I enjoy collaborating with the UNIKUM and participated as a spectator, musician and sound engineer. What makes it really special to me is the high artistic aspiration, the inclusion of social realities and weirdness of all sorts, their understanding of the process of art-making, the working in and with public spaces combined with being in nature, walking through natural and cultivated landscapes, and silence.
Some lines of their statement: “The UNIKUM University Cultural Centre is a place of applied cultural work that combines artistic practice and creative research. It sees itself as an aesthetic cell, a workshop and experimental space in which art and cultural projects are developed and realised.
The UNIKUM is committed to art that is situated in society and addresses social realities.
Contemporary, innovative and interdisciplinary art forms play an important role, especially in the fields of visual arts, music, literature and new media.
The environment of the University Cultural Centre is determined both locally and thematically by the university, the city and the country. The UNIKUM regards this environment as a living and creative space and thus as a challenge for artistic exploration. It sees its work as an aesthetic intervention in this space. The UNIKUM University Cultural Centre attempts to open up communicative interstices for art and science, for the university and non-university public. It wants to stimulate processes that reach beyond the institutional framework of the university and have an impact on the university.” (more here)
For the Long night of research
held at Austrian Universities, the exterior wall of the uni building in Klagenfurt became a supersized projection space: Video Mapping: Niki Meixner, music: Christina Clar. 2022
Landgang | Odhod na kopno (Landing)
with: Yulia Izmaylova, Sigrid Friedmann, Felix Strasser, Matthias Wieser, Bella Ban, Thales Weilinger, Emil Krištof, Johannes Puch, Niki Meixner, Wernouk Koratiq, Gerhard Pilgram, Andreas Strasser, Barbara Ambrusch-Rapp, Ulrich Kaufmann, Bettina Pirker, Christina Clar, Primus Sitter, Hannes Zebedin, Maja Strasser, Dietmar Pickl, Karen Asatrian, Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, Nikita Izmaylov, Dominik Srienc, Kamran Gharabaghi, Markus Brandstätter, Boris Randzio, Stefan Gfrerrer, Sara Zambrano, Florian Zambrano Moreno, Jani Oswald, Performancegruppe Freak Out, Wilhelm Berger, Marie & Luise, Gernot Fischer, Erich Pacher, Arkadi Strasser, Wolfgang Grossl, Franziska Füchsl, Dagmar Travner, Mladen Savić
Flaschenpost| Pismo v steklenici (Bottle post), online project
Steinwurf | Lučaj kamna | Sassata (Stone’s throw)
films directed by Niki Meixner
sound design: Christina Clar
Einklang & Widerhall | Zvok & sozvočje | Suono & risonanza (Harmony and resonance)
with: Paul Gulda, Agnes Palmisano, Trio Etnoploč, Topolovska Minimalna Orkestra, Topolò/Topolove (IT)
sound recording: Christina Clar
Landschaft in Bewegung | Pokrajina v gibanju | Paesaggio in Movimento (Landscape in motion)
music & sound design: Christina Clar