ABWUNDERUNG

show.Rooms virtual and in the public space

In demographic terms, Carinthia is a shrinking region when it comes to its population. Only the central region of Carinthia is predicted to have a slightly increasing population. From all of Carinthia there is a so-called "brain drain" to other provinces, mainly Vienna and Styria. "Is Carinthia dying out?" newspapers ask and look for recipes to prevent this: "Points against emigration" want to be found and it is regretted that there are "Only few recipes against emigration". So "the South is shrinking" and this is a problem in our time of constant growth. There was a growth in the population due to immigration in 2015 and 2016, when many refugees came.

show.Rooms_regional 2020 conducts artistic research in the cities of Ferlach/Borovlje and Spittal an der Drau on the subject of emigration and immigration. Asks: Who goes and why, who comes and why? What are personal stories, conditions and expectations that people in these two cities stay or go? Are there differences and similarities in these two cities that are similar in language and yet so different in terms of bilingualism? How much do people know about each other?

show.Rooms spans a time horizon that goes back from the here and now to the year 1920 and searches for motives. The connecting element between the two cities is the Frei.Raum Otelo, which is located in both cities. Otelo is an open technology laboratory in which regional community activities are given space and used for them. 

show.Rooms virtual:

Due to the current situation, which requires a minimum distance of one meter between people, show.Rooms moves into virtual space on 3 evenings. You will be guided (as usual) through 5 rooms and also have the opportunity to talk to the artists and scientists. Duration is approx. 1 hour.

Please register by e-mail (info@schau.raeume.cc) or 0650 2608195. Afterwards you will receive a link, which is your entrance to the evening event.

show.Rooms analog:

3 rooms (the so-called komm.Raum, geh.Raum and nachbar.Raum) will be open to visitors in both cities from 3rd until 12th of July in public spaces and vacant spaces. These are 3 installations which are open daily between 4 and 7 p.m. and are waiting for you to drop by! In addition, on July 4th in Ferlach/Borovlje and on July 8th in Spittal an der Drau, there will be a performance within the spiel.Raum between 4 and 7 p.m., in which the entire city will be the venue.

DATES

From Saturday, June 20th daily until July 12th 
INSTALLATION
nachbar.Raum (door installation in the city centre of Ferlach/Borovlje as well as in the city centre of Spittal an der Drau)

Thursday, June 25th 
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
The audience "wanders" online and interactively through 5 rooms.
6 p.m.: geh.Raum, komm.Raum 2, sprach.los.Raum 1, sprach.Raum 1, warte.Raum
8 p.m.: geh.Raum, komm.Raum 2, sprach.los.Raum 1, sprach.Raum 1, warte.Raum
A computer and an internet connection are required.
Please register (the latest one day before the event) at info@schau.raeume.cc or 0650 2608195

Saturday, June 27
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
The audience "wanders" online and interactively through 5 rooms.
6 p.m.: geh.Raum, komm.Raum 1, sprach.los.Raum 1, sprach.Raum 2, warte.Raum
8 p.m.: geh.Raum, komm.Raum 1, sprach.los.Raum 2, sprach.Raum 2, warte.Raum
A computer and an internet connection are required.
Please register (the latest one day before the event) at info@schau.raeume.cc or 0650 2608195

From Friday, July 3rd daily until July 12th 
INSTALLATION
in vacancies in both cities:
Ferlach/Borovlje
geh.Raum (Alter Bahnhof, Bahnhofstraße 6) to visit daily between 4 and 7 p.m.
komm.Raum (Kirchgasse 14) to visit daily between 4 and 7 p.m.
Spittal an der Drau
geh.Raum (in the station, former tobacconist's, Südtiroler Platz) daily between 4 and 7 p.m.
komm.Raum (Bahnhofstraße 19) to visit daily between 4 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 4th 
PERFORMANCE
IN THE PUBLIC SPACE in Ferlach/Borvlje (Ferlach Castle - old railway station)
The spiel.Raum, which extends between the two door installations, is used by regional actors and invites you to wander along and be amazed. Meeting point door installation Schloßplatz.
Performance between 4 and 7 p.m., every full and half hour "entry with suitcase".

Wednesday, July 8th 
PERFORMANCE
IN THE PUBLIC SPACE in Spittal an der Drau (Porcia Castle - railway station)
The spiel.Raum, which extends between the two door installations, is used by regional actors and invites you to wander along and be amazed. Meeting point door installation Schloßplatz.
Performance between 4 and 7 p.m., every full and half hour "entry with suitcase".

Friday, July 10th 
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
The audience "wanders" online and interactively through 5 rooms.
6 p.m.: geh.Raum, komm.Raum 1, hör.Raum, sprach.Raum 2, warte.Raum
8 p.m.: geh.Raum, komm.Raum 1, sprach.los.Raum 2, sprach.Raum 2, warte.Raum
A computer and an internet connection are required.
Please register (the latest one day before the event) at info@schau.raeume.cc or 0650 2608195

Saturday, July 11th, 2 p.m.
auf.Räumen.and nach.Hallen
The OTELO in Ferlach/Borovlje (Hauptplatz 14) invites you to reflect on what you have experienced and offers space for networking.  

Sunday July 12th, 2 p.m.
auf.Räumen and nach.Hallen
The OTELO in Spittal an der Drau (Brückenstraße 6) invites you to reflect on what you have experienced and offers space for networking.

The rooms:

komm.Raum 1 (installation):

In an urban garden as a root space, contents for coming, staying and leaving are transported in connection with real rooms of arrival and wonder using textile, textual and performative means of expression. The spaces are designed by Monika Pegam, who has been realizing various projects with refugees in Otelo Ferlach/Borovlje since October 2015 with the help of friends. One of them was the transformation of the vacant space at Kirchgasse 14 into a multifunctional place of action (culture and crafts house). 
Monika Pegam is a retired art teacher. 
Co-creators: Nahid Kazimi, Susanne Aigner, Britt Egger, Marinka Mader- Tschertou 

komm.Raum 2 (installation):

We will investigate the question: How do people experience "arriving" in Spittal?
How did the people who immigrated here experience it? What would they have wished for - coming from the population, from politics? We wish that the people who are interested in this project, with the help of our installation, have the opportunity to put themselves in the position of the people who have immigrated here and also to reflect on their image and possibly correct it.
Ulrike Bernhard: Studied psychology in Salzburg, carpentry apprenticeship, freelance artist/ceramic artist, studied mediation and conflict management. Works in the Migrant Women's Counselling Service Spittal and at the IAM (Institut für Arbeitsmigration).
Edina Karać fled from Bosnia in 1992 at the age of 16 with her family. She has lived in Austria since 1993. In 2009, she trained as a restaurant specialist and has been self-employed since 2010.  

geh.Raum (multimedia installation):

The geh.Raum is intended to trace individual stories that oscillate between restrictive and liberating walking. The stories are collected through audio-visual interviews of people from both cities and are exhibited in excerpts and made anonymous.
Andreas Hudelist studied German Philology as well as Media and Communication Studies in Klagenfurt and Belgrade. His research focuses on aesthetics, cultural studies and cultural memory research. Publications and lectureships at the Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt.
Susanne Kremer: (born in Bremerhaven) Training in gunsmithing in Ferlach, AAU Master's degree in cultural studies, collaboration in the team of the Kunstraum haaaauch-quer, Klagenfurt, together with the artist Edith Payer (edithpayer.com) realisation of the project "Büchsing Out" in the gunsmith museum in Ferlach/Borovlje, (H)ausstellungen - art presentations in private rooms. 

sprach.los.Raum 1 (concert and sound):

The space in Spittal is used for musical compositions on the theme of emigration and immigration. The improvisation duo Bruno Strobl and Nina Polaschegg, who have been working together since 2012, will be responsible for the design. In addition to the pure bowed and plucked bass sound, they use numerous preparations to rethink the instrument and develop nuances in sound colour. Bruno Strobl works with samples of different origins - some of them were created in the course of his compositional work, others are closely microphoned double bass sounds recorded by Nina Polaschegg: "Third in the group is always space. Its architectonics, its acoustics, its atmosphere, which the two musicians specifically involve. 
Nina Polaschegg: Her research focuses on the sociology of music, contemporary composed, improvised and electronic music, and contemporary jazz. 
Bruno Strobl: born in Klagenfurt, lives as a composer in Vienna. Since 2012 work in progress: Duo Polaschegg&Strobl. Many awards and prizes.

sprach.los.Raum 2 (concert and sound):

< Empty space church >  
People are leaving the church. 
Why is often discussed
But where do they go with the questions that life asks? 
Who do they choose as their advisor?
What fills the empty space?
Organ and singing determine the sound in the church room. 
In the liturgy and in Abwunderung.  
<Where are you going?>
Ingrid Mack: Born in Styria, studied architecture at the TU Graz. 
Diploma thesis at the TU Brno, Czech Republic. Collaboration in the architectural office of Cristofani Lelli, Faenza, Italy. Today she works in the ordinariate of the Catholic Church of Carinthia. Living in Ferlach/Borovlje. Initiator of the Otelo choir Ferlach/Borovlje.
Apostolos Kallos: Born on Rhodes. He first studied piano and singing at the National Conservatory in Athens and at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. Deputy choir director and director of the children's choir of the Frankfurt Opera. Today he teaches piano, voice training, singing and repetition at music schools in Carinthia. Choirmaster of various choirs.

sprach.Raum 1:

Every year more than 5.000 people move their home from Carinthia to other provinces of Austria, with the consequence of a negative internal migration balance for the southernmost province. Since it is mainly young and well-educated people who leave the province, there is often talk of a so-called "brain drain", which can be classified critically from an economic point of view. In the context of the lecture, the motives for the emigration and return intentions of the former Carinthians as well as the existing preconditions for this are discussed. 
Birgit Aigner-Walder is Professor of Economics at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences and heads the Department of Demographic Change and Regional Development at the Institute for Applied Research on Ageing (IARA). She has been working in the research area since 2005 and, apart from regional economic and financial issues, she is particularly concerned with population development and the resulting economic consequences. 

 

sprach.Raum 2:

Monolingual German-speaking raised with Slovenian-speaking grandparents - no unusual family history in Koroška/Carinthia. One that is omnipresent, but which is not talked about. Not speaking about a language that should not be spoken. The lecture is about considerations within which biographical contexts people with their children did not speak Slovene in their first language. Finally, the number of active speakers was significantly reduced in only two generations.
Maria Clar is university assistant prae doc at the Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Previously, she worked as a social scientist in the Equal Treatment Advocacy and Statistics Austria in the EU-SILC project. She studied sociology and gender studies at the University of Vienna and Tallinn University. In her master's thesis at the Institute of Sociology she dealt with the non-disclosure of the Slovene language in Koroška/Carinthia on the basis of biographical interviews.

warte.Raum (storytelling and encounter):

This room is intended as a meeting place, it is virtually led by a guide and dedicated to oral history/history. The guide "walks" with the audience from room to room, enables contact and passes on stories. He/she is given the space to tell parts of his/her own story.
Guides: Sakhidad Amiri, Kurt Gasser, Cilli Regouc, Anja Subasić, Marjan Verdel, Thomas Winkler

hör.Raum (live radio broadcast):
RADIO AGORA 105.5 broadcasts live and is part of the virtual space. The moderation team has discussion partners or speaks directly to the audience on the topic of migration and immigration.  RADIO AGORA 105.5 is a media art and experimental space.

spiel.Raum (performance presentation):

 "Invisible Theatre" (after Augusto Boal) and participation: The performance, which starts around the door installation, reaches into the public space of the city and extends to the comming.space and going.space. The audience becomes part of the performance.  
Artistic direction: Katrin Ackerl Konstantin, actress, director, psychologist. Assistance: Kerstin Anderwald
Theatre pedagogical consulting: Maria Leeb 
Performers:
Max Achatz (actor, director)
Amalia Contarini (actress)
Alenka Hain (choreographer, dancer)
Martin Schinagl (performer)
Gernot Piff (actor)

nach.bar.Raum (installation and intervention room):

In addition to the designed rooms, door installations are implemented in public space. 
Barbara Ambrusch-Rapp: Freelance multimedia artist and cultural worker. Member of various cultural associations and artist groups. Many regional school projects, numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions in the field of multimedia art, theatre and performance. Numerous texts on art presentations and collaboration in project presentations. Lives and works in Velden (www.barbara-rapp.com).

 

The project is funded by Carinthija 2020, BMKÖS, Land Kärnten, Bund and Europäische Union, LAG: Nockregion and Region Unterkärnten Carnica, the cities of Ferlach/Borovlje and Spittal an der Drau and the Otelos in these towns.


show.Rooms_regional is an intervention on a marginalized topic in several vacant business premises of a city together with regional artists, scholars and associations that work on the topic. A more detailed explanation of the format can be found here.