POOL (summer edition)







Diploma Assignment



The interdisciplinary, processual project "Product Human" comprises the subject areas of painting, video as an installation and performance art. The effect of government technology on the people of the 21st century will be addressed - how they can (self-)subject themselves as subjects in social structures and be cultivated as thoroughly designed, endindividualized constructions on the basis of monopolies of power. The painterly component of the project suggests a hairless, gender-neutral, earless human portrait, which has a gold-plated funnel integrated into its head. This stands symbolically for letting the nonsense of the system and the non-self-thinking some into play.

On the basis of the video installation, the packaging of the human product is explicitly explained. 


The live performance represents a poetic reinterpretation of Peter Handke's insult to the audience, which is intended to lead the recipients to an active reflection.








The performance "the artist is stone" is a tribute to Marina Abramović's performance "the artist is present". The project was born on the one hand from the fascination and inspiration to Abramović's extreme performance and on the other hand because Abramović is about to challenge and test his own perseverance.


The aim of the performance was to see how people react to the "stone" and also to test as a self-experiment, how long it can withstand these conditions (summer 34 ° C hot ground), for a human being. The child's attitude was chosen because it was associated with "mother nature" and consequently with a natural attitude.


As a place for the performance, the Danube Island was chosen because it offers a good combination between "absolute nature" and "absolute city". Digitally documented was the performance of Julia Kieslinger.


The motionless dwarves in childhood (each 10 minutes), was interpreted differently by the people, which was sometimes very shocking, but also interesting: "Two passers-by associated the attitude with religion and insulted me, others saw it with humor, laughed and asked what I'm doing, or they did not respond to the performance .. The most important thing is definitely not to slip out of the role. "