Exhibition: September 13 – October 25, 2012
Opening: September 12, 2012
Artists: Katharina Copony (AT), Josef Dabernig (AT), Michael Hieslmair & Michael Zinganel (AT), Carolin Hirschfeld & Clara Giacalone (DE), Jamshed Kholikov (TJ) (tbc), Heimo Lattner (AT/DE), Plinio Avila Marquez (DE/ MX), Christoph Oertli (CH), Adrian Paci (I) (tbc), Barthelemy Toguo (FR/US/CM), Ingo Vetter & Annette Weisser (DE), Anna Witt (AT/DE)
Curated by Michael Hieslmair
If our everyday is shaped by multilocality – cyclically recurring brief stays at different places and the travel in-between them – then stations and nodes increasingly become important liminoid sites of mobility. Wherever people enter, exit, or transfer, and mobility flows break down for whatever reason, worlds collide and breed multilocal (protagonist) networks of recurring temporary communities.
COLLIDING WORLDS brings together artists whose work investigates places and social systems of a highly globalised and internationally networked mobility culture and attempt, by way of example, to represent the connected consequences for the protagonists and how they use their environment. The contributions address changes in the socio-spatial reference systems on the microlevel, whereas on the macrolevel, they focus on the economic and political transformation processes that become effective in connection with a globalised movement of goods and people.