Wo ist die Innen*stadt? – (re)name the space

2021 student project – Lahmer/Van Houtert/Assinger/Goidinger/Stocker/Zaitseva

Wo ist die Innen*stadt? – (re)name the space
2021 student project – Lahmer/Van Houtert/Assinger/Goidinger/Stocker/Zaitseva
Elsa Plainacher Collective – named after a women, who was publically burned as a „witch“ in Vienna – carried out a participatory action in Seestadt. On Wangari-Maathai-Square, street signs with the names of female protagonists were made from the „Karlsplatz-clay“ that was excavated in the course of the construction of the Vienna subway in the 70this, and that was made available to the ceramic studio. As a feminist criticism of the male-dominated urban order, the signs were distributed in the city center.

Photos: Annalena Stocker/Sascha Alexandra Zaitseva

Fluid ceramics – Keramik im Fluss

2021 – student project – as part of the course feminist philosophy and ceramics in action with Maria Bussmann and the students of the university of applied arts


2021 student project Zaitseva/Bussmann
Thinking, researching, philosophizing: feminist! In a new form we want to do both; form thoughts and form ideas, give space to intersection, networking, exploration. When Helene Cixous calls for an „Ecriture feminine“ in „The laugh of the Medusa“, or evokes Homeric epics and heroes in the tenderly painful description of her mother‘s dying („Ma Ho-mère est morte“), images can transform directly into SOUND and FORM. What emerges is nothing less than a claim to a new feminist sculpture. The work was done with Viennese clay from Karlsplatz, after which the molded material was returned to the Vienna River to dissolve.