Kunstpavillon Innsbruck

Kunstpavillon Innsbruck

 

From Without and From Within [The Auroville Project] (with Heidrun Holzfeind)
Installation at Kunstpavillon Innsbruck including videos, photographs, sculptures, a geodesic dome, plants, archive materials, 2017

 

“At last a place where one will be able to think of the future only.” (The Mother)

[The Auroville Project] examines the alternative community Auroville, founded 1968 in Southeast India by French philosopher Mira Alfassa (aka ‘the Mother’). The project looks at how the utopian ideals of the community – no private property, no money, no rules, no religion – in short: divine anarchy, are lived today, almost 50 years later. It investigates, how relationships between humans and nature, an ecological and sustainable lifestyle, spirituality and political ideals of self-development and collectivism can be re-imagined today. 

Auroville is a social experiment dedicated to continuous education and research on human nature (the search of the inner being) that thrives for human unity through a state of higher consciousness. But can Auroville really still be a model for communal living and a better world today, as the Mother demanded from the beginning? As one of the few alternative communes born in the 1960ies it does not only still exist, but is actually growing and thriving. Nevertheless the goal of building a city of 50,000 inhabitants in the form of a galactic spiral is far from being achieved after 50 years.

The exhibition aims to create an immersive installation comprised of videos, photos, sculptures, archive materials and artifacts, living plants (grown from seeds collected in Auroville), and a group exhibition within the exhibition titled “Re-imagining Utopia”, that investigates the potential of utopian ideas in the near future.

 

TV Interview with RTVE (Spain) [The Auroville Project] for the Shanghai Biennale, 22:00min-25:00min

 

THE AUROVILLE ARCHIVES (15 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles)

uses archival film & video footage as well as interviews with the keeper of the Auroville Archives to

explore Auroville’s history and ideals

https://vimeo.com/217159270

past: themother

 

WHAT IS AUROVILLE? (60 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles)

interviews with inhabitants of Auroville about how Auroville’s ideas have translated into the today, it’s

failures and achievements, and ideas about the future

https://vimeo.com/225252391

passw: themother

 

NINE PALMS (24 min, 2017 German/English w Engl subtitles)

a portrait of the Nine Palms community, an extended family of Germans who settled in Auroville in the

early 1970ies

https://vimeo.com/221410061

passw: themother

 

Le débat (1973), TV discussion with Nicole Avril, Roger Anger et Henri Lefebvre

https://vimeo.com/234479264

passw: henri

The Inner Being, polyester sculptures

Growing Within, installation with 60 photographs

 

Growing Within, installation with 60 photographs

Growing Within, installation with 60 photographs

Mothers, prints on bamboo paper; collection of gems and artefacts

Sometimes there is nothing, PVC curtain, 240x 500 cm

Mothers, Framed prints on bamboo paper, 24x30 cm

Vijay's Gift for Kuba, collection of gems and artefacts

WHAT IS AUROVILLE? (60 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles) Interviews with inhabitants of Auroville about how Auroville’s ideas have translated into the today, it’s failures and achievements, and ideas about the future https://vimeo.com/225252391 passw: themother

NINE PALMS (24 min, 2017 German/English w Engl subtitles) a portrait of the Nine Palms community, an extended family of Germans who settled in Auroville in the early 1970ies https://vimeo.com/221410061 passw: themother 

WHAT IS AUROVILLE? (60 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles)
Interviews with inhabitants of Auroville about how Auroville’s ideas have translated into the today, it’s failures and achievements, and ideas about the future https://vimeo.com/225252391 passw: themother

NINE PALMS (24 min, 2017 German/English w Engl subtitles) a portrait of the Nine Palms community, an extended family of Germans who settled in Auroville in the early 1970ies https://vimeo.com/221410061 passw: themother

Sometimes there is nothing, PVC curtain, 240x 500 cm

What is Auroville?, 60 min HD video

Sometimes there is nothing, PVC curtain, 240x 500 cm

The Golden Dome, 2018

Is also hosting the RE-IMAGING UTOPIA [THE AUROVILLE PROJECT] group-show

with works by Carolina Andreasson, Jessika Björhn, Andrew Burton, August Bällgren, Christoph Draeger, Martin Ebner and Ariane Müller, Charlotte Hedberg, Swetlana Heger, Heidrun Holzfeind, Nadira Husain, Elka Krajewska and Gregor Neuerer, Tryggve Lundberg, Gazi Mrah, Klaus Weber and Olav Westphalen
Installation views and details

Videos in the dome:

THE AUROVILLE ARCHIVES (15 min, 2017; English, French, German w Engl. Subtitles) uses archival film & video footage as well as interviews with the keeper of the Auroville Archives to explore Auroville’s history and ideals https://vimeo.com/217159270 past: themother Le débat (1973), TV discussion with Nicole Avril, Roger Anger et Henri Lefebvre https://vimeo.com/234479264 passw: henri

RE-IMAGING UTOPIA [THE AUROVILLE PROJECT] group-show

Gazi Mrah, Dreams of and by mum, 2017,  three Hantarex cubes, SD video
Klaus Weber, Honeyprint (Bierbrunnen Lübbecke), 2011

 

INSTALLATION VIEW KUNSTPAVILLON INNSBRUCK, 2017: Golden Dome, plants, archive materials

Growing Within, installation with photographs

 

COMME CI, COMME CA [The Auroville Project], w/ Heidrun Holzfeind, 40 pages color, Kodoji Press, Baden, Sept 2017