🌍 Weltmaschine, 2022
Kunstraum, Zirkusgasse 38 (New Bar), Vienna

Head of project - Christian Ruschitzka 
Curation - Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland

Works - Alice Klarwein, Paul Pfeifer, Laura Schreiber, Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland

Photo credits - Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland

A reaction to the world machine of Franz Gsellmann:
In my opinion, our world machines are not in competition with Gsellmann’s. We base our world machines on Gsellmann’s parameters, but with a reduced view of the present, as an interpretation or a kind of cover version of a song.

We researched Gsellmann’s junkyards and found what we were looking for there.

It is exciting to see how the objects created today change due to completely different 'scrap' available.

Due to the spatial constraints, our objects are transportable by their own hands and thus create a flexible presence.

Gsellmann was looking for the 'beautiful' things, or rather those that came from a world that was exotic to him. We, on the other hand, rely on people as the driving force instead of an engine, because: The more modern a technology is, the faster it is outdated and obsolete. The vulnerability of the technology and the material of its time must always be questioned.

Christian Ruschitzka, Project Management, March 2022