We 16.9.2015
8.00 pm Hrs


Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Kex Open Material

Fiona Rukschcio

KEX Open Material
Fiona Rukschcio

Wednesday, 16.09.2015, 8:00 pm

In her films, collages, and projects Fiona Rukschcio explores female role ascriptions, identity models, and emotional experiences at the limits. She addresses topics such as violence against women, marginalised historiographies, collecting, death and inner monologues in the form of theatre. More information: http://www.fiona-rukschcio.net/


8:00 to 8:50 pm are the strict temporal guidelines for an artistic intervention facilitated by a carte blanche: As the first invited artist to the new KEX Open Material series Fiona Rukschcio will organise a soirée that not only poses questions but also tries to answer them.

Why can violence affect anybody? To what extent is structural violence inherent to prevailing systems? How can these realities be dealt with? What is life like after experiences of violence? What can civil courage achieve and what kind of strategies can be found in powerless situations? What are the artistic strategies?

Furthermore, all works by Rukschcio on the subject will be exhibited along with a look behind the scenes of #1: <common.places>and its remake. Nicole Szolga will present her film “Why she refused to act in a rapist scene”. An evening that only takes place on this day and at this time. A mixture of talk show, performance, exhibition, and fair.

With: Autonome Österreichische Frauenhäuser (Autonomous Austrian Women’s Shelters), Aimée Blaskovic , ChickLit , Christiane Erharter, Frauenbüro Wien, Ulli Fuchs, Silvia Samhaber, Harriet Leischko, Alice Ludvig , Susanne Udl/ Ninlil , Ursula Kussyk und Christa Öhlinger/ NotrufBeratung, Nicole Szolga, Regina Trotz, Natascha Unkart , Ulli Weish and numerous video and information islands.

This programme is part of:

KEX Open Material
4 X 50-Minute Experiments
400 m2 and 50 minutes of space and time for art and material. In this framework invited protagonists define their approaches to materiality, the concepts and flows of material in their artistic production processes. Between the specific potentials and frictions of material and the demands of artistic intention, the focus is placed on aesthetic decisions, formal transfer, and collaborations through experimental presentation methods of different artistic positions.
KEX Open Material will take place each Wednesday between Sept. 16 and Oct. 7, 2015 in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Exnergasse.

16.09.2015, 8:00 pm Fiona Rukschcio
23.09.2015, 8:00 pm Daniel Hafner
30.09.2015, 8:00 pm Karl-Heinz Ströhle
07.10.2015, 8:00 pm Elisabeth Wildling