2013 BUNKERpulpits (objects)

Bunker no 13, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 25x27x41 cm, 2013
grau Bunker no 15, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 54x45x20 cm, 2013 Bunker no 16, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 42x27x17 cm, 2013 Bunker no 17, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 55x40x22 cm, 2013 grau Bunker no 18, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 30x33x30 cm, 2013 grau Bunker no 14, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 37x40x23 cm, 2013 Bunker no 19, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 48x35x16 cm, 2013 Bunker no 20, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 40x40x50cm, 2013
Bunker no 13, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 25x27x41 cm, 2013
Bunker no 13, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 25x27x41 cm, 2013 Bunker no 15, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 54x45x20 cm, 2013 Bunker no 16, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 42x27x17 cm, 2013 Bunker no 17, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 55x40x22 cm, 2013 Bunker no 17, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 55x40x22 cm, 2013 Bunker no 18, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 30x33x30 cm, 2013 Bunker no 18, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 30x33x30 cm, 2013 Bunker no 14, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 37x40x23 cm, 2013 Bunker no 19, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 48x35x16 cm, 2013 Bunker no 20, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 40x40x50cm, 2013 Bunker no 20, mixed media object (reinforced concrete, video), 40x40x50cm, 2013

objects of the solo show ZUWENIG L I E B E FÜRALLE 2013 at the KnollGalerieWien (A) and the Viennafair 2013
photos: Sandra Fockenberger

The exhibition „too little love for all“ shows different types of bunkers which I modified and poured in concrete in the size of a die. In the seemingly inanimate and cold objects screens are integrated which play different speeches or talks.

The bunker demonstrates an architecture which tags the outward and the foreign as threatening. Simultaneously they resemble modernistic buildings due to the pourable material concrete. Within the bunker objects we see videos which deal with the ritual and practice of the spoken speech. Whether it is a political speech, a religious sermon, a scientific lecture, a proclaimed artistic manifesto, some wise guidance of a guru or a balance presentation of a CEO in front of his shareholders. Contrary to individual experiences which go along with everybody, the speech always has a connotation of an instruction of a more knowing to an unknowing crowd.

The practice of the speech is hierarchically unlike the dialogue or the discussion. Those who speak are spatially disconnected from their public in different ways – raised on golden pulpits, on pedestals or platforms, they are surrounded by microphones or fortified behind plexiglass. The presented constructs tend to assume an independent existence, to become dogmas which mentally exercise control. As the initially liquid concrete becomes very solid, words and ideas can harden to frothy platitudes or dangerous dogmas. The manipulative power of language transforms to an image of a constructed reality. (text of the press release)

the videos:

1
Gitta Schweitzer
Author of: Der Traumfraucode, Gesetze des Erfolgs
„Frau ansprechen | Frau erobern | Frau verführen | Traumfrau finden“ (dating course)

2
Eckhart Tolle
Mystics, bestselling author of spiritual books
„Leben im Jetzt“
(extract)

3
Peter Frahm
PersonalPowerCoach
„Soll ich schluss machen?“
Peter Frahm of Personal Power Coaching on the subject of finishing relationships.

4
Steve Jobs
Stanford Commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005 (only sound)
(In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life & death.)

5
Archbishop DesmondTutu
„We want a legally binding agreement“
South African Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to a lively crowd in Copenhagen on Dec 13, 2009, urging a legally binding agreement. Tutu delivered tens of thousands of signatures from around the world to Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change, calling for climate action. Filmed by Pamela Juhl for Copenhagen Voice and The UpTake: www.theuptake.org Distributed by Tubemogul.

6
Nicolas Sarkozy
Addressing the press conference at the G8 Summit in 2007, after a „conversation“ with Vladimir Putin
7
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
spiritual teacher, founder of the „Art of Living Foundation“, the „International Association for Human Values“, the Institute of Vedic Science (VVM Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth)
„Advice for couples“
8
Albert Einstein
Confessions of Albert Einstein, sound document (Switzerland)