5) Claudia Märzendorfer

smashed to pieces, 2018
28'35", loop, 570 x 325 cm

still of the night, 2019
28'35" loop, 570 x 325 cm
Commissioned by: OÖ Kulturquartier

Music Typewriter, 2012/2019
Temporary installation
Ice sculpture
Frozen water, ink, music paper
50 x 35 x 20 cm

Black-and-white prints on baryta paper, anodized copper frames
Each 51 x 71 cm

Music unfolds in the dimension of time. But sculptures, too, can be transient, as Claudia Märzendorfer’s ice sculpture Music Typewriter, 2012/2019 demonstrates. The title refers to the music typewriter Arnold Schönberg designed in 1909. In smashed to pieces, 2018, the artist makes the individual reverberations of a complex musical instrument both visible and audible. The sound of a piano being destroyed is reproduced via guitar amplifiers, bringing in the idea of the electric guitar, which in pop culture is often smashed on stage in a macho gesture.

* 1969 in Wien/AT, lives and works in Vienna


Location: OÖ Kulturquartier (5)

Claudia Märzendorfer
Claudia Märzendorfer
4) Helena Martins-Costa 6) Constantin Luser