The exhibition "Visions of Media Art 8 - Utopia or Oblivion" is inspired by the multidisciplinary visionary Buckminster Fuller. His projects have shaped generations and until today are programmatically propagating the utopia of a better life for all.
SOMETHING I KNOW
Referring to the seminal lecture series "Everything I know" Buckminster Fuller held during the last 2 weeks in 1975, transparadiso held a modest version of a lecture of 12 hours from Oct.5, 8 pm- Oct.6, 8 am.
These 42 hours comprised Fuller's complex life's work, which he let oscillate between autobiographical notes and references to the history of science and humanism.
In the 12 hours of continuous lectures on the opening evening of 5 October 2019 from 8 pm to the morning of 6 October at 8 am, "Something I know" takes up the visionary thinking and acting of Buckminster Fuller. The focus was less on the content of Buckminster Fuller's work and more on the reception of discursive spaces of action from today's post-Fordist perspective. The Marathon Lecture combined the contents of the transdisciplinary work of transparadiso with a self-experiment to approach Fuller's euphoric persistence as a lecturer. It covered a range of topics from Buckminster Fuller's teaching, to the longing for utopias in the projects by transparadiso. Thus, transparadiso's strategies such as "silent activism", "direct urbanism" and "production of desires" as methods of an artistic, spatial and social practice between the categories were presented live during this one night and were shown on video during the exhibition.
Link to the live-ticker of the marathon lecture by Norbert Math.
UTOPIA OR OBLIVION
Opening: Oct.5, 2019, 7 pm
12 hour lecture performance by transparadiso:
Oct.5, 8 pm- Oct.6, 8 am
Exhibition: Oct.5-19, 2019
Michael Zinganel /Theresa Hattinger
transparadiso (Barbara Holub / Paul Rajakovics)
Curated by: alien productions and Gerda Lampalzer in cooperation with FLUSS - NÖ Initiative für Foto- und Medienkunst