Where does the time go between life and death? Who dominates time and how important is it for me and my fellow men? The relation between the individual’s pursuit of happiness and the individual’s personal way of dealing with time constitutes the thematic core of the award-winning exhibition Zeit ist Held.
Periodic phenomena like day and night, ebb and flow and the seasons gave humanity an opportunity to structure the time and live their lives accordingly. Over the years, civilizations and institutions established an entire network of calendars and plans with the result that changes in nature only have a marginal impact on our personal sense of time. These specific structures and constraints combined with an achievement-oriented society stimulate typical subjects such as stress, the unstoppability of time, life’s monotony and the constant delay of tasks. Finding the right way of dealing with the temporal structures that are imposed upon us seems to be one of the most desirable capabilities in the world of today as time is of the essence.
The exhibition’s individual works are divided into three topics: temporal structures, sense of time and structuring of time. This specific setup in combination with thematic overlaps of the individual works builds a bridge between the different exhibits. The exhibition encourages its visitors to reflect upon their own personal way of dealing with time.
Zeit ist Held was devised and implemented by seven undergraduate students of the master degree course MultiMediaArt at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. After the exhibition’s initial success, it was shown two more times. In September 2012, it was displayed in a forge in the course of the Medien-Kultur-Festival in Hallein, Austria. In December 2012, Ars Electronica, a media and art museum in Linz, hosted the exhibition for six months.
Silberner Nagel & Yearbook 2013 ADC Deutschland, Design & Design Award, Out of Box Award, Schmiede Festival, aed Neuland Nominierung
Christian Schalauka, Thomas Mühlberger, Thomas Altmanninger, Tobias Furtschegger, Friederike Krepela, Marlene Eggenreich, Vinzenz Mayrhofer. Supervised by: Markus Hanzer.