“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