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Draw the Danube - Build a Bridge
a project by heim.art®

Water is essential for life, it is the foundation of human interaction. Cooperation in the use and handling of water and water resources made human civilization possible; today the Danube, like a lifeline, flows through a united Europe.
The „Draw the Danube - Build a Bridge“ project strives to draw closer to the essence of the Danube by trying to collectively ‚capture‘ an instant of the river. Initiated by Joachim Eckl, this project aspires to create a unifying and forward-looking impulse to promote cross-border cooperation between people along the entire course of the river. It is about realizing a social picture throughout 10 states along the Danube.

The Bridge Building Office will be installed at the Kapelle OK Platz, Linz, 02.09. – 28.10.2017 o provide different views and standpoints as the basis for building a connection. Round table talks on art, nature, law, human experience and community spirit will be inspired by art installations and the idea of Draw the Danube – Build a Bridge Project.
The Chapel will function as an art installation using also the sound installations by Annea Lockwood, Michael Pisaro and Olivera Gracanin.

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www.donau-danube.eu​


Schöpfungsbüro
Runder Tisch - Flussgespräche
Kapelle OK Platz, Linz, 2.9. – 28.10.2017

September
ERÖFFUNG / OPENING
Samstag, 2. September, 17 Uhr

Direktor Martin Sturm eröffnet die Kunstinstallationen von Joachim Eckl und Annea Lockwood
18 Uhr Karl Heinz Tritschler /DE: „Was ist Kunst? 40000 Jahre Menschheitsgeschichte“
geb. 1957, Studium der Malerei, Kunsttherapie und Kunstpädagogik in der Tradition Joseph Beuys, Vorträge und Seminare zu den Themen Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Bildung und Demokratie.

Samstag, 9. September, 18 Uhr
Polly Higgins
/GB: „Nature and Justice“
Originally practising in London, now operating internationally in an advisory capacity, Polly puts her barrister skills into use for just one client – the Earth. She is the lead advocate for an international criminal law of Ecocide to protect people and planet. Ecocide law, she advocates, shall criminalise ecosystem destruction caused by corporate and State action, imposing a legal duty of care to prevent climate and ecological ecocide.

Samstag, 16. September, 18 Uhr
Joachim Eckl
/AT: „Brückenschlag- Donauschöpfung - Ein Bild aus der Zukunft“
Künstler, Sozial-Ingenieur, Kulturmäzen, Projektleiter, Produzent in der Kultur- und Kunstwelt sowie Kulturvereinsleiter.
Er ist vor allem für seine Großprojekte in Verbindung mit Wasser, insbesondere Flüsse, bekannt. Seine Arbeit wurde mit dem Grün–Preis des Landes Oberösterreich und dem Ford-Umweltpreis des
BM für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft ausgezeichnet.

Samstag, 23. September, 18 Uhr
Thomas Macho
/AT: „Wasser, Ritual und Kultur“
Kulturwissenschaftler, Philosoph und bis 2016 Professor für Kulturgeschichte an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, nun Direktor des Internationalen Forschungszentrums Kulturwissenschaften in Wien. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind u. a. die Geschichte der Zeitrechnung, Kulturgeschichte der Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen, Tod und Totenkulte, Religion in der Moderne, Geschichte der Rituale, Ästhetik des Monströsen, Science und Fiction. Seine Essays und Rezensionen publizieren u.a. die NZZ und Die Zeit.

Samstag, 30. September, 18 Uhr
Michael Pisaro
/US: „Nature denatured and found again“
Guitarist and composer, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble. He has composed over 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation. Before joining the composition faculty at the California Institute of the Arts (where he is located presently), he taught music composition and theory at Northwestern University from 1986 to 2000.

Oktober
to be announced / Termine folgen:

Klaus Albrecht Schröder /AT: „Das Element des Wassers in der Kunst“
Kunsthistoriker und ehem. Leiter BA-CA Kunstforum, seit 2000 Direktor der Albertina in Wien.

Bernd-Helmut Kröplin /DE: „Welt im Tropfen - Wasser als Gedächtnis und Spiegel“
Wasserforscher und Prof. für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik i.R.

Andreas Huber /DE: „River and Future, Club of Rome’s view on the development oft he Danube“
Geschäftsführer der Deutschen Gesellschaft Club of Rome und ehrenamtlicher Vorstand der Desertec Foundation.

Robert Konecny /AT: „Donau und ihr Naturraum“
Projektmanager im Umweltbundesamt, mit Fachgebiet Biologie, Fischökologie, Fischparasitologie und Limnologie.

Harald Haarmann /DE: „Die Donau Kultur“
Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaftler und Autor, lebt und arbeitet in Finnland; zahlreiche Preise u.a. Prix logos (1999) der Association européenne des linguistes et des professeurs de langues (Paris), Premio Jean Monnet (1999) im Bereich Essayliteratur, Plato Award 2006.


Joachim Eckl is presenting his water-drawing installation. The project „Draw the Danube - Build a Bridge“ envisions an approximately hour long simultaneous drawing of water along the course of the river at around 280 points of extraction (that is, about every 10 kilometers or about 6.2 miles), with 1 000 liters being collected at each site. At an average flow speed of about 10 km/h, the water collected in 280 one-cubic-meter transparent containers will represent an instant snapshot of the entire Danube. Subsequently, the water scooped at the different sites will be collected and gathered in an installation representing an instant of the Danube. This ‚collective‘ snapshot will be shared with the partners along the river.

Annea Lockwood is a New Zealand born American composer. She taught electronic music at Vassar College. Her work often involves recordings of natural found sounds. Annea Lockwood has been recording rivers since the 60s, “not to document them, but rather for the special state of mind and body which the sounds of moving water create when one listens intently to the complex mesh of rhythms and pitches.” Lovely Music, Ltd. released Annea‘s seminal work A Sound Map of the Hudson River in 1989. Nineteen years later, we are proud to present A Sound Map of the Danube, her largest river recording project to date. Recorded over three years and five trips to Europe, A Sound Map of the Danube traces the second longest European river‘s run from the Black Forest in Germany to its delta into the Black Sea.