19.00 Open doors / 19.15 Prologue / 19.30 Artistic intervention / 20.00 Epilogue – informal conclusion / 21.00 End
SLOW DOWN! refers to an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in 2017, which explored work with 16 mm film as an attitude, informed by the economic use of the material, the efficiency in the implementation, and the concentration during interaction with the camera (isolation/intimacy).
On November 6 one of the curators of this exhibition, Sasha Pirker, will hold a prologue based on the theme. Thereafter, artist Kay Walkowiak will freely interpret the title SLOW DOWN! with an artistic intervention in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. The evening concludes with an epilogue as an informal finale.
Sasha Pirker, born 1969 in Vienna, is an artist and a filmmaker. Since 2006 she has been teaching Art & Film at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. And since 2015, together with Adnan Balcinovic, she runs the independent space SIZE MATTERS. Raum für Kunst & Film. Her films are distributed by sixpackfilm Vienna.
Kay Walkowiak, born 1980 in Salzburg, lives and works in Vienna. In many of his works the artist investigates the historically and socioculturally defined handling of form and questions its functional positing as a projection surface for timeless utopias.
Kay Walkowiak’s artistic intervention—and the traces thereof—can also be seen on Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse.
Exhibition and Documentation: Throughout the complete duration of the 19892019 KEX OPENprogramme artistic and documentary photography and text works will be generated and presented in a continuously growing exhibition.
A cooperation with vienna poetry school: On this evening author Maria Muharis invited to observe the event and compose a written piece based upon it. It will be exhibited in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse from Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Maria Muhar, born 1986 in Vienna, was trained as a cook, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and since 2016 has been studying at the Institute of Language Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She has participated in exhibitions and published poetry, prose, and short audio plays. Maria Muhar lives and works as an author and cook in Vienna.
In the framework of 19892019 KEX OPEN