This course used tools of radical imagination and corporeal/ emotional immersion to propose (im)possible futures for the Reininghaus, while registering this site as it undergoes a process of major transformation.
In the first block, students were invited to perform art works that are exercises on spatial perception and corporeal expression, as a first step to subjectivize their understanding of a plot of land for architectural designs. Scored actions and performances - such as “becoming landscape” (Catherine Grau/ Zoe Kreye) and “body configurations” (Valie Export) - unvealed various nuances and hidden informations contained in the site. In the second block, the relation between “the architect and the site” was expanded towards the playful notion of the site not only as a plot of ground, but a plot for action, stories and even conspiracies. In a 3-day immersive experience, collective creativity grew out of shared time, melting work and leisure into staged critical spatial appropriations.
A photographic collection is the collective outcome.
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Agnes Nagler, Alexander Krischner, Andrea Pekovic, Anto Petrusic, Benjamin Starz, Csilla Huss, Elisabeth Albrecht-Krenn, Ena Kukic, Flakrim Lubishtani, Idri Tati, Maria Kougia, Martin Ziegerhofer, Maximilian Ebner, Paul Plankensteiner, Remy Tremouilhac, Stefan Perperschlager, Teresa Weigel, Thomas Breyer
Contributions/ Thank you:
Andreas Goritschnig, Markus Jeschaunig – Open.lab/Reininghaus; Simon Oberhofer; Johanna Hierzegger – Theater im Bahnhof