LOST_INN. staging grief is a walk-in installation on the topic of grief. The exhibition project will turn brut into a resonance chamber for everything concerning loss. The audience can stroll around between artworks and objects addressing death and loss and start conversations with “experts in every-day life”. Grief counsellors from clinics, hospices, funeral homes, churches, mosques and the ethical review committee are there to describe their every-day routines and discuss them with the audience.
LOST_INN. staging grief is a research and voyage into grief and commemorative culture. Based on personal encounters in hospices and palliative care units, hoelb/hoeb analyse the nature of spaces for mourning and parting. They ask for current forms of expression for grief, rituals and acts of solidarity in society. What are the rituals that embed personal loss in collective action? hoelb/hoeb create a dramaturgy of spatial situations of conflict and experience in which everyone can find their personal experiences of loss reflected by facing the uncanny, the absolute, potential loss and their own subjective potential for empathy.
Barbara Hölbling and Mario Höber have been collaborating as a duo by the name hoelb/hoeb since the year 2000. Their work focuses on inter- and trans-disciplinary projects that open up spaces for communication. It so happened in their most recent project at brut, training, which dealt with physical transformation processes and body images at the interface between human, animal and robot.
(During the opening hours, all participants and experts are there and always vailable for talks and personal discussions with the audience in the exhibition space.)
Thursday, 12.01., 7 pm - 9.30 pm
19 Uhr: Opening
8.30 pm: Guided tour
Friday, 13.01., 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm
5 pm & 8.30 pm: Guided tours
Saturday, 14.01., 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm
17 Uhr & 20.30 Uhr: Führungen
Sunday, 15.01., 3 pm - 8 pm
4 pm: Guided tour
5 pm: Talk with filmmaker and midwife Katja Baumgarten, jurist and undertaker Herwig Bichler, Managing director of Care-Ring GmbH Natalie Lottersberger and Friedl Nussbaumer, graphik designer and founder of „Names Project Wien – the Austrian AIDS-Memorial-Quilt“. Moderated by Anja Quickert, journalist and Managing director of the international Heiner Müller society.
6 pm: Final thoughts about the project by Thomas Macho, philosopher and professor fior cultural history.
Katja Baumgarten, Jörg Brüggemann, Bas Jan Ader, Julius Deutschbauer, Christian Eisenberger, Olafur Eliasson, Harun Farocki, Tone Fink, Jakob Gasteiger, Amy und Ryan Green, Yuval Hameiri, Maika Knoblich & Hendrik Quast, Jakob Kolding, Peter Liechti, Robert Longo, Boris Mikhailov, Friedl Nussbaumer, Florian Pumhösl, Markus Schinwald, Rudi Stanzl, Gisela Stiegler, Elisabeth Zahnd-Legnazzi, Zweintopf
Sibylle Bader, Herwig Bichler, Caroline Dorn, Nina Hömberg, Peter Hosak, Trautgundis Kaiba, Maria Keil, Karin und Christian Kruschinski, Natalie Lottersberger, Mellitta Markon, Christoph Martin, Traude Mlczoch, Johannes Mlczoch, Friedl Nussbaumer, Gerlinde Ofner, Martin Peichl, Rosemarie Pilz, Sonja Russ, Stephanie Winter, Brigitte Zika-Holoubek.
Set hoelb/hoeb Philosophy/discourse Thomas Macho Dramaturgy/performance Anja Quickert Artistic Assistance Andreas Karl
A co-production by hoelb/hoeb and brut Wien. Funded by the City of Vienna (MA7). With kind support of REHATRONIC, Arjohuntleigh, Kada Design, Hilde Umdasch Haus, Bestattung Unschwarz (Innsbruck, Villach, Vaduz), Bestattung Himmelblau (Wien), Bestattung Gerobel (Wiener Neustadt), Bestattung Der Fährmann (Telfs, Imst), Bestattung Orchidee (Mistelbach), Psychologische Beratung/Praxis Sonja Russ (Wien), Urnenhain Urfahr/Linz AG;
Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien
The main part of the exhibition is accessible barrier-free.
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)