Concrete & Samples I Wotruba Wien

Concrete & Samples I Wotruba Wien

Aglaia Konrad

16mm transferred to video, color, 4:3, no sound, BE, 2009, 13'37"

Concrete & Samples I, II, III is a series of 16mm films on sculptural architecture. What the buildings and site in all films have in common is the idea of ‘architecture as sculpture’ and a very distinct use of concrete that seem to depart from the free form of the whole in a sculptural manner. In the absence of a traditional narrative, it is the space itself, that takes the role of the protagonist, while the camera proposes a narration through its travel and observation.
The church of Fritz Wotruba, in Vienna looks like an enlarged piece of abstract sculpture, a kind of three-dimensional synthetic cubist arrangement of 152 concrete blocks arranged vertically and horizontally, but asymmetrically, in which the narrow spaces produced in-between are made use of as windows and doors.

Image Vincent Pinckaers
Editing Aglaia Konrad & Fairuz
Colorgrading Sébastien Koeppel
Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen, LUCA School of Arts, Atelier Graphoui & Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts & Culture

Concrete & Samples I Wotruba Wien

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

Le Printemps de septembre Toulouse (FR), Jun 1 – Sep 17 Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund (DE), Apr 8 – Sep 24 Museum M Leuven (BE), Apr 29 – Sep 18, 2016 Filmmuseum Munich (DE), Apr 26, 2015 Raum Mit Licht Wenen (AT), Oct 3 – Nov 9, 2014 MK Gallery Milton Keynes (GB), Feb 13, 2014 Stadtmuseum Graz (AT), Jan 27, 2013 Centre for Visual Arts Sainsbury (GB), Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2012 40mcube Rennes (FR), Sep 15 – Dec 9, 2012 Camera Austria Graz (AT), May 22, 2012 Screen Festival Barcelona (ES), May 22, 2012 Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel (BE), Mar 8 – Apr 21, 2012 Villa Romana Firenze (IT), Sep 30 – Nov 6, 2011 Les Rencontres Internationales Berlin (DE), Jun 30, 2011 — 14:00 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid Madrid (ES), May 25, 2011 — 16:00 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin Madrid (ES), May 23-29, 2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid Paris (FR), Nov 26 – Dec 4, 2010 Frac Centre Orléans (FR), Sep 18, 2010 – Feb 27, 2011 Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto (JP), Sep 18 – Nov 28, 2010 Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya (JP), May 29 – Aug 1, 2010 deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Mar 4 – May 16, 2010 Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen (DE), May 28 – Sep 20, 2009