STWST 2024 KANN WEG / Annual Claim 2024

Annual claim 2024: Let's ask it like this: Was the cleaner who removed Beuys' fat corner in the 1980s actually right? We, the STWST, want to target things that can be removed in 2024. And actually ask what can stay.


Efeu Ex / 2012 - ongoing

IVY EX XTD is an installation on the facade of STWST. The installation thematises growing nature, water circulation, a steampunk machine, a system of a pneumatic machine, entropy, technology and questions of information. The idea of a technical WILD IVY growing over the house of STWST was already born in 1991, before the internet started to change our lifes with the World Wide Web. After IVY EX Infolab started. The installation on the façade is worked on again and again.

Infolab / 2013 - ongoing

2012 Cafe Strom: The Boltzmann formula as a reference to life in nature

The Infolab is a laboratory in a cosmological context and researches new definitions of information technology. When dealing with information, technology is not the only important thing; technology has shaped our culture and is the engine of evolution. Aim is to look at the concept of information from an artistic perspective in order to create a new perspective. Through the art context, the concept of information can deviate from the information theory concept of Claude Shannon. The Infolab has been in existence since 2012, with the aim of further enabling autonomy and creativity in a global information society.

Mycelium Network Society / 2017 - ongoing

Mycelium Network Society (MNS) is a Stadtwerkstatt (Linz, Austria) and cycleX (Andes, New York) initiative to connect rhizomic mycelium network nodes. The MNS thematizes mushrooms, spores and mycelia as artistically intended, alternative information networks.
Image: mushroom@cycleX (2019) by Erwin Carl

QUASIKUNST / 2014 - ongoing

Dichotomies, contradictions. Contexts that question other contexts. All Opposites inclusive.
Quasikunst at STWST48x2 (2016) was defined as: „… a research initiative, conceived for Stadtwerkstatt. Quasikunst in its research mode positions itself in Stadtwerkstatts New Art Contexts. And although being apparently “low-tech”-oriented, Quasikunst arranges systemic constants of technology and art. Connection to NEW CONTEXT STAGING

Gibling / 2012 - ongoing
Art as Currency, currency as art: The Gibling started in 2012 and is a community currency, similar to a regional currency. On the other hand, the Gibling is an art project on its own. Each year the banknotes are designed by a new artist. In the interplay of art and currency the Gibling is building an own art collection. Edition 2022: Franz XAVER. Edition 2023: Tina Kult.

STWST48 / 2015 - ongoing

STWST48 is a 48-hour non-stop festival in September. STWST48 presents results from the Infolabs, from formats of Stadtwerkstatts art production, of local and international artists, of Quasikunst, and also the results of the Residencies of the artists that take place on the Eleonore during the summer. The artists are present at the time of STWST48 in Linz. STWST48 takes place parallel to the Ars Electronica and is carried out as a coop with AEC.

STWST48 / 2015 - Crashing the Info
STWST48x2 / 2016 - Non Stop. Not Comply
STWST48x3 / 2017 - MIND LESS
STWST48x4 / 2018 - SLEEP
STWST48x6 / 2020 - MORE LESS
STWST48x7 / 2021 - OUT OF MATTER
STWST48x8 / 2022 - DEEP
STWST48x8 / 2023 - COLD HEAVEN
STWST48x10 / 2024 - NOPE.

DoNAUtics doNOWtic / 2011 - ongoing

Art after “New Media”.
Donautics is a group of artists, boat people and programmers who are working on and with vessels. Vessels/island have to be intependend and and work autonomously. This vessels could be seen as islands in our global world of information.

You Are What You Eat - Julian Stadon, Philipp Kolmann

DoNAUtics Programm 2021

Artists In Residence / 2011 - ongoing

Each year we invite up to 6 artists to come to a boat in the Linzer harbour.

Veranstaltungen / ongoing

In addition to music events and readings, various formats are continuously developed and organized in an art context and for current political reasons. Here are some examples: From Pimmel, Porn, Protest to the perennial festival series Treffpunkt Afrika to the ongoing project The Stadtwerkstatt as Public Space. Also a selection of individual events and series in cooperation with STWST Club.


The Stadtwerkstatt-Webshop with a basic sortiment of STWST's Classics: Wrenches, No Architects and Rare-and Exclusive-Shirts.