Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. (Herman Melville, Moby-Dick)
Water is the focus of HÖHENRAUSCH 2018. Amorphous, volatile, and fluid, water has always been a foreign element for those confined to the land. Infinitely boundless, life-giving, belonging to no one and following its own laws, water is at the same time a perilous liminal space and a nearly insurmountable boundary, at turns “barbarically” disconcerting and devastating.
More than 40 international artistic contributions show how contradictory the element of water can be: a place where we may run aground or set sail for new shores, a place of exchange or conquest and also a utopia.
The HÖHENRAUSCH circuit with its walkways, bridges and stairs, the various art spaces, attics, and the vast roof landscape high above Linz forms the atmospherically charged backdrop for this extraordinary art project.
curators: Elisabeth Schweeger, Martin Sturm, Genoveva Rückert
HÖHENRAUSCH is part of DonauArt, taking place concurrently at cultural institutions and in the public space. OÖ Kulturquartier, OÖ Landesgalerie, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Ars Electronica Center, and numerous additional partners are presenting art projects revolving around the theme of water/the Danube.
For details see: www.donauart.at