ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE/VIADUKT EDITION
Strictly limited artworks of national and international artists are presented annually within the course of Viadukt Editions. Participant artists are nominated by an expert jury and invited to a minimum four, maximum twelf weeks residency at Viadukt studios.
Creative talents from all over the world are given an in-depth experience of the manual printing technique silkscreen. Our experienced masterprinters introduce the artists to screen printing and supervise them during their whole working process. Artworks created in the inspiring atmosphere are presented, exhibited and sold in strictly limited edition as Viadukt Edition at the end of each residency. All works are sold unframed.
Z is a postdiciplinary artist and designer working in the field of (non-) commercial speculative communication, living and working in Vienna.
Beyond simple desires to form identity without distinctive or identifiable origins, she considers Art and Design fertile grounds for any social-transformational projects – despite, or perhaps thanks to, its potential for self-erasure.
Fetishising mundane consumer goods may be a symptom of frustration or mere sexual curiosity. Either way, it is a practice that many tend to keep even more private than the already socially stigmatized regular sexual behaviour. Out of shame, fear of judgement or of crossing rationalised social taboos regarding the practices of procreation many will deny this industrially curious part of their desire or fantasy.
This series does not intend to demonise nor cast judgement, but rather romanticise this repressed part of our base drive.