1070 UNSEEN – SIGNALS FROM OFFSTAGE
Johanna Pichlbauer, Kay Kender, Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Lisa Hofer
They’re easy to overlook in the hustle and bustle of daily life in the Neubau district: people who were thrown by fate into a dead-end street, who have to struggle each day to survive and to overcome obstacles, people we rarely learn anything about. They might belong to a minority group and have undertaken a long journey to get here, escaping a war zone. They possibly resisted while their apartments were being rebuilt as luxury accommodations. Maybe they found refuge in a homeless shelter. Or they’re unable to deal with everyday life by themselves. Often, helpers learn the stories behind the scenes. Numerous centers in the 7th district provide aid for the individuals who require it. A large interactive board shows this side of Vienna’s Neubau district: Over ten days, seven signals will be transmitted directly and in real-time from invisible corners to the Festival Headquarters, providing a look at unknown living spaces and worlds. The project was executed in cooperation with Caritas.
Excerpt from the jury statement:
With an empathetic and focussed approach, this project succeeds in conveying the work of the Caritas home care service, the situation of people in need of care, and life behind the facades of Vienna’s 7th district. In the process, the people and their stories become tangible, creating a closeness without any showing off or crossing boundaries. The team has approached those involved in an authentic, respectful and appreciative way. The choice of creative means is supportive, the comprehensibility of the presence of the helpers at a certain time is touching, and the set pieces that represent stories are just as smartly selected as the audio material.
Jury members 2018
Johanna Dehio (designer and winner of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2016), Jutta Kleedorfer (Multiple and Interim Use, MA 18), Ruth Goubran, Theres Fischill (Erste Bank), Clemens Foschi, Anja Frohner (Caritas, Archdiocese of Vienna), Lilli Hollein, Nadia Brandstätter (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK)
Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Recognition Award 2018
Our recognition award went to the father-daughter team Johann Kamleitner (farmer) and Sarah Maria Kamleitner (visual artist) for A Ton. In their joint project, they address the issues of remuneration in agriculture and raw material prices in the food industry, thus encouraging an appreciative dialogue between producers and consumers.
The father-daughter team Johann Kamleitner (farmer) and Sarah Maria Kamleitner (visual artist) focus their joint project on remuneration in agriculture and raw material prices in the food industry.
Starting with the question "How much does the farmer get for a tonne of grain?", the critical-artistic discussion developed for VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in the form of a spatial installation, aims to stimulate an appreciative dialogue between the producer and the consumer. In addition to the three-dimensional installation in front of the ZOOM Children's Museum, the museum's forum provides a haptic and visual experience of the living raw material of wheat. A series of thematic workshops for kidsand talks with experts from the fields of art, nature and social sciences accompanies the installation.