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1070 Brussels, Belgium

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, Atelier Graphoui, LUCA School of Arts & Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts & Culture

Concrete & Samples I Wotruba Wien has been on display at the following locations:

Le Printemps de septembre Toulouse, (FR) Jun 1–Sep 17 2017 Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, (DE) Apr 8–Sep 24 2017 Museum M Leuven, (BE) Apr 29–Sep 18 2016 Filmmuseum Munich, (DE) Sunday, Apr 26 2015 Raum Mit Licht Wenen, (AT) Oct 3–Nov 9 2014 MK Gallery Milton Keynes, (GB) Thursday, Feb 13 2014 Stadtmuseum Graz, (AT) Sunday, Jan 27 2013 Centre for Visual Arts Sainsbury, (GB) Oct 19–Nov 11 2012 40mcube Rennes, (FR) Sep 15–Dec 9 2012 Screen Festival Barcelona, (ES) Tuesday, May 22 2012 Camera Austria Graz, (AT) Tuesday, 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) Thursday, Jun 30 2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid Madrid, (ES) Wednesday, May 25 2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin Madrid, (ES) May 23–May 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