Kunstpavillon Innsbruck

Kunstpavillon Innsbruck

 

From Without and From Within [The Auroville Project] (with Heidrun Holzfeind)
Installation at Kunstpavillon Innsbruck including videos, photographs, sculptures, a geodesic dome, plants, archive materials, 2017

 

“At last a place where one will be able to think of the future only.” (The Mother)

[The Auroville Project] examines the alternative community Auroville, founded 1968 in Southeast India by French philosopher Mira Alfassa (aka ‘the Mother’). The project looks at how the utopian ideals of the community – no private property, no money, no rules, no religion – in short: divine anarchy, are lived today, almost 50 years later. It investigates, how relationships between humans and nature, an ecological and sustainable lifestyle, spirituality and political ideals of self-development and collectivism can be re-imagined today. 

Auroville is a social experiment dedicated to continuous education and research on human nature (the search of the inner being) that thrives for human unity through a state of higher consciousness. But can Auroville really still be a model for communal living and a better world today, as the Mother demanded from the beginning? As one of the few alternative communes born in the 1960ies it does not only still exist, but is actually growing and thriving. Nevertheless the goal of building a city of 50,000 inhabitants in the form of a galactic spiral is far from being achieved after 50 years.

The exhibition aims to create an immersive installation comprised of videos, photos, sculptures, archive materials and artifacts, living plants (grown from seeds collected in Auroville), and a group exhibition within the exhibition titled “Re-imagining Utopia”, that investigates the potential of utopian ideas in the near future.

Installation view, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, 2017: Golden Dome, plants, archive materials

The Inner Being, polyester sculptures

Growing Within, installation with 60 photographs

 

Growing Within, installation with 60 photographs

Growing Within, installation with 60 photographs

Mothers, prints on bamboo paper; collection of gems and artefacts

Sometimes there is nothing, PVC curtain, 240x 500 cm

Mothers, Framed prints on bamboo paper, 24x30 cm

Vijay's Gift for Kuba, collection of gems and artefacts

What is Auroville?, 60 min HD video, and Nine Palms, HD video 23:30 min

What is Auroville?, 60 min HD video, and Nine Palms, HD video 23:30 min
 

Sometimes there is nothing, PVC curtain, 240x 500 cm

What is Auroville?, 60 min HD video

Sometimes there is nothing, PVC curtain, 240x 500 cm

The Golden Dome, 2018

Is also hosting the RE-IMAGING UTOPIA [THE AUROVILLE PROJECT] group-show

with works by Carolina Andreasson, Jessika Björhn, Andrew Burton, August Bällgren, Christoph Draeger, Martin Ebner and Ariane Müller, Charlotte Hedberg, Swetlana Heger, Heidrun Holzfeind, Nadira Husain, Elka Krajewska and Gregor Neuerer, Tryggve Lundberg, Gazi Mrah, Klaus Weber and Olav Westphalen
Installation views and details

RE-IMAGING UTOPIA [THE AUROVILLE PROJECT] group-show

Gazi Mrah, Dreams of and by mum, 2017,  three Hantarex cubes, SD video
Klaus Weber, Honeyprint (Bierbrunnen Lübbecke), 2011

 

INSTALLATION VIEW KUNSTPAVILLON INNSBRUCK, 2017: Golden Dome, plants, archive materials

Growing Within, installation with photographs