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 video installation Generation Futter (Generation Feed) uses pictures taken from the hatchery of the association Rettet den Traunseefisch (Save the Fish in Lake Traunsee) in Altmünster. In five films (each approximately 120 seconds long), a variety of questions on the topic of traditions in generational conflict are interpreted by the multimedia artist Elza Grimm using the tools of experimental film as well as acoustically. The breeding of the fish and releasing them into the lake transport the metaphor.
S. Holzbauer’s multi-exposure polaroids and associative texts record a wide variety of processes and memories that are connected to lake Traunsee and its fish. It documents the facets of the Lacus Felix fish – in the lake, in the kitchen as well as in religious and cultural contexts.
Elza Grimm – Sound and video recordings from the Altmünsterer Bruthaus
Siegfried Holzbauer – Multi-exposure polaroids and associative texts
Heidi Zednik – Installation Filterpapiere, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle (Curator)
Christina Jaritsch, Heidi Zednik (Project Management for the 2024 European Capital of Culture Salzkammergut)