Helmut Heiss & Peter Fritzenwallner
concrete, sand, chromed tube, fake marble
25 x 25 x 45 cm
19 Artists got invited by Ludwig Kittinger to participate at the exhibition „Dienstag Abend“ at „Baba Vasas Cellar“ in Shabla, Bulgaria. At the same day of the opening the Miss Shabla 2015 contest took place in a park just a few blocks from the location. During one week of preparation Peter Fritzenwallner and me managed to build a trophy consisting of materials we could procure in local shops. After speaking to the organization team of Miss Shabla 2015 contest we were welcomed to hand over the trophy on stage. At the end of the award ceremony the boyfriend of Miss Shabla 2015 was assigned to carry the trophy. We noticed, that he immediately valuated the trophy of its suitability for weight lifting.
gruppe uno wien (with Albert Allgaier, Helmut Heiss, Seth Weiner)
mini-residency at LTMKS project space Malonioji 6
„Living and working“ is an attempt to explore the idea of the artist-in-residency beyond its institutional framework. What does it actually mean to be a resident as an artist? The phrase “living and working” is a cultural symbol of power in every artist’s curriculum vitae, but the question of how a place actually influences artistic practice beyond the reproduction of cultural tropes often remains unanswered. With “living and working” the artists of gruppe uno wien (Albert Allgaier, Helmut Heiss, Seth Weiner) intend to explore the influence of the surroundings on artistic production while at the same time re-evaluating the act of being present. They will be joined in their explorations by four local artists Vsevolod Kovalevskij, Žilvinas Landzbergas, Lina Rukevičiūtė and Lina Zaveckytė who will contribute throughout the project on their own experience of Malonioji 6.
The structure of Malonioji 6 will act as an ideal place for their fieldwork: a traditional house that works as an exhibition space, with a garden as a membrane to the public. It juxtaposes the idea of the classical white cube, making it a well-suited site to go beyond the dichotomy of living and working. As part of daily life and artistic practice, interaction with the community becomes a method to incorporate the structure of the residency itself into our practice.
Text: Malonioji 6
Helmut Heiss & Albert Allgaier
transformed wooden ceiling
400 x 200 x 120 cm
Unlike normal beer gardens, a Schanigarten is situated on public property and in most of the cases on parking lanes. In order to operate a Schanigarten in Vienna, an establishment needs an authorization according to road traffic or trade regulations. For example a pub can thereby effectively extend their seating area on public property at minimal cost.
Unfortunately an art club (like AFG) has no right to apply for a Schanigarten. Therefor we applied for a construction site permit, wich follows similar regulations. SCHANIGARTEN # 2 looks like a bastard between a construction fence, a petting zoo and a beer garden. It is entirely made of the material of the AFG’s deconstructed intermediate ceiling.