9) Hans Schabus

Hans Schabus /AT

BALLAST, 2006

Installation site specific, variable size

Historically, river stones have been used instead of water for trimming ships. When they were no longer needed for the return journey, they were used to pave roads or build houses. Hans Schabus displays documentation

of a research trip during which he took a backpack full of such ballast stones from Savannah, Georgia (US), back to Liverpool (GB). Ballast demonstrates the diverse aspects of water as a trade route and points to the traces left by the colonial era.

*1970 in Watschig/AT, lebt und arbeitet in Wien/AT | lives and works in Vienna.

Location: OÖ Kulturquartier (9)


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