Exhibition, rauminhalt_harald bichler Gallery, Vienna, 2023
Danube: Settlement Fluctuation in River Regulation
Artists Herwig Turk and Gebhard Sengmüller collaborated with scientists and researchers to explore a stretch of the Danube southeast of Vienna, a landscape in a pronounced tension zone.
A cross between an industrial zone, a recreation area, and the ecologically sensitive Donau-Auen National Park, this region has, in recent centuries, been strongly altered by building, river regulation, stabilization, and war; one would be hard-pressed to find more greatly contrasting elements in a landscape of such compact dimensions.
From March 9 to April 22, 2023, the artists presented the results of the first year of their project, arranged as a multifaceted space of experiences in the rauminhalt_harald bichler gallery in Vienna.