Acta Liquida

Exhibition / Installation on the topic of Fishing / Traunsee / Climate change

05/05/24ganztagsDuration 24hSeeschloss OrtOrt 1, 4810 Gmunden
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Acta Liquida is an artistic documentation of the water in lake Traunsee, local fish, climate change, historical events, memory and fishing. It is a project about fishing culture at lake Traunsee - processed, narrated and partially abstracte. The results of the artistic documentation will be shown in two exhibitions at two different venues.

Two exhibitions

  • Heidi Zednik and Elza Grimm
    Aurachmühle Altmünster - Aurachmühl 3, 4814 Neukirchen
  • Siegfried Holzbauer
    Seeschloss Ort - Ort 1, 4810 Gmunden

Heidi Zednik’s Filter Papers, which she collected for decades from the fish hatchery shelter in Altmünster, are a 1:1 impression of the waters of Lake Traunsee from November to March. During the breeding period, the lake water is filtered for the storage tanks. This leaves behind an impression of the changes in the weather, the currents, sediments and any impurities. Drawings and watercolor paintings are made at regular intervals during the breeding period on-site at the hatchery.

The installation “memories of an extincting kind” by multimedia artist Elza Grimm, will be a part of the exhibition “Acta Liquida”.The audivisual installation addresses the species and habitat change in Central European freshwaters due to climatic and other man-made changes. The installation is composed of several individual hologram and sound elements. The centerpiece is the projection of an experimental short film. The beauty and grace of the Reinanke serves as inspiration for the installation in form and movement. The fish species, which is native to Lake Traun, among other places, forms the leitmotif of the installation and is shown in 3D animations from different perspectives in various stages of its life.

Siegfried Holzbauer’s multiple-exposure Polaroids and associative texts record diverse processes and memories associated with Lake Traunsee and its fish. He documents the facets of the Lacus Felix fish – in the lake, in the kitchen, in the religious and cultural context.


Heidi Zednik (Curator)
Heidi Zednik (artist) – installation filter papers, drawings, objects
Elza Grimm (multimedia artist) – audiovisual installation
Siegfried Holzbauer – (artist) – multiple exposed polaroids, analog photos, associative texts

Christina Jaritsch (program management Climate Change, Gender, Diversity)

Globalokal – Building the New

Event info

Seeschloss Ort
Ort 1, 4810 Gmunden