Exhibition Opening and Performance Night

19 Mar, 18:00 / RAUW. Das Zittern der Teile

with Melanie Maar, Alex Franz Zehetbauer & L.Twills

Join us for the exhibition opening of RAUW. Das Zittern der Teile [Rauw. The Trembling of Parts]

– 19 Mar, 18:00

with performances and concerts by Melanie Maar, Alex Franz Zehetbauer & L.Twills

Image by © Melanie Maar by Christian Schroeder
Image by © Alex Franz Zehetbauer by Claudia Lomoshitz
Image by © L. Twills

The exhibition Rauw. Das Zittern der Teile [‘Rauw’. The Trembling of Parts] deals with the material of the things in our world; things that seem to be made up of an infinite number of individual parts and processes. As an unmanageable amount of particles, parts and raw materials – from a grain of sand to an iPhone, from petroleum to a yoghurt cup – they circulate in a constant process of composition and dissolution around the globe.

A swarm of objects that moves and deposits itself in every conceivable way. They accumulate in cargo planes and truck convoys or are pumped into the earth, consumed by fire and travel as microparticles through the wind and sea, animals and people. A glowing blue-green hybrid of rock and plastic was discovered on the island of Trindade by Brazilian geologist Fernanda Avelar Santos. Sooner or later, this swarm of misappropriated particles sneaks back unbidden into the bodies of its consumers. They form clusters and surfaces or are ordered and disposed of again and again by consumers across continents. This is how huge cycles develop that affect everything they encounter. A systemic changed ‘nature’ that, with its power that is difficult to quantify, pops up, chameleon-like, again and again in unpredictable forms – sometimes as a Great Garbage Patch, sometimes as granules, then again as clothing, as sculpture or as obscurity.

The artists criss-cross this sea of raw materials, objects and particles with their sculptural arrangements. Agglomerations form from former things: wool, raw iron or fragmented plastic. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, this also changes again and again through spatial interventions by the artists.

Across two evenings (19 Mar and 12 Apr), performers and musicians interact with the setting of the exhibition.

Image by ©

Second Performance Night:

The Unknown Group – 12 Apr, 19:00

A musical collaboration between Maja Osojnik, Karolina Preuschl, Violetta Parisini, Samuel Schaab & Matthias Lenz

Sound Performance: Albert Mayr

Artists: Albert Mayr, Thea Moeller, Samuel Schaab, Benjamin Tomasi, Hella Gerlach

Concept: Samuel Schaab

Exhibition opening hours (20 Mar–17 Apr)
Mon–Fri: 11:00–18:00

Extra Saturday: 13 Apr, 10:00–18:00

This exhibition is kindly supported by Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien