Department

Hans Schabus

"Pfeiler" is an exhibition space in the Brückenpassage / MQ.

Every six months, a work by graduates of the Sculpture and Space Department is shown here.

Exhibition opening

Tuesday 7 January 2020, 6 pm
Philip Pichler
"Gift"

Lower volume in higher frequencies, deep layered brown noise. Like a whole ocean, rumbling between 5 and 9 Hz. A frequency, lower than the limit of human hearing.

A “rough” present to the sleep deprived person. Relaxing and calming deep sleep aid. The downside: Earbuds prevent me from being a side sleeper. Gotta stay on my back at all times.

(Ab morgen keine toxische Feinstaub Belastung sondern autofreie Innenstadt; ein möglicher Wunsch. Das Gegenteil: Ein vermeintliches Geschenk für die Allgemeinheit. “Liebe Mieterinnen und Mieter, bitte Entschuldigen sie die nächtliche Störung in den kommenden Wochen [...]” - Herr Oberbürgermeister. Persönliche Unterschrift. Acht Spuren sind die Zukunft vor dem Fenster.)

Typically, I prefer smoothed brown noise. It is not as rough. Mixes on streaming plattforms are between 6 and 12 hours long. Cancelling most noise, making sense of my existence.

 

Text: Daniel Stubenvoll

 

Wednesday 12 June–Sunday 13 October 2019
Eugen Wist
"unwanted souvenir"

It is flat and called schiefer

It has a name and… gesture gesture… with my hand from the sidewalk

I can´t stop hating myself for the dried flowers on my wall

I made you this kit for overcoming the past

The orderly Altbauwohnung and circumstances

In sci-fi movies I fall for all the vases that have been left over in this world

My eyes burn

 

This is an urgent wish to make a book of all the poems about toxic nostalgia, that hurt the make-great-agains.

 

Text: Julia Znoj

 

For „Pfeiler“ the Vienna/Frankfurt based artist Eugen Wist (*1989, Sheregesh, Russia) developed a site specific situation. The window glass is blurred by a greenish substance and leaves just a peephole for the viewer to see a wall object, – a book with a screen print, a postcard with an image of one of Van Goghs flower paintings and a found stone. All of the materials are bound together by a rope holding in place the layered composition.

Thursday 29 November 2018–Sunday 2 June 2019
Antonia Rippel-Stefanska
"Timokleia"

Timokleia was a citizen of Thebes, who in the Macedonian occupation around 335 BC. Chr. was raped by a soldier. Following this act of violence, she led the offender to a well, pushed him in and threw heavy stones at him until he died.

We face a figure who exposes herself and confronts us with the physical scope of a violent act. At the same time, we are facing an image that seeks the complexity of sculpture and the conditions of space in the balancing act with gravity. Acting in a limited space, the sculpture develops at times an almost relief-like character.

Many of the artist's sculptural arrangements are created by pouring, deforming and assembling individual body parts in garments. By polishing the surfaces, the fine interiors of the material are carried outwards. The resulting figures provoke different relationships between the individual and social perceptions of bodies.

To what extent does violence lead to a deformation of one's own and what does Timokleia’s act of self-justice means today?

 

Text: Diana Barbosa Gil

Untitled, 2018
Cement, marble split, pigment, stone plaster, steel, LED, triple laminated safety glass