EISZEIT

Eiszeit is a four page comic, an episode in a collection of stories about my family in the years  ~ 1948 – 1988, and how the members cope with WWII.

This episode is drawn for the magazine “Literatur und Kritik”, Nr. 525/526, (Comic Dossier: Comicland Österreich, curated by Martin Reiterer), July 2018

BOHREN UND DAS WAS BLEIBT

“Drilling and that what remains” (literally translated) was an exhibition with Tonto, Michael Jordan, the field research project “Enough is Enough (led by Michael Jordan), and Edda Strobl (also as curator).

“Bohren und das was bleibt”, 8.9. – 7.10.2017, Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz.
…soon more about the exhibition on the Tonto Website. In the meantime some photos:

WORK ON THE BOOK “THEATER!”

In September the book based on the previous described protocols of plays (see below) will come out. Most probably it will be printed at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus with the people from Risograd…
Below some pictures of the making of in my studio.

REDUCE – ESCAPE – FORGET

contribution to the exhibition “Ohne Start kein Ziel” (without start no goal) at “kunsthaus muerz”, Mürzzuschlag, 2016, curated by Sabina Hörtner. The exhibition deals with different aspects of travelling.

Reduce – Escape – Forget is an 8 page comic, on sheets of 70 x 100 cm, about crossing the border from Mexico to Guatemala in 1991. Civil war was going on in Guatemala, but the protagonists had other problems…

Within the exhibition I did the workshop “The box and a secret” with gifted young people from the region.
more about the exhibition (in german): kunsthaus muerz

CRESCENDO IN DER KADENZ

A collage out of drawings, done at the play “KRAMER AGAINST KRAMER stand-up-comedy-für-den-kommenden-aufstand” (stand-up-comedy-for-the-coming-revolt/rebellion)  by the theatre- and performancegroup “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”, 2014. A play about stay lying down or standing up for action.
Published in the magazine “Malmö”, Vienna.

99 PERCENT

An exhibition with 99 artists dealing with the topic “We are the 99%”. At Komikazen – Festival del fumetto di realtà, 11.10.-13.10.2013, Ravenna, Italia. Curated by Elettra Stamboulis and Gianluca Costantini.

THE BUNKER – Tenderness with “B”

The writer and performer Johannes Schrettle (zweite liga für kunst und kultur) sent me this text (english below):

Zärtlichkeit mit B
ein bunker, wo menschen versammelt sind, die nie mehr rauskommen. es schaut ein bisschen aus nach einem französischen film, ein paar obszöne details sind ständig im blickfeld. dann taucht auf einmal unter einer bettdecke ein kollektiv auf:
HEY! ICH HABE IN DEN 80ern SCHON MAL DARAN GEDACHT EINEN BAUM ZU PFLANZEN. HEUTE HABE ICH EIN UNTERNEHMEN. DER BUNKER IST MEINE ZIELGRUPPE MEIN PUBLIKUM UND MEINE GROSSE LIEBE. IRGENDWANN WERDE ICH WIEDER AUFTAUCHEN ABER DANN ALS ZÄRTLICHES MONSTER. IN DER KOMBÜSE. AM JAKOMINIPLATZ. IM BRUNNEN. AM ZENTRALFRIEDHOF. EIN PAAR SCHRÄGE SOUNDS.

Tenderness with B
A bunker, where people are gathered, who never will get out again. It looks a bit like in a french movie, all the time there are some obscene details in the fileld of vision. Suddently a collective emerges from under a bedspread:
“Hey! I have thought about planting a tree already in the 1980s. Today I have a business company. The bunker is my target audience my public and my great love. Eventually I will emerge again but then as a tender beast. In the galley. At the Jakomini square. In the fountain. At the central cemetary.” A few crooked sounds.

THE RURAL AREA AND ITS INHABITANTS

Drawings, after fotos by VGT, Association against Animal Factories (http://vgt.at), 2012.
The area where the exhibition took place is visually dominated by endless cornfields and olfactorily dominated by factory farms producing pigs.

The drawings are a contribution to the exhibition “LAND – urban in sicht” (COUNTRY -urban in sight) at “Die Mühle”, Schwarzau im Schwarzautal, September 2012.