FLUCA Austrian Cultural Pavilion
9.00-9.30 pm – Official presentation of the Austrian Cultural Pavilion
9.30-10.00 pm – Practice direct urbanism: Presentation by Catrin Bolt (Vienna) about her 10-days reserach and art project in Plovdiv
10.00-11.00 pm – DJ set by Bintoro (Vienna)
11.00 pm - 1.00 am – DJ set by Omery (Sofia)
7.00-9.00 pm – Get Involved: Focus Direct Urbanism, Video Installation, Anna Witt, Chorweiler Beat, 2016
7.00 pm - 1.00 am – Performative artist action with the audience by Nicolaus Gansterer, Objects yet to become, TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND THINK OF AN ACTION ACTIVATING YOUR SURROUNDIG SPACE WITH ITS OPPOSITE!, (ongoing the whole evening)
8.00-8.30 pm – opening of a poster exhibition by Petja Dimitrova (Bulgaria/Vienna), Let´s collect / ivize progresive actions, 2015 presented by Ursula Maria Probst
8.30-9.00 pm – presentation of the video impassenger & artist talk by Ben Pointeker (Vienna)
9.30-10.30 pm – Get Involved: Focus Direct Urbanism, Screening #3
10.30 pm - 1.00 am – DJ set Phonoteka Eletrika (Sofia)
Catrin Bolt, Petja Dimitrova, Fabiana Faleiros, Nikolaus Gansterer, Katharina Gruzei, Katrin Hornek, Anna Jermolaewa, Suzie Leger, Sonia Leimer, Johann Lurf, Lazar Lyutakov, Luisa Kasalicky & Siegfried Zaworka, Elvedin Klacar, Vikenti Komitski, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Female Obsession, Ben Pointeker, Barbis Ruder, Marusa Sagadin, tat ort (Alexandra Berlinger Wolfgang Fiel), Kay Walkowiak, Anna Witt, Ina Wudtke, Marlene Hausegger u.a.
Curator: Ursula Maria Probst
7° intervention of the container as installation: tat ort (Vienna) – Alexandra Berlinger and Wolfgang Fiel
Implementation and construction: Atelie Duo (Plovdiv)
Producers: BKA/Austrian Federal Chancellery, Austrian Embassy Sofia
Organizers: Open Arts Foundation
Partners: Municipality Plovdiv, FLUC (Vienna), artnewscafé
“Making objects and marks is also about making possibilities, making choices - and that is one of the last freedoms we have. To provide that is one of the functions of art”. (Mel Chin)
Going beyond discussions of post-net productions in the digital realm, the Austrian Culture Pavilion - FLUCA with the project “Get Involved: Focus Direct Urbanism” functions as a mobile intervention of the artists group Tat Ort (Alexandra Berlinger, Wolfgang Fiel) and as a framework for interdisciplinary projects, performances, screenings and concerts in the heart of Plovdiv. This is how art in public space creates essentially new spaces as if in passing: a space to think, a space with leeway to act, to remember, to sit, a social landscape – a place of encounter.
The starting point of the project curated by Ursula Maria Probst is the use of a shipping container which is encacpsulated with a reflective surface. Through a number of alternations and adaptations the container as a performing installation/sculpture is able to gradually transform into an open platform for a wide number of public events while retaining its primary quality as a mobile and compact spatial entity. It is developed in collaboration with the local architects from Atelie Duo. The partners SARIEV Contemporary, Open Arts Foundation, artnewscafé, and FLUC Vienna will invigorate the Austrian Cultural Pavilion with an exchange program by Bulgarian and Austrian artists until October 15th.
Ursula Maria Probst is a curator, artcritic, artist, arthistorian. She lives and works in Vienna. The main focus of her work is on public art, transcultural emancipation and gender issues. Since 2002 director for the art projects at the FLUC - an artist run space and interdisciplinary, transcultural container project. Curator for the main exhibitions of the Vienna Art Week, 2015 - 2008. Since 2014 cooperations with KulturKontakt Austria/BKA for projects in public space. Curated projects in public space in cooperation with Public Art Niederösterreich, KÖR Vienna, EUROPART (a project with 480 Billboards in public space), several exhibitions projects in cooperation with BKA Austria, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Gallery Krinzinger and other institutions.
Since 2014 part of the committee of Public art Niederösterreich. Lector and guest professor at the University of applied art Vienna, Academy of fine arts Vienna, University of art Linz.
She is part of the performance collective Female Obsession. Art critics and Interviews with artists for Kunstforum international, Artmagazine, Modern Painters, Umelec, Springerin, Präsens, Spike Art Quarterly, Dérive, Vienna Art Week Magazine.