We are very happy and grateful that Transitory Yarn was included in the MAK Design Labor Collection at the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.
The Design Lab was curated by mischer'traxler studio and Marlies Wirth (MAK) and opened during this years Vienna Biennale.
Transitory Yarn is a material and process that celebrates circular textile production while highlighting the potential of knitting technology in a tangible way.
"The exhibition takes the visitor far into the future and looks back onto present day. By taking the liberty of stepping into a world of completely speculative scenarios, the visitor is removed from their daily reality and is allowed to think freely, unconnected to the boundaries of our time."
Curator and design enthusiast Alice Stori Liechtenstein invited me to present my project Menu from the New Wild at the unbelievably beautiful Schloss Hollenegg.
"AD MENSAM will explore the table as a place where we come together, share food, behave, fight and reunite. The table as the setting for human interactions, a place where rituals play an important role in determining with whom we sit and how, instinctively and traditionally, the rules of sharing food get made."
Save the Date!
the exhibition is open to the public from
17th May - 27th May 2019
at Triennale di Milano
From March-September this year we will be part of the exhibition "Broken Nature - Design takes on human survival" at the Triennale di Milano. The exhibition curated by Paola Antonelli highlights the concept of restorative design and studies the state of the threads that connect humans to their natural environments. Very happy to be part of it with Transitory Yarn!
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
with 1070 Unseen
For this years Vienna Design Week I collaborated with Kay Kender, Lisa Hofer and Johanna Pichlbauer on a social design project were we joined employees of Caritas Heimhilfe (help at home) on their tours to clients within the 7th district. During the 10 festival days we shared glimpses we collected from those characters hidden behind the facades of the district Wien-Neubau.
We are so happy we received the MEHRWERT DESIGNPREIS for the project, thank you Caritas, Erste Bank and Vienna Designweek!
100 YEARS AGO
at Schloss Eckartsau I Nationalpark Donauauen
I was invited to design an exhibition about the turbulent transition from the Austrian-Hungarian empire to the First Republic of Austria in Schloss Eckartsau in the Danubian Nationalpark. The exhibition goes with the title "Karl & Zita - im Schatten der Geschichte".
If you want to experience this episode in Austrian History in a more interactive way come visit, it is open til fall!
We were allowed to share our progress on our project and installation 'Transitory Yarn' at this years Maker Faire in the METAStadt in Vienna. Read about the project here. We were even featured on FM4 yay!
We really had to speed up our knitting for the ambitious audience - it's just unravelling so quickly...
3-day Film- and Fotoworkshop
From raccoons that adopt swan babies, to depressive Asian ladybirds to gray squirrels that integrate into the labor market.
I am very happy I was invited to conceptualize a storytelling workshop for students, called 'How to ethically kill a turtle' (click to get to know more about the project). Within this 3-day workshop students were encouraged to explore the ambiguous topic of how to deal with alien invasive species through film and photo techniques in a creative way. So much be said:
NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED!
studio short film
I was invited to create a short film for the Exhibition "Ästhetik der Veränderung - 150 Jahre Angewandte" at MAK Vienna. The film offers a peak into the work we do in the Studio I've graduated from this year at the Angewandte. Our studio is called Industrial Design 2 but opens up a way broader term of what Design can mean.
The film is a meshup of the projects that emerged over the past years and a glimpse into the possible future the direction of the studio is heading at. It can also be interpreted as a kind of mission statement for the course.
also visit the new studio website!
We were invited by the Kunstfabrik Groß-Siegharts (somewhere in the Waldviertel) to present our project Transitory Yarn. The exhibition venue was part of an old textile and weaving factory. It is kind of in the middle of nowhere, but anyways very recommendable to visit. Many of the old machines are still intact and just awesome to watch while in action. We prepared an interactive performance, where visitors could try out our machines and dissolve and reknit garments.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TALK
I was invited to present my project "Menu from the New Wild" at the international Antenna conference during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The Conference is organized by Design Indaba and is a format where a selection of 20 design graduates world wide had the possibility to present their latest work on stage. Super exciting! Follow the latest tweets on twitter or check on their facebook page!