Referencing the animal kingdom, Thomas Ballhausen’s twelve literary texts create an imaginary zoological scenario. Based on Stomachion, the 14-part mathematical mind game, Elena Peytchinska’s digital drawings develop a network – a theoretical animal (Origamion) that moves through the book space with the folding action. Its lines, which should be understood as boundary as well as an extension of language, interweave with the text as they move through the book. Literature and drawing enter into a dialog – an atlas of language art manifests in the form of a new order. In this way, FAUNA can be experienced as a thinking space that is to be opened – without however interfering with the readability of this artistic enterprise; drawings and text meet as actors on the stage of the book space.



Mit Begleittexten von / With contributions by:

Ferdinand Schmatz, Marcus Steinweg, Alexander Damianisch

    Photos © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien


18. April 2018 18:00

Universitätsgalerie der Angewandten im Heiligenkreuzerhof, Schönlaterngasse 5, 1010 Wien

Es sprechen: Ferdinand Schmatz, Alexander Damianisch

Lesung und Präsentation: Elena Peytchinska, Thomas Ballhausen

Mit einer Performance von Jack Hauser und Sabina Holzer