“frozen music” - Wood Construction Festival in Bergen/Norway 2006 www.bergenwood.no Astrid Safron/A - Iulia Chiras/RO - Matiss Shteinerts/LV wooden sculpture with 4m meter long timber slats We formed three interlocking objects maintaining their stability without screws in an elaborate static method. - The third prize was given to a poetic and sensitive wooden sculpture created by a Latvian – Austrian team. The installation is created by repeating a single straight profile which is rotated to form expressive ruled surfaces. The end result with its dynamics and rhythm can be seen as “frozen music”.– © Bergenwood.no
karmeliterkirche, Wr.Neustadt, Austria, 2008 Astrid Safron, Michael Wegerer, Michaela Kirchknopf, Johanna Klement, José Pozo, Hawy Rahman, Muzak, Karo Riha 20 tons of wasted bread 260 m² breaded floor 8 artworks 65 x 50 cm 1 Video Dvd Loop Price: € 70.000 The   artists   interrupted   the   recycling   process   of   breadloaves   for   electric   power   generation.   Instead   of   old   bread   to   processing   directly   the biogas plant, the bread (about 20 t) was tranported and temporary stored in the art space. There,   its   vibrant   energy   is   converted   into   a   symbol   which   represents   both   an   object   of   art   as   well   as   a   subject   of   economy.   It   questions   at   the same time reality and necessity of material status. -   The   intervention   setting   a   scenery   of   bread   in   a   church   is   usually   associated   with   the   Christian   religion.   Jesus   himself   indicated   his   presence in   every   coeno   supper.   And   the   parted   and   eaten   bread   in   the   Catholic   rite   is   the   place   of   the   Son’s   presence.   Apart   from   this   association   our work   refers   to   another   phenomenon:   The   utilized   amount   of   20   tons   of   bread   is   the   waste   of   few   bakeries   and   supermarkets   from   the   nearby area.   After   closing   hour   the   whole   remaining   bread   is   collected   in   containers,   transferred   to   a   biogas   plant   and   recycled   while   producing electricity   as   well   as   organic   fertilizer.   We   interrupted   this   circle   and   visualized   this   process   for   a   big   audience   in   a   church.   This   act   of   holy versus   profane   conceives   the   metaphysical   origin   of   economy.   The   separation   of   being   and   acting   incarnated   in   God   Father   and   the   Son   was the   source   for   the   archetype   of   the   pure   acting   which   broke   up   with   the   being,   with   its   roots.   And   this   unrelated   acting   seems   to   rule   and guide   the   present   economy.   How   is   this   intervention   concerned   with   art?   A   citation   of   Paul   Klee   may   indicate   an   explanation:   “Art   doesn’t   show the visible but visualizes”. - Original in German ©Boris Manner, 2008
Bröggerväggen Drawing at the entrance room ot ITM | Department of Applied Environmental Science | Stockholm University ~23m² drawing on wall, column & door Chines ink and white pigment directly on wall Drawings: chinese ink on paper 2012 - 2013
Don Quichote is falling on the ground etching, painting and screenprint on Japanese paper 2011
anderwärts und vielerorts Diploma work at Angewandte Wien silkscreen on transparent Japanese paper 2009