QUASIKUNST






STWST-projects in Quasikunst mode:
Geld / Fassade

Especially Quasikunst projects:
2015 Trees / 2016 Fog / 2017 Iceberg / 2018 Wind

Quasikunst is systemic-performative research. According to the single project, Quasikunst is a systemic structure, it defines itself as contrast and underground in all directions. Among the increasingly rationally manifested surfaces Quasikunst means: dissociating, superimposed states, diffuse collectives, abstruse connections, other material, simultaneous saying yes and no. Oppositions question contradictions, contexts are extended by more contexts.

Quasikunst was a project in 2015-2018 (2015 “Bäumeballett, or: I like Trees and Human Rights”, 2016 “Fog Ballet”, 2017 “Iceberg / The Entity - 48 Hours Meltdown”, 2018 “Windlines +++”) within an ongoing art/theory research since 2014, with references to the theory of “quasi-objects”.

In 2015, Quasikunst dedicated itself to trees with “I like Trees and Human Rights”: Collectives of trees as well as living and dead people were formed. In the underground of a forest floor, people are stuck with their heads in the ground, interrogating contexts, among other things to determine the morality of history and the pollution of the world under the cleaned surfaces. More Trees

in 2016, as an art and theory research project, the project “Fog Ballett”, addressed the issue of equating actor and network in their reflection, linking them in the form of a nebula onto which a human figure was projected. Furthermore, within this equivocal leveling, a contapointed “dialectic turn” of human assertion was proclaimed. More Fog

In 2017, “Iceberg/The Entity” staged a 2-ton ice block in the darkly lit workshop of the Stadtwerkstatt and thus a 'theater of meaning', a theater of contradictions that were not agreed. The project started from the contexts and contradictions inherent in the material ice and showed a 48-hour meltdown that the audience could attend. In textual reflection, the systemic-dynamic definition of negative entropy, namely the “increase of complexity” was turned into an “increase of contradiction”. More Iceberg

Project 2018: Windlines / Movement A / 48 Hour of Drifting / Disapp (50.000)
In 2018 the almost immaterial materials underground, fog, ice were followed by wind. This year's art and context research showed “four blown coordinates between art agens and body movens”. The focus was on air, transparency, and projects that elude implementation. Air and wind stood equally for breathing and thinking, for the physical and the abstract at the same time, for spirit and invisible masses of molecules. The mental approaches dealt with concepts such as disconnectedness, expansiveness, levelling, dissolution, uniformity, totality - and thus mark the critical point of the works. In the critique of totality, they also touch upon a definition of entropy - above all in order to plead for a kind of resource whose preservation is ultimately relevant for nothing less than a dialectic of life/non-life. Announcement Windlines in der VersorgerinText on Quasikunst, windlines and entropy

Project 2019: Deep Drilling for Contracts. Soundhole.
In 2019 and under the title „Deep Drilling for Contracts“, Quasikunst will dig down a sound hole in the basement of STWST. Underground: The knocking out of power/BUSINESS from nature is a core competence of our early industrial/CULTURAL history. 12 seconds of metallic hammering as a looped and stretched sound essence of an early ring mythology that negotiates the transition from pre-modern to modern in the late 19th century: First dig down and knock ore out of the mountain, then use technological voodoo to forge a ring, and this was followed by contracts and capital. Even at the beginning everyone was unhappy. Many years later, now: Smart. Individual. A deeper core. The end of contracts made so far. Business at a turning point. Exploitation as ever. We just keep digging down. Deep Drilling for NEW Contracts.


All Quasikunst projects: QUASIKUNST

Quasikunst curation/projects: STWST48x2/2016 STWSTx3/2017 STWST48x4/2018 STWST48x5/2019

Connection to: New Context Staging



Quasikunst has been around since 2008 conceptualization and/or artistic work of Tanja Brandmayr. Since 2014 research and projects in the context of Stadtwerkstatt Linz.
Quasikunst is also one of the superordinate structural concepts within the “Showcase Extravanganza” STWST48. This format runs in parallel in September and in co-op with Ars Electronica. Up: STWST48x2, STWST48x3, STWST48x4, STWST 48×5