emerging as a byproduct of the work I've done for Vienna Art Week '11 (more on that .soon), these are various stages of coffee cup shaped plaster ..ashtrays (or at least that's what I picture them to be). 

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Merry Christmas :D

Monday, December 12

book launch 
An envelope for arts, sciences, politics and us
Mixing realities and mediating myths & methods

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I'm on a horse in a book

I'm on a horse in a book ..

An envelope for arts, sciences, politics and us
Mixing realities and mediating myths & methods

tomorrow's the day :]

Book launch | 12.12.2011 | 6.30PM | Raum D, MQ
Sealed in the book/envelope are a variety of thoughts, images, considerations, and theoretical references about the immediate and broader context of establishing an Art & Science class at the University of Applied Arts of Vienna. Two main sources of material are combined: first, contributions that document the development of the department; and second, contributions by invited guests and interesting positions that refer to a wider art/science field. The compiled materials reflect upon experimental investigations into the reality of production of systems, discourses, and institutional structures. The book contributes to the questions of how artistic and scientific methods and practices relate to each other, and how these relations can be enriched and transformed.

Gerald Bast (Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Bernd Kraeftner (Department for Ontological Patchworks)
Virgil Widrich (Head department Art & Science)

Herwig Kopp (Conceptual artist / Social designer / Co-founder ADN - Association of Diversification & Novelty)

With contributions by
Michael Bachhofer, Thomas Bugnyar, Pepa Bugueiro Domingo, Oron Catts, Alin Cîrstea, Sarah Duit, Romana Egartner, Anna Fatér, Rudolf Friemel, Nikolaus Gansterer, Michaela Grass, Martin Groedl, Juliana Herrero, Tom Holert, Ashley Holwell, Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, Bernd Kraeftner, Bruno Latour, Michael Marencik, Iulian Moise, David Palme, Valérie Pihet, Leon Ploszczanski, Johanna Schaffer, Waltraud Schartmüller, Richard Schwarz, Wolfgang Schwarzenbrunner, Manuel Stark, Sabina Teichert, Beniamin Urbanek, Victoria Vesna, Andrea Weidlich, Virgil Widrich, Brigitte Zwick 

Book design
Pepa Bugueiro Domingo, David Palme

Valerie Deifel, Bernd Kraeftner, Virgil Widrich

Published by
“Edition Angewandte” book series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna at
SpringerWienNewYork in November 2011

English, Softcover, 244 p., 155 illus., 98 in color, ISBN 978-3-7091-0989-2


Video made for Dusky's MA Collection.

Video by: Ina Muntean
Editing by: Alin Cirstea
Model: Elena Muntean
Music: Alva Noto - mm

For more details check her blog:


screen printing for the first time

thanks go out to David (sharing his knowhow & tools) 'n' lunchbreath (letting me use his design)

packman_gura | Processing 1.2.1

Processing code : 

float x = 0;
float y = 300;
float z = 200;
float step = 2;
float step2 = 1.5;

void setup() {

void draw() {
  ellipse(x, 250, 100, 100);

  ellipse(x+15, 220, 20, 20);

  triangle(x, 250, x+80, y-50, x+80, z+50);

  x += step;
  y -= step2;
  z += step2;

  if (z > 250) {
    z = 200;
  if (y > 250) { 
    y = 300; 
  if  (x > 1050) {
    x = -50;


image sequence animated with VirtualDub 1.10.0 @45fps

penser avec

Based on an advertising campaign that van Laack did in the beginning of the 70s with Marcel Broodthaers; the advert was published in Der Spiegel on March 22 1971.   

Broodthaers wears a van Laack luxury shirt and smokes a cigar. He looks suave and sophisticated as one would aspect in such an advert. The caption beneath the photograph enlightens us that, 'The Director of the Musée d'Art Moderne, Départament des Aigles, refused to wear the van Laack monocle.' On the advert  Broodthaers wrote: 'What should we think of the relations that link art, advertising and commerce? M.B. (the director).' By displaying the advert alongside catalogue covers  Broodthaers seems to suggest that this relations  are rather close, and that, whether in the form of catalogues or for a van Laack shirt, art/the artist is presented through advertising.  
 Marcel Broodthaers: strategy and dialogue by Deborah Schultz

t-shirt packaging


Pringles can + black permanent marker + :D sticker