Alfredo Barsuglia (AT)

Wenn Äpfel in die Decke fallen, 2016

Wood, neon tube, apples, headphones, sound track, variable size
Courtesy: Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz; Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Wien

“... did the roof ever fall on your head?” Alfredo Barsuglia plays with our perception of spaces, prompting us to see their laws in a different way as we ourselves become performers.

*1980 in Graz (AT), lives and works in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Clemens Bauder & Markus Reindl (AT)

Nachtmaschine, 2017

When in the early morning hours the doors of the interdisciplinary UNTEN* club close, the night is locked up tight in the Night Machine. Because what goes on at night can only be guessed at in the light of day.

*UNTEN kuratiert von:
Clemens Bauder *1986 in Linz (AT), lives and works there.
Julia Ransmayr *1985 in Linz (AT), lives and works there.
Markus Reindl *1979 in Freistadt (AT), lives and works in Linz.

Jürg Conzett (CH)

Stegsystem für Dachboden, 2017

wooden construction
comissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

With great respect for the historic building fabric, the Swiss architectural artist Jürg Conzett has provided access to the Baroque attics of the Ursulinenhof and Ursuline Church via new bridges and walkways that extend the existing HÖHENRAUSCH circuit.

*1956 in Aarau (CH), lives and works in Chur.

Carnovsky (IT)

RGB (Jungla n. 1) 2010/2017

colour wallpaper

The way printing techniques and lighting effects are combined here creates a kaleidoscopic world that seems to never rest. Like Alice, you are continually astounded.

Silvia Quintanilla *1979 in Bogotá (CO) & Francesco Rugi * in Toskana (IT), live and work in Milan.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Cosima von Bonin & Moritz von Oswald (DE)


Mixed Media Installation
variable size and material
Courtesy: Kunsthaus Bregenz

The otherwise so restless rabbit lies around idly here like a sloth. With a roguish sense of humor, Cosima von Bonin refuses to succumb to the prevailing pressure to perform.

*1962 in Mombasa (KEN), lives and works in Cologne (DE).
Moritz von Oswald, *1962 in Hamburg (DE), lives and works in Berlin (DE).

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Claudia Czimek (AT)

Flos Ferri – down, down you will find ..., 2017

with kind support by: VA Erzberg und EisenerZ*ART

“The ‘Eisenbliah’ is, philosophically speaking, like an animal that with warmth and movement spreads out through space.”*

*an employee of VA Erzberg

Mutant Styrian aragonite crystals were found thanks to a mysterious manifestation and are now being treated in an alchemical laboratory. No one knows what form they will ultimately take.

*1975 in Graz (AT), lives and works in Linz, Katsdorf und Eisenerz.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

depart (AT)

The Lacuna Shifts, 2017

Trailer (Virtual Reality Installation)
video projection, sound
commissioned by: sound:frame, Wien & OÖ Kulturquartier

Virtual Reality Installation
headset, wooden structure, mirror
VR-Environment, 5'‒8'
commissioned by: sound:frame, Wien & OÖ Kulturquartier

The virtual reality installation transports the visitor to a place “behind the mirror” – a fascinating playground of the imagination forged from a deceptive perception of space combined with acoustic hallucinations and word play that keeps taking new forms.

Leonhard Lass *1978 in Linz (AT) & Gregor Ladenhauf *1978 in Wien (AT),
live and work in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Simone Decker (LU/DE)

Whitening (Mäntel), 2005

reflecting textile, zips, yarn

With wearable coats made of reflective material, surprising reflections on your self-perception and how others see you can be triggered in the interior of the miraculous world.

*1968 in Esch-sur-Alzette (LU), lives and works in Frankfurt/Main (DE).

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Richard Eigner (AT)

KÖNIGIN – eine Quadrofonie 2017

three-part sound installation
various lengths 10'
Text: Charlotte Luise Fechner
music & composition: Richard Eigner
Kyma processing: Gustav Scholda
rehearsal & dramaturgical support: Julia Ransmayr
commissioned by: SCHÄXPIR – Theaterfestival für junges Publikum & OÖ Kulturquartier

Based on a fabric of texts by the author Charlotte Luise Fechner, Richard Eigner develops three sound installations about the search for identity and the absurdities of the wonderland and our everyday world.

*1983 in Linz (AT), lives and works in Vienna and Linz.

Karin Fisslthaler (AT)

Alice Remixed, 2017

2-channel projection, colour, sound
10'17", Loop
commissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

The video collage, in which bodies and identities transform in multiple ways, duplicating themselves and then dissolving, focuses on the figure of Alice, who constantly changes not only in Lewis Carroll’s story but also in the way she is depicted, depending on the medium and the technical possibilities.

*1981 in Oberndorf (AT), lives and works in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Jean François Fourtou (FR)

Sans titre (Série Jean-Jacques) 2007

Sans titre (Série Jean-Jacques) / Ohne Titel (Jean-Jacques Serie), 2007
6 from his series of 9 C-prints, 60 x 80 cm je / each
Courtesy: Galerie Mitterrand, Paris

The artist offers personal insights into an almost magical world of twisted standards between childhood and adulthood. In this image series, he combines and overlays proportions in a way that makes the impossible seem possible.

*1964 in Paris (FR), lives and works in Marrakesch (MA).

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Heribert Friedl (AT)

semipermeable (5 doors) 2017

pencil and various scents on wall

The application of fragrant glazes opens up a gateway into our own childhood, our sense of smell spanning the arc from the history of the building to our own memories.

*1969 in Feldbach (AT), lives and works in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller (DE/AT)

Mobile, 2017 | Pattern Coral Pink, 2016 | Les Tartes, 2011–2017

Mobile, 2017
Stereo, Colour
8', Loop
Courtesy: Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller; Galerie Krinzinger, Wien

Pattern Coral Pink, 2016
digital vector graphic
Courtesy: Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller; Galerie Krinzinger, Wien

Les Tartes, 2011–2017
La Tarte Waldmeister, La Tarte Honey Crunch, La Tarte Bienenstich, La Tarte Zitronenkäsesahne, La Tarte Esterhazy, La Tarte Violette, La Tarte Cherry, La Tarte Noisette
8 furniture objects, birch plywood, veneer, artificial leather
50 x 90 x 45 cm each
Courtesy: Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller

Imaginary playing pieces symbolize outstanding inventions in the history of humankind. They are presented in the video Mobile and also appear as part of the wall design. Furniture objects in cake form invite the visitors to use them, embodying the cross-disciplinary artistic approach of Hanakam & Schuller.

Markus Hanakam *1979 in Essen (DE) & Roswitha Schuller *1984 in Friesach (AT), live and work in Vienna.

Kurt Hentschläger (AT/US)


Audiovisual installation, darkness, LED wall, surround sound system
dimensions variable
comissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier & CTM Festival, Berlin
curator in Berlin: Isabelle Meiffert
Management: Richard Castelli / Epidemic
production assistant: Pablo Monterrubio Benet, Yan Zhou
head of technical: Alexander Boehmler
SOL at CTM 2017 is supported by Austrian Culture Forum and ENCAC

SOL is a large-scale audio-visual installation, an out-of-this-world perceptual experience of sound and light. Sequences of flashing animations break through the complete darkness and echo as moving images, until the inner after-images are superseded by the next light eruption.

*1960 in Linz (AT), lives and works in New York (US).

opening hours: 
Fr, Sa, Su05.30 pm - 09.00 pm

Your ticket is qualified for a later revisit, should the exhibit be closed at the time.
Entry fee SOL (without SINNESRAUSCH): € 2,-

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Stephan Huber (DE)

Ichkuppel, 1995

Felt, leather, glass-reinforced resin, wood, cable and audio CD
2'3'', Loop
Ø 140 cm
Courtesy: Museum Folkwang, Essen

A forceful voice in an oversized felt hat praises and denunciates, making us feel alternately small or heroic.

*1952 in Lindenberg (DE), lives and works in Munich & Ostallgäu.

Photo: Otto Saxinger


Lounge, 2017

mixed media
variable size
2 paintings: Badenixen, 90 x 70 cm; der Schrank, 170 x 130 cm, oil on canvas
Courtesy: Brunnhofer Galerie, Linz

The complex wall-based work takes up the dreamy, absurd, and paradoxical elements of the story of Alice in Wonderland and extends them into imaginary scenes.

*1977 in Heidelberg (DE), lives and works in Karlsruhe.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Katharina Karner (AT)

Luck is a Lady – Chirpy ­Chirpy Cheep Cheep, 2014

oil on canvas
140 x 105 cm
Courtesy: Brunnhofer Galerie, Linz

An opulent portrait is alienated in surreal fashion, showing the aristocratic woman seemingly losing her head in a ball of fire, suspending painterly illusionism.

*1983 in Wien (AT), lives and works there.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Mischa Kuball (DE)

Space-Speech-Speed 1998/2017

mirror balls, projectors, ceiling motors, slides
Centre for International Light Art, Unna

The combination of space, light, time, and communication makes visitors briefly lose their orientation in the church attic.

*1959 in Düsseldorf (DE), lives and works there.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Claudia Larcher (AT)

YAMA, 2010

HD, 16:9, 8', Loop
Courtesy: Galerie 22,48 m², Paris; Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz; Galerie Raum mit Licht, Wien

The fictitious camera pan offers glimpses into a traditional Japanese house, exploring not only the architecture and interiors but also subjective spaces of memory and imagination.

*1979 in Bregenz (AT), lives and works in Vienna.

Andrea Loux (CH)

Bunny, 2006 | Nightmare, 2017 | My Box is my Castle 2001/2017

Bunny, 2006
letter slot, stuffed hare
28 x 25 x 8 cm
Courtesy: Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern

Nightmare, 2017
antic baby shoes, white leather gloves, wooden stool, fan
variable size
Courtesy: Andrea Loux

A rabbit trapped between “here” and “there” tells in tragicomically fashion of failure and also his courageous venturing into the unknown. Gloves brought magically to life summon memories of the nightmarish feeling of being immobilized while dreaming.

My Box is my Castle:
variable size
12', Loop
Courtesy: Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern

The video shows an oversized woman who physically explores the narrow frame of a crate.

*1969 in Bern (CH), lives and works there.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Frank Louis (DE/AT)

Überfluss, 2016–2017 | Cumulus inter Turres, 2017

Überfluss, 2016–2017
earthenware ceramics, glaze, plastic tubs,
series of 14 individual objects
19 x 40 x 40 cm and 30 x 73 x 51 cm

The work Überfluss (Abundance) consists of a series of found plastic tubs and vessels filled with brightly colored glazed objects. With their shiny hues, they are at once fascinatingly beautiful and repulsively ugly.

Cumulus inter Turres, 2017
earthenware, glaze, aircraft safety belts
89 x 126 x 25 cm
Auftragsarbeit: OÖ Kulturquartier

Cloud formations symbolize what is ephemeral and intangible. Molded from clay, glazed, and fired, this cloud is held aloft in the tower of the Ursuline Church by aircraft safety belts in a tension-filled limbo.

*1966 in Hannover (DE), lives and works in Linz (AT).

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Haruko Maeda (JP/AT)

Selbstporträt mit totem ­Hasen und Blumen, 2010

oil on canvas, 75 x 75 cm
Courtesy: private collection

Depicted states of life and death provide an idea of how the proximity of life with the inevitability of death was expressed in the Baroque period.

*1983 in Tokyo (JP), lives and works in Vienna and Linz.

Nicolas Mahler (AT)

Alice in Sussex / Kratzbaum 2017

Holzkonstruktion, 250 x 60 x 250 cm
7 sculptures, papier-mâché, variable sizes, handpainted glossy acrylic, made by Siegfried Böttcher after miniature sculptures by Nicolas Mahler

Motifs from the comic Alice in Sussex are transported into the exhibition space as sculptures. Unlike in the original, Alice finds herself in a subterranean house and ventures through a dangerous, unpredictable world.

*1969 in Wien (AT), lives and works in there.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Werner Reiterer (AT)

Ewiges Leben, 2017 | Waiting for Nihilism, 2017 | 2-/4-dimensionaler Heiligenschein, 2017

Ewiges Leben, 2017
LED chain, hose, electronics
180 x 180 x 7 cm
technical assistance: Thomas Sandri

Waiting for Nihilism, 2017
technical equipment, wood, varnish
27 x 450 x 650 cm
technical assistance: Thomas Sandri
sound engineering: Christoph Amann
commissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

2-/4-dimensionaler Heiligenschein, 2017
70 x 50 cm
Courtesy: Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Wien

A podium, only seemingly empty, invites the spectator to become a performer. A huge luminous body – or is it a halo? – by contrast humorously challenges him to explore deeper insights.

*1964 in Graz (AT), lives and works in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

David Reumüller (AT)

Verhältnis o.T., 2017

Aluminium, Glas, Computergesteuerte LED-Beleuchtung / glass, computer controlled LED lighting, 290 x 320 x 300 cm
12 C-prints, Videostills einer Performance mit / video stills of a performance with Dorit Chrysler, 20 x 30 cm je / each
Komposition / composition: Muscle Tomcat Machine (Bernd Heinrauch, Manfred Engelmayr, David Reumüller, 2´22´´

Accompanied by a sound composition, an oversize glass chandelier casts its flickering light onto photographs that describe a process of extinguishing and dissolving.

* 1979 in Gaal (AT), lives and works in Graz.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Pipilotti Rist (CH)

Deine Raumkapsel (Your ­Space Capsule), 2006

Video Audio Installation
in a wooden box, mixed media
113 x 84 x 120 cm
edition of 3 + 1 AP + 1 EP
Courtesy: Hauser & Wirth Collection, Schweiz

A space capsule in a transport box gives us a glimpse of a very personal setting that might be a parallel world, a memory, or a dream.

*1962 in Grabs (CH), lives and works in Zurich and Neuenburg.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Esther Stocker (AT)

Warum betreten wir Räume? 2017

wood, adhesive tape
Courtesy: Galerie Krobath, Wien
comissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

With her minimalistic artistic intervention, the artist challenges the geometry of the space and its functionality. At the same time, she perplexes us in our spatial perception.

*1974 in Schlanders (IT), lives and works in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Annelies Štrba (CH)

Nyima 271, 2008 | Nyima 438, 2010 | Frances und die Elfen, 2004

Nyima 271, 2008 | Nyima 438, 2010
from the series: My Life Dreams
pigment prints on canvas
125 x 185 cm each
Courtesy: Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig/Berlin

Luminous other-worldly figures set in enchanted fairy-tale landscapes seem to have fallen into a deep slumber pervaded by dreams.

Frances und die Elfen, 2004
10'56", Loop

The artist spirits us away on a journey to a mystical, magical place peopled by the ethereal figures of young girls.

*1947 in Zug (CH), lives and works in Richterswil, Lake Zurich.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Kerry Tribe (US)

Here & Elsewhere, 2002

2-channel projection
colour, sound
10' 30", Loop
Courtesy: the artist & 1301 PE, Los Angeles

In the interconnected double projection, the film theorist Peter Wollen asks his ten-year-old daughter existential and philosophical questions about time, memory, and being.

*1973 in Boston (US), lives and works in Los Angeles.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Martin Walde (AT)

Key Spirit, 1997/2017

performative interaction
wall, doors, keys, sound
variable size and material

A soft meowing lets us guess what’s behind the closed doors, but what can we do about it? With Key Spirit, the artist opens up symbolic doors to our own curiosity.

*1957 in Innsbruck (AT), lives and works in Vienna.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Roland Wegerer (AT)


Social Media (Instagram), video, photography, model,
commissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

An online gallery created by the sculptor and performance artist Roland Wegerer extends the exhibition circuit into virtual space. Each week, he presents a new “exhibition” on Instagram: a humorous but also critical game with reality and the image.

*1974 in Amstetten (AT), llives and works in Linz und St. Nikola.

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Maria Bichler & Ulrich Lantzberg (AT)

Singularität, 2017

Singularität (Singularity) reveals a world full of wonder, questioning our perception of the world around us. A strand of blonde hair is to be seen lying on the blue ground, reminding us of Alice’s dress, but telling a story different from the one we already know.

Maria Bichler *1989 in Schwaz in Tirol (AT), lives and works in Linz und Maurach am Achensee.
Ulrich Lantzberg *1985 in Graz (AT), lives and works in Linz.

Maria Bichler & Ulrich Lantzberg (AT)

Fatma Nur Özgul (CY/AT)

Mad Watch, 2017

Fatma Nur Özogul, has combined the Mad Hatter’s perception of time with that of the White Rabbit, featured in Lewis Carroll’s novel, creating the Mad Watch, which runs two days late. The sound installation is dealing with the transience of time using analog and digital clocks.

„What is time? Which time is ‚the‘ time? Is the time passing slow enough or is it getting faster now? What is the time? What time is it?“

*1990 in Nikosia (CY), lives and works in Linz.

Fatma Nur Özgul (CY/AT)

Yara Lettenbichler (AT)

Alice reist ins Zaubermeer, 2017

For her work Alice reist ins Zaubermeer (Alice travels to the magic ocean) Yara Lettenbichler has created a glittery and colorful setting, reminiscent of an abstract subsurface world.

*1991 in Kufstein (AT), lives and works in Linz.

Yara Lettenbichler (AT)

Aimilia Liontou (AT)

Infinity Cube, 2017

Infinity Cube is an installation that creates the illusion of infinite space. Aimilia Liontou tests the boundaries between reality and imagination and plays with spatial perception and the feeling of infinity.

*1991 in Athen (GR), lives and works in Linz.

Aimilia Liontou (AT)

Melanie Ludwig (AT)

Physical Education, 2016

Physical Education is an animation that features a set of abstract underwater animals which move to the sound and rhythms of the featured music.

*1985 in Linz, lives and works in Linz.

Melanie Ludwig (AT)

Rika Tadokoro (JP/AT)

Everything melts as a candy:
dream, realities and nightmares, 2017

Rika Tadokoro’s work invites the viewer to take a look at her meticulously designed surreal wonder world, put together with trivial objects of everyday life.

*1988 in Tokio (JP), lives and works in Linz.

Rika Tadokoro (JP/AT)

Ilona Stuetz (AT)

Blanche, 2017

In her animated, finely drawn black and white film Blanche, Ilona Stuetz focuses on the perception of reality and fiction. Starting with a steaming cup, the environment of a city gradually unfolds, including houses, plants and traces of life, only to disappear moments later as the film comes to an end.

*1989 in Linz, lives and works in Linz.

Ilona Stuetz (AT)

Dimitrios Vellis (GR/AT)

You see?, 2017

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t.
And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be.
And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” (Lewis Carroll)

According to Dimitrios Vellis the quote is characteristic for Lewis Carroll’s notional universe and serves as an assumption for his own life.

*1983 in Hannover (DE), lives and works in Linz.


BestOf 2017 Guckkästen

BestOf 2017 Guckkästen

Studierende und AbsolventInnen der Kunstuniversität Linz:
Maria Bichler & Ulrich Lantzberg / Yara Lettenbichler / Aimilia Liontou / Melanie Ludwig / Fatma Nur Özgul / Ilona Stuetz / Rika Tadokoro / Dimitrios Vellis
wooden peephole boxes
40 x 40 cm each
in cooperation with: Kunstuniversität Linz
comissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

Peephole boxes designed by students and alumni of the University of Art and Design Linz afford glimpses into fantastic (miniature) worlds. The project is part of BestOff 2017, the overview exhibition of the Kunstuniversität Linz, which opens Kulturtankstelle as a laboratory and interface to the urban space at the OÖ Kulturqartier. Exhibition duration: 6.11.–3.12.2017.

Photo: Otto Saxinger