Simmeringer Hauptstraße 153
Simmeringer Hauptstraße 153 ,1110Wien
KünstlerIn: Viltė Bražiūnaitė, Tomas Sinkevičius, Olivia Coeln, Schirin Charlot, Kerstin von Gabain, Hannah Hansel, Helmut Heiss, Axel Huber, Albert Mayr, Thea Moeller, Hanno Schnegg, Sophie Thun, Julian Tromp, George Rei
Datum: 13. Juli – 28. Juli 2019
Fotografie: Courtesy Kerstin von Gabain and the artists | Photo: Maximilian Anelli-Monti
Notiz: Special thanx to all the participating artists, Hannah Hansel for the teaser, Jakob Sellaoui for the text and Albert Mayr for hosting us!
You stop. Finally arrived, or have you? You've travelled a long time.
You haven't been here before, you are sure. Still something is familiar. Same but different.
Wasn't that the song you just heard? A beeping sound, short confusion.
Now you remember why you're here. Your body feels heavy. Dizziness. Lagging behind.
But don't worry. You'll get assistance. Things have to be maintained. Keep on going.
That's what these places are for. Right? You feel relieved. At least a bit.
The reassurance of a too familiar ritual. Convenience is king. You get out of your metal cage.
Its space so familiar. Your dread and desire. You wander around. Or rather - you're drawn in.
Inhaling the place. Blissful exhaustion. The feeling reminds you of that one holiday.
There was a lot of rubble. Objects from the past, all laid out before you.
You liked it somehow, but still don't know why.
Places like this seem to protect something. Like a ruin keeping its secret.
But there is none. You know this. All this stuff you forgot about. Like everyone.
It's OK. Even reassuring. You close the door. The radio is on.
- Jakob Sellaoui