An artistic project by Birgit and Peter Kainz, 2013
Think below the waterline, bridge space
With its aim of linking people from different countries, this interdisciplinary, unifying project conceived by us – Birgit and Peter Kainz – is based around the original nature and socialization of the human being. It deals with men as an individual, as a single person in society, and with men being responsible for the well-being of the world. Details of our work on this subject can be found under: http://www.faksimile-digital.at/index.php?id=70.
This undertaking is aimed to increase the understanding between nations to keep the idea of Europe. This mirror project, organized within the framework of the “Brandungszone” project, is dealing with the situation in the area around Laa. “Brandungszone” (Surf Zone) recalls the fact that the Waldviertel region of Lower Austria was located on the shore of a primeval sea millions of years ago. The HUMAN project will become a component of the exchange between citizens living in Loosdorf in Lower Austria and Rudice in the Czech Republic on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the two towns.
The communities are preparing the relevant SPF (Small Project Fund) applications.
The first three, almost three-metre-high, letters of the aluminium sculpture HUMAN will be placed permanently at the pond in Loosdorf with half of the “M” submerged in the water.
The letters “M”, “A” and “N” will be positioned at the pond in Rudice where half of the letter “M” will emerge from the water. This will create a theoretical subterranean connection between the two partner communities. Additionally along the projects there will be information boards.
A musical composition will be created to accompany the project and given its first performance by the Youth Brass Band from Staatz and the Rudice Music Group. Buses will take the citizens of the partner communities to visit each other within the framework of two symposiums. Philosophical, interdisciplinary and communicative presentations will be given on the subject being dealt with.