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STATION... sich sehen sehenpresented by Steffi Alte und Simone Bader

STATION... sich sehen sehen

STATION... see yourself see establishes the historic tram shelter of Wiener Linien as a kind of off-space in public space featuring artistic interventions. As an architectural reference, a walk-in staircase sculpture by Bartholomäus Kinner and Samuel Seger stands on the Schwarzenbergplatz in front of the Schwarzenberg monument. At the top of the staircase there is a view of the waiting hall shelter. The sculptural interventions, by Steffi Alte, Cäcilia Brown and Saskia te Nicklin (on the roof of the waiting hall) and that of Noële Ody which is on the inside, are photographically interpreted by Simone Bader/Rainer Egger, Yasmina Haddad and Abiona Esther Ojo.

Photographs by Abiona Esther Ojo

"Different shots, from previously unseen perspectives, change the view again and again. They do not allow clear attributions. The density of what is represented speaks for itself. The discrepancy between the hidden and the transparent could not be bigger." (Abiona Esther Ojo)

The second part of the project STATION... sehen sehen opens on 2 July at 17.00 with the following interventions:

Intervention on the tram shelter by Steffi Alte mit Saskia te Nicklin

"Looking at Schwarzenbergplatz – what is missing is nature and also animals. But what is nature today? You can discuss if nature exists at all. Or maybe this discussion proves that nature is a human construct, based upon our definitions and our imaginations. For us, nature is a place that brings us peace and tranquillity. For any other animal, insect or plant – nature, the wild, is a place of an ongoing struggle between life and death. You are either eating or being eaten.
The stronger the wind the floppier the tongue gets. There is no language left to describe nature but a mere common "Bla, Blah, bLah". It is quite naughty." (Saskia te Nicklin)

Intervention in the tram shelter by Noële Ody, supported by Julia Goodman

"The bench in the tram shelter is a large bean pod, next to it is a huge buttered toast. Or is it a French toast? Did I forget to have breakfast? The potential germination power of the beans inside the pod is the capital on which you rest and wait. An automat offers cassettes for exchange. In response to all these questions? Music will save us all. Or maybe this day." (Noële Ody)

Photographs in the tram shelter by Yasmina Haddad, supported by Anahita Asadifar
"NOUS SOMMES LES FILLES DES SORCIÈRES QUE VOUS N´AVEZ PAS BRULÉES" (Yasmina Haddad)

Location

Tram Station in front of Schubertring 14 and at the Schwarzenbergplatz, 1010 Vienna
Schwarzenbergplatz

Further Information

Participating artists:
Steffi Alte, Simone Bader, Cäcilia Brown, Rainer Egger, Yasmina Haddad, Bartholomäus Kinner, Saskia te Nicklin, Noële Ody, Abonia Esther Ojo, Samuel Seger

From 20 November 2019
Intervention on the waiting hall (in front of Schubertring 14) by Steffi Alte with Cäcilia Brown

From 4 December 2019
Stair sculpture by Bartholomäus Kinner and Samuel Seger in front of the Schwarzenberg Monument
Photo series by Simone Bader and Rainer Egger

From March 2020
Photo series by Abiona Esther Ojo

From 2 July 2020
Intervention on the waiting hall by Steffi Alte with Saskia te Nicklin
Interventions in the waiting room by Noële Ody, support by Julia Goodman
Photo series by Yasmina Haddad, supported by Anahita Asadifar

From October 2020
Intervention on the waiting hall by Steffi Alte with Cäcilia Brown

From middle of March 2020
New Tentdesign by Steffi Alte
Interventions in the waiting room (cassette exchange machine) by Noële Ody