With STWST48x6 MORE LESS, the 6th edition of Stadtwerkstatt’s 48-hour showcase extravaganza, Stadtwerkstatt asks the relevant questions about the more-or-less situations, the non-equality areas, the counter-validity zones and the non-zero-sum games of the future. In the middle of a new nothing we build up a scenery between More and Less to distribute critical contents, artists and critical producers to negotiate conditions that make a difference. We take a look at the zones of art, nature, information, movement and sound to focus primarily on other networks, aesthetic strategies, autonomous policies and alternative metabolites that are driven by alternatives –and, beyond more and less, by the OTHER.
STWST48x6 MORE LESS means to take less and want more. We distribute 48 hours of sound and art cathedrals of less, nature monotony and streams of isolationism, emptiness from different places and the deep Anthropocene. We liquidate contents into high potency projects and transmit them to empty satellite skies. In 2020, STWST 48×6 MORE LESS hosts the spaces in between social distance and distributes its venues in the northern and southern parts of the city.
STWST48x6 MORE LESS invites the following artists and collectives through open calls: Annie Abrahams, Fem_Arc, mathr&netz, Nicolas Montgermont & Pali Meursault, Jenny Pickett & Julien Ottavi, Bioni Samp, Saša Spačal, Silk, as well as STWST’s artist asscoiates Freudinnen der Kunst, Christoph Ebli Ebner alias Apephonie Produktion and Julian Stadon.
STWST48x6 MORE LESS also presents the projects of STWST New Art Contexts: INFOLAB and the SATELLITE El’Hail by Franz Xaver, MEIN HIRN GEFRIERT by Tanja Brandmayr, NEW ISOLATIONISMS by taro, Michael Aschauer with alternative chat platforms and GIBLING MONEY by O.S. Fresh out of confinement with the virus among us, we present MAKE BREAD. EAT PICKLE., a Kitchen Social Act with hyperinformed dough and ever-fermenting pickles. This community conversation piece will be initiated by Shu Lea Cheang.
All in all, STWST48x6 MORE LESS will be completed with an eager AUDIENCE, distanced NATURES, deeper LAYERS, uncharted EXCURSIONS and more to come at
The excursion leads to Kunstlager Nord. Here Stadtwerkstatt collects art relics and documents from the 40-year history of the house – between media art, subculture and city history. In the house of STWST also some archive materials can be seen.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
STWST CREW: Curators: Shu Lea Cheang, Tanja Brandmayr, Franz Xaver +++ Production: Tanja Brandmayr, Jakob Breitwieser, Shu Lea Cheang, Claus Harringer, Andreas Heißl, Jan-Nahuel Jenny, Jörg Parnreiter, taro, martina schönbauer, Felix Vierlinger, Franz Xaver, more tba +++ Documentation Videos: Claudia Dworschak +++ Setup Homepage: Michael Aschauer +++ Design/AD: ortnerschinko.com