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Speculative Fiction

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Screening
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Exhibit Gallery
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Schillerplatz 3, 1. floor
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1010 Vienna

With works by: Veronika Eberhart, Katrin Euller, Barbara Kapusta, Pille-Riin Jaik, Flavia Mazzanti, Ursula Mayer, Marlies Pöschl, Stefanie Schwarzwimmer, Paula Strunden, Kay Walkowiak

In the face of social upheavals resulting from global warming or the pandemic questions and longings for a different way of dealing with the world increase. The cinematic pieces of the presented artists sketch out imaginary alternatives to a political and ecological present that is perceived as unfavourable. They thereby turn to speculative fiction – explicitly referencing Donna Haraway’s ideas.

The sci-fi genre claims a new level of relevance within the medium of video art in this search for contemporary utopias. The films raise questions as to the interconnectedness of human and non-human life forms – ranging from our environmental surroundings to types of artificial intelligence – and reframe the concept of utopia beyond its modern definition.

The screening Speculative Fiction presents works by graduates of the Academy who explore the outlined thematic area with their works.

Opening week: 9.7.–17.7.2022
With concerts, performances, tours and artists talks by Katrin Euller/Rent, Paula Strunden and Kay Walkowiak, a.o.

From 9.7. to 17.7. the screening is in cooperation with ImPulsTanz part of the program of the Choreographic Convention VII – With Other Words: A Future, a format of the EU project Life Long Burning, On the Way to a sustainable ecosystem for contemporary dance in Europe.

List of entries

  • Rent

    Opening week Speculative Fiction

    Katrin Euller/Rent plays a set that she composed for the screening Speculative Fiction. The event will take place directly in the exhibition Speculative Fiction in the Exhibit Gallery.

    Concert

    Schillerplatz

    Exhibit Gallery

  • XR-Tour Infra-thin Magick

    Opening week Speculative Fiction

    Paula Strunden guides into the space between physical and virtual reality in her Extended Reality (XR) installation presented at Exhibit Gallery.

    XR Tour

    Schillerplatz

    Exhibit Gallery

    Paula Strunden sits on a paper on the floor designing Infra-thin objects.
  • Kay Walkowiak: Neon Ghost

    Opening week Speculative Fiction

    A performance by Teerawat Mulvilai and a live sound composition by Natalia Domínguez Rangel extend Kay Walkowiak's film Neon Ghost into the exhibition space.

    Screening and Performance

    Schillerplatz

    Exhibit Gallery

  • Kay Walkowiak: Neon Ghost

    Opening week Speculative Fiction

    Kay Walkowiak, Teerawat Mulvilai and Natalia Domínguez Rangel in conversation with Sulgi Lie, moderated by Stephanie Damianitsch.

    Screening and Panel Discussion

    Schillerplatz

    Exhibit Gallery