Echoed in the Wells of Silence

Johanna Tinzl
Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2016W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 semester hours, course number S01560


How does the night sound in Prater? Does Praterstern trigger urban legends? Who is heard if you would stay approximately three hours at the same place? What is medially boosted? How do the marginalized interact? Who is an archive at Praterstern? How do you not get into a provocation at no point in time? Are the thieves actually the ones who we don't take them for? Two, one, zero - The alarm is red... It is 4:45 am, now position is rehearsed.*

The aim of the course is to develop a soundwork, generated from the materials (field recordings, interviews, archive) that have been collected in several on-site researches in the park, in the amusement park, at the train station and its forecourts.

Examination Modalities

The resulting works will be shown and discussed on Wednesday, 25/01/2017 at Fluc, Praterstern within the frame of the exhibition series »In der Kubatur des Kabinetts – Der Kunstsalon«.


The course could be held in German or English.

Requirements: Headphones, smartphone with audio recording app or an audio recording device

* Falco, Vienna Calling

Key Words

Ortsbezogene Kunst, Site Specific Art, Field Recordings, Interviews, Archiv, sound sculpture, discussion, context art, conceptual, interventionist art, art in public space, media art


14 October 2016, 16:00–00:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space , "7 pm: tour towards Praterstern"
15 October 2016, 16:00–00:00 Praterstern, 1020 Vienna - Meeting point at Fluc
28 October 2016, 16:00–19:30 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
20 January 2017, 16:00–19:30 1020 Vienna, Praterstern (Fluc)
25 January 2017, 21:00–26 January 2017, 01:00 »In der Kubatur des Kabinetts – Der Kunstsalon«, Fluc/Praterstern, 1020 Vienna

Course Enrolment

Until 14 October 2016, 16:00
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Fine Arts (2. Section): Subject-specific Techniques (2.0 ECTS)

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)