Gülsün Karamustafa — Quality Pencils and Words of Wisdom

Karamustafa’s Pencil Vending Machines—machines that spit out unpainted wooden pencils for 50 cents apiece—can be found in some of the corridors and lounges at Lakeside Park and the university. The artist brings a historicizing aspect to the contemporary future-oriented working world with her anachronistic-seeming devices and the simple, traditional writing utensils they produce. In a…

Andreas Fogarasi — Public Brands: Bordeaux

The Public Brands project is concerned with branding in the public sector. As states, regions, cities, and districts increasingly define themselves in entrepreneurial terms, the way they represent themselves visually is also changing. Logos, claims, and corporate design are coming to replace traditional insignia of state power such as coats of arms or flags. The…

Dorit Margreiter — Look at Language and/or Read Things

This commissioned work shows the sketch Anatomy of a Dwelling (1965) by Reyner Banham in collaboration with François Gallegret as visual material for Banham’s essay The Unhouse, a text about the connection between design, technology, and architecture. Specifically, it was about the design of an “anti-house,” a house that is defined exclusively by its functionality….

Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann — Monopolistic Productions

In the enameled wall panels conceived for Lakeside Park, Creischer/Siekmann draw on a historically significant model for visualizing economic and social conditions—the 1930 atlas Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft (Society and Economy) by Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz. The authors of the atlas tied the development of statistical diagrams to a critique of economic conditions. For the…

Josef Dabernig — Setting up an Art Space

Kunstraum Lakeside opened in October 2005, the result of a two-year collaboration between the management of Lakeside Science & Technology Park and the curators Christian Kravagna and Hedwig Saxenhuber. The contract to develop an art-in-architecture concept was awarded prior to the actual construction of the technology park, making it possible to methodically adapt the content…

Anna Jermolaewa & Manfred Grübl — Children’s Playground

In July 2004, a closed competition was held for the artistic design of a kindergarten to be built on the grounds of Lakeside Park. Anna Jermolaewa’s and Manfred Grübl’s design was selected and then executed in 2005. The children’s playground takes its cue from the landscaping of the campus while relating to the special features…

Iris Andraschek & Hubert Lobnig — Cruising Around

As part of the semester focus on Mobility and Control at Kunstraum Lakeside in the winter semester 2007/2008, the artists collaborated with the Research Seminar for Transportation Informatics, an institution of the University Institute for Intelligent System Technologies. In transdisciplinary research there, an autonomous, self-driving car was developed. The artists then dispatched the robot car,…