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TASK 8: About fear

One evening I am sitting on the couch in front of my laptop and reading an e-mail by a close friend. She is currently in a hotel in Paris neighbouring the bars that were aimed at by gun men. She had even thought about going there this evening, but in the end decided to travel… Read more »

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BRIEF 6: The Eastern Sound of Kangaroos

As a performance artist I tend to travel a lot. As an Austrian artist I can`t expect people to always know what my very small home country is all about. Basically there is three main reactions, the first of which will probably send chills of recognition to every Austrian who has ever travelled abroad. People… Read more »

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TASK 5: I was young and needed the money

It is quite interesting to look at the terms ‘young’ or ‘emerging artist‘: You would think it applies to the likes of me: being in my mid-twenties, having just finished a Master degree in my artistic profession and having had some public exposure in exhibitions. But actually I have the feeling that this category is… Read more »

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TASK 4: Culinary Selfie

Since about one year while walking through the city one can’t ignore tourists posing in front of, erm… yes, nearly everything, taking a picture of themselves with the help of an extendable stick. A stick holding their one and only life companion: their smartphone. Instead of asking someone for help and daring to communicate in… Read more »

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TASK 3: Je suis?

Je suis. In the light of the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo people and organisations have shown solidarity with the victims by adopting this line. Others have criticised this movement for not in the same way solidarizing itself with the thousands of victims of recent terrorist attacks on villagers in Nigeria. What is this all… Read more »

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Task 2: Snow

There is no snows of yesteryear. No chaos on the roads, no dripping wet shoes – while the Goretex winterboots market explodes. The new white gold plays hard to get. Instead roses blossom in our gardens and butterflies touch down on many-coloured winter jackets. While over here we are worried about christmas nostalgia and winter… Read more »

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Task 1: Borders

“The fortress Europe” – a constantly recurring theme these days. On one hand, a half-secret pan-european police operation is run to hunt down “illegal” persons in intensified controls at airports, train stations and country borders. I am flying from London to Austria and probably witness one of these controls. Three police men with machine guns… Read more »