• Secession_Adpt

    Ralf BLIEM, "Secession_Adpt."
    vienna AUSTRIA & berlin GERMANY

    Vienna University of Technology
    critics: Michael HANSMEYER & Christoph MÜLLER.

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Ralf BLIEM: Secession_Adpt is a homage to the artists and poets who went trough the Vienna Secession, since its first exhibition 1898.

    Now a scientific age has become real; there is no more need of a static behavior of art/building/something. We are evolving in a fast way and so does art. Secession_Adpt is the adaptation of the Secession to our present-day appreciation of interdisciplinary art.

    It is fast, disposable, computer-generated, and seems to be overwhelming. The topping of the Secession is generated in an ongoing process of production—substitution and disposal. The end product of every cycle is a lightweight, easy-to-handle, synthetic piece of art that adorns the Secession for a determined time.

    Even the disposal process is able to show our possibilities of a closed material circuit. All disposed toppings will be fragmented, hacked, and rehashed at the back of the Secession and serve anew as feed for robotic arms.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    RB: Impacts of rocaille; robotic production lines; and the behavior of artists handling their work; Christoph Müller; and Michael Hansmeyer.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    RB: Reading Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything; listening to Ratatat, Wanda, Koelsch, and Goldfish; and watching The Walking Dead.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    RB: Everything that inspires me in digital and analog ways, but also: Gilles Retsin; Daniel Widrig; Andreas Koerner; Herwig Scherabon; Columbosnext; and Kokkugia.

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