Thursday, December 22, 2011

bar chart

wall drawing, black paint
Karo Szmit 2011

Created for the exhibition "RES PUBLIC SPACE" at In der Kubatur des Kabinetts - der Kunstsalon im fluc, Vienna.

The work reacts on the location being both an art exhibition and social space. Bar visitors can sit along two adjoining walls. By turning these walls into an axis diagram, people appear as its content.

You Lunz - You have to listen

Performances in public space, video
Karo Szmit & Stephanie Mold 2011

„You Lunz - You have to listen“ was produced for the exhibition „You Lunz – We listen“ at the Amonhaus in Lunz am See (A), concluding an artist residency with Stephanie Mold at the wellenklaenge festival.

The initial point for the work was an old polish fok song I heard during the festival. Being a pole living in Austria I decided to explore my „slavic soul“ and to learn to sing the song. Performing a fragment of „kare konie“ („white horses“) at different spots in Lunz's public space I attempted to blend folklore from a polish to an austrian mountain area.