residence - 2019

Luisa Kasalicky und Siegfried Zaworka - Diametrales interpunktiert: Janusbühne

artist in residence
10. 08 - 31. 08. 2019


Diametrales interpunktiert: Janusbühne

The Janus head, derived from Janus, originally God of the beginning and the end - familiar as a motif for Roman coins, Memento Mori carving, picture elements of Art Brut and Outsider Art - was also the title of the horror silent film by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau: a relationship generated by the jangling of polarities, adaptation and derailment, transforming construction to destruction vice versa - Jekyll eliminates itself with Hyde. ... target - duplicate - differ - oscillate - hybridize - asynchronize... ( more ... )



residences - 2018

Martina Funder - Tonobjekte

artist in residence
25. 06 - 30. 07. 2018


The invitation to participate as artist in residence at Krastal Sculpture Symposium gives me the opportunity to work in a new environment for several weeks.
I would like to use this offer - according to the motto: Get out of the often lonely works in your own studio. Meeting fellow artists and people who are interested in ceramics, exchanging ideas with them, and being able to introduce my work to you will give you fresh impetus for new work. Since I work in groups of works and can usually produce only small-sized object, I have the opportunity to produce a larger work: designed for a room in the "bildhauerhouse" - a ceramic wall design with a free-standing object. I pick up my themes spontaneously from self-experienced and self-seen locally and process them directly. ( more ... )


Claus Prokop - Expedition

artist in residence
25. 06 - 30. 07. 2018


Laying traces, finding and documenting them. The project planned for the residency of Claus Prokop in Krastal, July of 2018 deals with the topography of the quarry. The site becomes the place of discovery of the remains of a culture that never existed, the Krastal sculptor's house becomes the museum of that culture that never existed. The range of the exhibits covers the full spectrum, from botanical and zoological finds or minerals to articles of daily use, made from stone or metal, up to pieces of art that pretend to be antique. To achieve the desired results some finds have already been brought, others made during the expedition itself. Using the methodology of fake news the project questions the construction of history and homeland and the abuse of concepts like that. ( more ... )



residences - 2016

Hannes Egger - The artist is absent – perform yourself

artist in residence
15. 07 - 05. 08. 2016


About the presence and absence of artist and audience

The concept artist Hannes Egger provides the opportunity for the visitors to present and perform themselves within the frame of the work The Artist is Absent - Perform Yourself. The artist provides the framework for this. The stage is made up of three makeshift partition walls with curtains, a kind of dressing room, an almost intimate room with one and a half meters of length at each side. Brief instructions on index cards provide a possible framework for action. However, it is up to the visitor whether he remains a spectator, whether he follows the instructions or improvises an action according to his own ideas. The presence of Eggers himself is not required, only that of a deputy who introduces the interested parties to the game and accompanies the performative process.


Sigrid Friedmann, Ulrich Kaufmann - Datenträger Mensch

artist in residence
15. 07 - 05. 08. 2016


What do I give, what do I hold?
Between wall and screen.
Between expression and withdrawal.
Projections around us.


During the three weeks in Krastal, Sigrid Friedmann and Ulrich Kaufmann want to find out what they are prepared to reveal: in pictures, texts, scanned body surfaces and externally projected inner life. Friedmann and Kaufmann introduce themselves. In front of the light sources and behind the projections. What happens? what reflects? what remains invisible? what is hidden? Am I shadow? Wall? Reflector?



residences - 2015

Hubert Sielecki

artist in residence
30. 05 - 21. 06. 2015


Zwischen kantigem Witz und leiser Poesie

Der experimentelle Film entspringt den Zauberkabinetten neugieriger, ehrgeiziger Heimwerker: Hubert Sielecki macht seit Jahrzehnten das Konventionen strapazierende Basteln zur Kunstform. Wer wie er handwerkliche Techniken ausreizt, oftmals wie neu erfindet, dem gelten Gattungsgrenzen wenig.

zweintopf - Eva Pichler, Gerhard Pichler

artist in residence
30. 05 - 21. 06. 2015


Marmorkuchen, Stein und Eisen bricht

Es ist die aalglatte Ästhetik der Konsumgüter, eine scheinbar unendliche Verfügbarkeit des ewig Gleichen… Und dabei doch auch das Moment des Imperfekten, das selbst millionenfach gefertigten Massenprodukten innewohnt. Der meist sehr geringe Materialwert der Dinge prägt einen vorsätzlichen Wegwerfcharakter.



residences - 2014

Gertrude Moser-Wagner

artist in residence
01. 06 - 21. 06. 2014

Beverly Piersol

artist in residence
01. 06 - 21. 06. 2014



residences - 2013

Birgit Knoechl

artist in residence
23. 06 - 23. 07. 2013

Markus Wilfling

artist in residence
23. 06 - 23. 07. 2013



residences - 2012

alien productions
Martin Breindl | Norbert Math | Andrea Sodomka

artist in residence
10. 06 - 30. 06. 2012



residences - 2011

Bella Ban

artist in residence
04. 06 - 25. 06. 2011

Eric Kressnig

artist in residence
04. 06 - 25. 06. 2011



residences - 2010

James Clay

artist in residence
06. 06 - 27. 06. 2010

Inge Vavra

artist in residence
06. 06 - 27. 06. 2010