Vehicles move through the city in patterns that always appear to be the same, along lanes and lane markings. Bushes and trees, in turn, create counterpoints in the visual composition. A red line not only leads through the underpass, it also connects the street with a virtual undergrowth in which a stylized jungle also dissolves into shapes and structures. The question of a confrontation between the challenges of traffic in the urban environment and nature itself, as a synonym for a possible different way to each other, is discussed and negotiated aesthetically in this work. However, it is not about presenting a simplified position on either city or country, on traffic or forest, but about presenting what connects and complements each other.
FORREST - 3 channel -videoinstallation
Fission, The New Wave of International Digital Art from 30 April - 31 August 2022
Exhibition @ Guizhou Provincial Museum, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Curated by Birgitta Hosea
14 minutes loop of 3 video & 6 Audio channels
NACH.LEUCHTEN was a participatory project including two guided tours in public space in Vienna with 12 visitors on November 15, 2021. The route and its stations starting from Sternstudio Gallery in Vienna: Mayergasse, Czerningasse, Passage Czerningasse 7-9, Praterstraße, Rotensterngasse, Weintraubengasse, Renzhof, Zirkusgasse, Novaragasse, Praterstraße, Mayergasse
Many thanks to Anat Stainberg and our cooperation partners Thomas Poganitsch and Martin Pliessnig.
The tour included an examination of the cultural history of the 2nd district around Praterstraße and visits to artistic trades. In the Sternstudio gallery, pictures of the people named in the tour, historical events and buildings as well as specialist literature on them could be seen. In addition, the films presented during the tour could be seen again on a monitor. In addition to a kind of double conference between the guest artist Anat Stainberg and organizer Martina Tritthart, the tour included a mobile projection unit with a projector and battery, as well as a small trolley operated by Holger Lang. For each of the alleys, streets and squares mentioned above, there were detailed reports and stories about well-known personalities who used to live here, were born or died here. Above all, the lively culture and circus scene in the 19th century around the Carlstheater and the Renz circus as well as numerous smaller theatres, variety shows and cafés was the subject of these tours. At selected stations, short animated films were projected onto the facades of houses, the content of which was related to the respective location. The participants received laser pointers and instructions to trace certain images from memory. In addition to the conversations, further communicative dynamics emerged. The discussions were then continued in depth in the Sternstudio gallery.
VORTEX is a tunnel of vibrating lines within an industrial space that can evoke dynamic work processes and the belief in progress that is often manifested in them, but at the same time with a chaotic weave of lines, it can also call them into question. The path along the ribbons leads into the unknown and undiscovered. The whole picture will never be fully visible, an uncertainty in space always remains. The light, which is itself invisible, travels along the rays, which themselves are not luminous. We used 2 kilometers of rubber bands for this multimedia installation including light and sound. VORTEX was part of the exhibition HOUSE OF LOSING CONTROL at the Vienna ART week in November 2021.
Right above the center of the labyrinth in the City Park in Skopje raises BREATHING STAR, a dynamic light and space-installation. The size of the structure consisting of about 400 strings is 16 x 18 meter and 5 meter high. Together with a sophisticated light-choreography and a surround sound designed for the unique spatial situation the artwork changes its appearance, creating an oscillating, pulsating, vivid atmosphere. It is highly recommended to enter the structure. There is a walkthrough to experience the artwork from the inside. Beyond the experience of the artwork itself we want to draw the attention of the viewers to the night sky above. Breathing STAR becomes a window on the universe. BREATHING STAR was part of the international lightfestival "Skopje Light district" in September 2021
IN-SIDE-OUT is part of the project SOLARIS curated by "mehr licht" in Graz, Schlossbergstollen-Galerie. Based on the novel by Stanislav Lem "In-Side-Out" questions the alien in ourselve. "In-Side-Out" is a dynamic light installation that stages the oscillations of light and sound. A tube of vibrating lines within a tunnel that has no visible end is a metaphor for diving into the ocean of the unconscious, into the secrets of our own identity, in which we become strange and eerie to ourselves. The path into the unknown and unexplored within our souls can only be taken slowly. The whole picture will never be fully visible. Like a dark sun, the far end of the corridor reflects the transition into what is hidden inside the world that we know. Light and matter lead us into the depth of the mountain and at the same time into the depth of memories of our adventures, experiences and the impressions that we have gathered. We stretch a bright thread that can figuratively bring us from the underground back to the daylight of our consciousness. This connection builds the tunnel that links us with the hidden, with the darkness and the mysterious inside us.
Schlossbergstollen-Galerie GRAZ, July 31st 2020 - March 2021
SCHLEIFENSACHE II is the next step in a collaborative process by mutual loop (Martina Tritthart and Holger Lang), in which an intuitive approach to a spatial situation is addressed. The unusual spatial setup of the ASIFAKEIL is related to conceptual projects, some of which resulted from previous projects of mutual loop. ASIFAKEIL. Museumsquartier Vienna June 16th - September 19th 2020
"Geht´s noch? Weiter?" SCHLEIFENSACHE by Martina Tritthart and Holger Lang. Exhibition at the FRISE Künstlerhaus February 2020, Opening February 14th 2020
“Sky Lights”, Video-Light-Intervention with Holger Lang and Martina Tritthart, December 2019, "Undarkfestival Ne Temno #8" , Yekaterinburg, Russia
“Afterglow”, Video Mapping with Holger Lang and Martina Tritthart, August 2019, International Media Art Biennial "See Djerba", Djerba Tunesia
“Beyond 15`Stardust”, Performance with Anat Stainberg and Martina Tritthart, Mai 2019, Künstlerhaus 1050 Vienna, Austria