The station Landungsplatz derails in the Capital of Culture year and becomes a place for tangible, self-determined fantasy: a loud invitation to everyone to invent birds and other flying creatures and counteract their extinction – but especially to children and their adults. Artist couple Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger launch a spatial narrative from a bird’s-eye view, a wondrous beginning whose outcome is open. Their installation offers space up to the ceiling for wondrous creatures that can be imagined and built on the spot.
Thus grows a wild decoy world of devious lovebirds and shy vultures, organized chickens and amorous dragons, cockatoos, hummingbirds and saucy bullfinches, icy siskins, hungry smackers, prize-winning goldfinches, fantastic crossbills, Citizen Titmice and Ebensee Swifts, impatient Alpine Parrots, purple Swans, well-traveled Gallinules and generous Magpies, Zizibes and Birigös, excited Nestlings and flamboyant Nest Fledglings, bird droppings, sexy Egg Dances and as yet undiscovered Swarmers.
The former restaurant becomes a center of anarchic, ornithological diversity. The place does not yet know what it will look like in the end, but is curious about the uncontrolled ideas of its visitors. From a generous supply of found and local materials, a lively installation emerges that can be walked on and played with, that leaves one amazed and encourages one to try things out. Because: If you want birds, you need the courage to go wild.
Gerda Steiner, Jörg Lenzlinger (Artists)
Katharina Lackner, Julia Stoff (Curators, Responsible for the project)
Simone Barlian (Project management Salzkammergut 2024)
The exhibition can be viewed at the following times:
June 21st and 22nd Opening (times to follow)
June 23 – July 5, 2024:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
July 6 – September 8, 2024:
Thursday to Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Tuesday and Wednesday only for groups with advanced reservation