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2023: DN A Semmering, Villa Schönthaler, Semmering

Local plants are used to create a sensual and atmospheric approach to the cultural landscape of Semmering in the changing times. Based on a traditional idea of this place due to its stereotyping as a high altitude/climatic health resort and sophisticated meeting place, the search for traces is guided by the awareness of permanent transformation through climate change, environmental and temporal factors. Determined by the season and the respective knowledge it is an expression of an individual conception of this place, or of sensing what once manifested its reputation and still resonates.

Fotocredits: Katharina Kantner-Wölger

2022: Arts-Based-Research Project, Mölltal/AUSTRIA

Renate Burger / AMÚR Wien

GENIUS loci approaches the permanent crossing of the world as an infinite continuum of creative references through a multi-perspective search for traces regarding the interaction of plants, people and water. The Möll Valley with its rivers and wetlands becomes the input for this artistic research work, which subsumes knowledge, memory, perception and interpretation.

The (plant) materials used in a concrete place (real or as relicts of earlier forms of life) are explored in their function as fluid carriers of meaning and as artistic materials. Changing environments become perceptible not only through their changing colourfulness and formal language, but also in their interaction with traditions, cultures and identities. Possibilities for new interactions between plants, humans and water are explored as transformations and metamorphoses of the living.

Photo credit: Charlotte Schneider and AMÚR Wien Supported by a working grant from the province of Carinthia

2022: projectparticipation & exhibition, Produktionskollektiv Wien/SOHO in Ottakring, Vienna /AUSTRIA, Renate Burger / AMÚR Wien

In a multi-sensory way and via different visual axes ESSENTIALS approaches nature in urban space. The Sandleitenhof municipal building serves as the research area.

Plants in various states of aggregation and earth are the essences of this approach, which transforms natural objects into artefacts and makes nature visually tangible and sensually perceptible. Sensory traces sensitise for this "lost space" in the middle of the big city, refer to lost spaces of knowledge and senses and possible future interaction potentials.

Photo credit: Charlotte Schneider, AMÚR Wien

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