Mittwoch, 27. April 2011

UNTITLED_IN_CASE_NO_06 (2009)

Instant photographs of the urban space, it's architecture, "function" and mystic. For this one I have chosen to edit and work with an already existing loop-based piece of music composed by rotaug's very own dj kompact while kryot is (as always) reflecting his surroundings. Help me SPREAD via your channels. 2009 by markus oberndorfer. Enjoy



appearing: kryot // photography, editing: markus oberndorfer
sound: dj kompact // original version: 1920x1440px,
© Markus Oberndorfer, Vienna 2009

Sonntag, 17. April 2011

HELP FOR JAPAN CHARITY EVENT - APRIL 17th 2011

over 21.000€ due to your help, THX for joining the event and supporting the cause!

We are very excited to announce: The HELP FOR JAPAN "Secret Postcard" Art sale presented by Francesca von Habsburg/T-B A21, Elsa König, Elsa Okazaki and Andrew Standen-Raz.

The HELP FOR JAPAN Charity Event for the Red Cross, held on April 17th, 2011 at the Pratersauna in Vienna, will be one of the largest line-up of leading musicians, artists, fashion designers & locally based businesses seen in Vienna for a long time.


The event is a natural outpouring of solidarity and assistance from Vienna's artistic community to the victims of the catastrophic events still unfolding in Japan.

Freitag, 8. April 2011

THOMAS BERNHARD & VIENNA - A RECONCILLIATION

READ paper of Utecita at Ntropy (german only)

As I was born and - for the first 20 years of my life - living in that same little village in Upper Austria where Thomas Bernhard used to live until his death in 1989, I'm interested about any developements in the love-hate relationship people in my surroundings and the austrian cultural landscape had or better; still have with Thomas Bernhard. Also because of the fact that once in a while the topic of Bernhard would come up while talking to my parents, that know him from a "distant neighbours" point of view. Ute Stadlbauer wrote a very nice paper - that made me write this blog - on a phenomenon that took place in Austria several times; with Viennese artists like Günter Brus or Otto Mühl for example. They broke conventions and were recognized in Austria years after they gained international recognition and "fame". Something similar seems to happen with Thomas Bernhard nowadays.

What is it that is taking place here right now? To quote Utecita "An honest reconcilliation with maybe the greatest Austrian post-war litterateur or the bad Austrian habit of the total commercialisation of that cultural heritage?" Good question.

Funny thing is: even my mother started to read about Bernhard, that used to live just some kilometers away from our house, lately. The first book. My father still needs some more time to get familiar with the topic as - what would be the best way to describe it - Bernhard was not a man of the people and probably more some kind of a misanthrope. Still a great litterateur. I kind of like his socio-cultural irony.