Gentzgasse 86-88, 1180 Vienna
02-04.06. 14:00-18:00
Elisabeth Falkinger: KNOTEN

The Aumannplatz is a much occupied space, characterized by its heavy traffic load. Redesigning the square is difficult to impossible, as the streets lining the square are main traffic axes between Gersthof and the Wiener Gürtel. Every day at rush hour, cars roll in in column traffic, making the streets impassable for pedestrians. Against this background, Elisabeth Falkinger will cover the floor and the walls of the Kulturdrogerie with different colored stickers in the form of dots, thus creating a persiflage of the popular parlor game Twister. Two large rotating discs randomly determine on which color the visitor should move. This creates an unusual movement sequence. The exhibition is intended to provide an incentive to experience our environment anew through playful interventions and to make rigid urban planning our own. Our environment is an everyday experience and thus to be read as a realization of sociality. The term "environment" refers to a system of spatial structures, social structures and objects that cannot be fully manipulated and that surround and relate to subjects. People’s environments are social and not visible per se, but the interconnections and interactions are. For the vernissage there will be a musical flash mob directly around and at the traffic junction Aumannplatz. For this Elisabeth Falkinger has invited the Musikarbeiterinnenkapelle to march in a circle from crosswalk to crosswalk (no traffic obstruction!) around the traffic junction and thus to irritate the traffic for a short time. Afterwards, the musicians* find themselves on the traffic island and play a concert for their environment.

Friday, 02.06. 14:00
KNOTEN: flashmop by Elisabeth Falkinger + Musikarbeiterinnenkapelle
Sunday, 04.06. 14:00
Finissage: KNOTEN

The Kulturdrogerie association, located in a former drugstore on Gentzgasse 86-88 in Vienna’s 18th district, Währing, makes studio space, production space, and exhibition and presentation area available to selected, invited artists. The association was founded in 2005 by sculptors Markus Hiesleitner and Franz Tišek. Kulturdrogerie is an experimental art space that functions as an ideational testing ground, and provides artists with support and space that they otherwise would not have at their disposal to realise their projects. The Kulturdrogerie thus views its purpose as a place of production and exhibition for contemporary young art.