EVENT LANGUAGE: GERMAN.
In “Frederick Kiesler. MAGIC ARCHITECTURE | HABITAT. Kerstin Stoll” two artistic positions enter into dialogue, which are dedicated to cross-disciplinary research and thinking, as well as the creative experimentation between architecture, design, art, biology, natural and cultural history.
In his never-published book project “Magic Architecture,” artist-architect Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) traced an epoch-spanning history of human habitation from prehistory to the atomic age. In doing so, he connected human building techniques with animal builiding techniques and hence developed his understanding of “magic architecture [as] an architecture for everyone” that mediates between dream and reality and addresses the pressing problems of human existence after a time of global destruction.
In her artistic-research practice, Kerstin Stoll (*1969, Berlin) investigates the construction and the material of animal buildings as well as the use of natural building materials of traditional human building forms. With her series of works “Habitat“, Kerstin Stoll updates Kiesler’s historical book project. Starting with the nests of the potter wasp, the weaver bird and the constructions of termites, as well as their transformation through 3D-scanning and porcelain printers, she questions their possible political meanings in today’s world under the auspices of a changing ecosystem, stagnating biodiversity and loss in the diversity of species.
Opening: FREDERICK KIESLER. Magic Architecture | Habitat. KERSTIN STOLL
14 Nov 2023/18:00-21:00H
Österreichische Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler-Privatstiftung
Mariahilfer Str. 1B, 1060 Wien, Österreich
© Friedrich Kiesler Stiftung, ©Kerstin Stoll